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State Board Of Elections: 28 Candidates File For Three Judicial Seats PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Tuesday, 12 August 2014 15:03

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - When the dust settled on Friday afternoon, a total of 28 candidates had filed the necessary paperwork and paid the fees to be on the ballot for three judicial races.

 
The state Board of Elections reports that 19 candidates have filed for the Court of Appeals seat vacated by Chief Judge John Martin.
 
The ballot order will be:
 
Marion Warren
Chuck Winfree
John M. Tyson
Elizabeth Davenport Scott
Tricia Shields
Jody Newsome
Marty Martin
Hunter Murphy
Keischa Lovelace
Ann Kirby
Abe Jones
Sabra Jean Faires
Daniel Patrick Donahue
J. Brad Donovan
Lori G. Christian
Jeffrey M. Cook
Betsy Bunting
John S. Arrowood
Valerie Johnson Zachary
 
 Five candidates have filed for the Superior Court seat in District 15A vacated by Judge Robert Johnson (Alamance).
 
Keith Whited
Jim Roberson
Mike Rodgers
Alex Dawson III
Rick Champion
 
 Four candidates have filed for the Superior Court seat in District 26B vacated by Judge William Constangy (Mecklenburg). 
 
Eric A. Montgomery
David Kelly
John W. Bowers
Carla Archie
Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 August 2014 15:04
 
Hagan Campaign Targets Tillis Support From Karl Rove, Koch Brothers PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 12 August 2014 14:44

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - With most polls showing Democrat Kay Hagan either leading her Republican opponent Thom Tillis or tied with the House Speaker, the Hagan camp is going after conservative supporters of Tillis.

 
In an e-mail distributed Tuesday, the campaign sought to gather donations with its anti-Rove, anti-Koch message.
 
The email is below.
 
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Dear Friend,
 
Karl Rove is all in for Kay’s opponent, Thom Tillis.
 
Rove's outside groups have already spent $5 million on Tillis' behalf. And Rove himself was on Fox News defending Tillis’ actions that have hurt North Carolina’s middle class.
 
Rove's made his choice for North Carolina -- the same choice the Kochs have made. But we know, Friend, that it’s the WRONG choice for North Carolina families.
 
Kay is our choice -- and if she’s going to win, she needs us. We need to hit our $450,000 goal before this month’s deadline. Pitch in a few dollars to get us there.
 
If you've saved your payment information with ActBlue Express, your donation will go through immediately:
 
Express Donate: $5
 
Express Donate: $10
 
Express Donate: $25
 
Or donate another amount.
 
 
 
Rove jumped to Tillis’ defense pretty fast. Hey, I don’t blame him: I would too if my outside groups had already invested $5 million to help Tillis get elected.
 
But here’s the truth: All that money won’t change a thing. Polls are showing that, even though this is a close race, Kay’s got the momentum.
 
And as long as she’s got the best grassroots network out there, there’s no way Rove and the Kochs will get their way.
 
Kay will continue to be the top target of special interest attacks. And we need to continue hitting our goals to fight back. Contribute your $5 (or more) to help us bring in another $450,000 in August.
 
Thanks.
 
Preston
 
Preston Elliott
Campaign Manager
Kay Hagan for U.S. Senate, Inc.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 August 2014 14:48
 
Statement From Gov. McCrory's Legal Counsel On Federal Judge's Ruling Regarding N.C. Voting Laws PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 11 August 2014 09:13

 

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - In the wake of a federal judge's ruling that North Carolina's voting reform law, enacted in 2013, will be used in the 2014 November election, Gov. Pat McCrory's office released the following statement, with comment from Chief Legal Counsel Bob Stephens.
 
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“This is a victory for North Carolina’s popular law that requires identification to vote,” said Stephens. “North Carolina is joining a majority of states in common sense protections that preserve the sanctity of the voting booth. Today’s ruling is just more evidence that this law is constitutional – as we have said from the very onset of this process,” Stephens continued.
 
N.C. Board Of Elections Statement On Federal Judge's Ruling Regarding N.C. Voting Laws PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 11 August 2014 09:09

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - In the wake of a federal judge's ruling that North Carolina's voting reform law, enacted in 2013, will be used in the 2014 November election, the state Board of Elections released the following statement.

 
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Federal Judge: NC voting laws are enforceable  
 
 
 
RALEIGH, N.C. — A federal judge in Winston-Salem today denied a petition to enjoin the State Board of Elections’ implementation of new voting laws enacted in August 2013. 
 
The NAACP, League of Women Voters, and other plaintiffs had requested that Judge Thomas Schroder delay implementation of the state’s new elections procedures. In a 125-page order, Judge Schroder concluded that “at this stage of the proceedings Plaintiffs and Intervenors have failed to demonstrate a likelihood of success on their claims that [election law] changes as to same-day registration and out-of-precinct provisional voting were implemented with intent to deny or abridge the right to vote of African-American North Carolinians or otherwise violate Section 2 of the [Voting Rights Act] or the Constitution.”
 
“We are partnering with civic organizations across the political spectrum to implement new voting requirements in a way that serves all communities in our state,” said Executive Director Kim Westbrook Strach of the State Board of Elections.  “Outreach staff at the State Board will continue our efforts to ensure that every voter has the opportunity to participate this November.”
 
A trial on the merits is scheduled for July 2015. 
Last Updated on Monday, 11 August 2014 09:10
 
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