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State Democrats Fundraise Off Of Supreme Court Order On North Carolina Redistricting PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 21 April 2015 05:23

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Following the U.S. Supreme Court order that the North Carolina Supreme Court review again the redrawn election maps created by state Republicans, state Democratic Party Chairwoman Patsy Keever issued the following fundraising email


"The U.S. Supreme Court just sent our redistricting case back to the NC Supreme Court.  This is good news for Democrats.

Our State Supreme Court will now review the case and apply the standards of the Alabama case, which overturned race-based legislative districts.

This will give us more competitive legislative races and will allow us to elect more Democrats to the legislature.  Help us prepare for this victory.  
 

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We can't do this without you.

Sincerely,

Patsy Keever, Chair"

 
Statement From Rep. David Lewis and Sen. Bob Rucho On Redistricting Order PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 21 April 2015 05:19

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Following the U.S. Supreme Court order that the North Carolina Supreme Court review again the redrawn election maps created by state Republicans, Representative David Lewis (R-Harnett) and Senator Bob Rucho (R-Mecklenburg), Chairmen of House and Senate Redistricting Committees, released the following joint statement:


“Since 2011, every court that has issued an opinion and the Obama Justice Department has reached the same conclusion – North Carolina’s redistricting maps are constitutional. Today’s procedural ruling is not unexpected and we are confident that our state Supreme Court will once again arrive at the same result and the U.S. Supreme Court will affirm its decision.”

The two legislators also offered this background to the case:

"Today the U.S. Supreme Court gave the N.C. Supreme Court the opportunity to consider the impact of its recent ruling in Alabama on North Carolina’s redistricting case. The Alabama case is significantly different from the North Carolina case because it was based on a claim against the State of Alabama regarding Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act that alleged their redistricting maps resulted in fewer minorities serving in the state legislature than otherwise would be expected. North Carolina’s case involves a substantially different argument using Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act. And unlike in Alabama, the outcome of North Carolina’s redistricting plan has been the election of a record number of minorities to the N.C. General Assembly – including the leaders of the Senate and House Democratic Caucuses. While the U.S. Supreme Court has simply issued a procedural order calling for further review of North Carolina’s case, it has not issued any opinion. Its action is not substantive and offers no indication of how it might rule on the merits of the North Carolina case.

 A majority-Democrat judicial panel unanimously ruled that congressional and legislative redistricting maps passed by the General Assembly in 2011 meet all applicable standards of federal and state law. Its decision was upheld by the N.C. Supreme Court."

 
Cash Rolls In To NRCC, Allows Group To Pay Off Midterm Debt PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 20 April 2015 05:06

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - A haul of $10.3 million in March has given the National Republican Congresssional Campaign Committee (NRCC) the money it needed to pay off its $7 million debt held over from last year's midterm election.

The money news is according to a report at rollcall.com, which cites an aide to the campaign committee.

With the debt paid, the Republican group has $6.9 million on hand.

The Democratic campaign group raised roughly $8 million, according to the story.

The full story can be found at rollcall.com.

 
Poll: Nearly Half Say President's Record Will Hurt Democratic Nominee for President PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 17 April 2015 05:44

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Democrat Hillary Clinton is already aligning herself with some of President Obama's views and policies, but a good chunk of the electorate believes that will hurt her, should she become the Democratic Party's nominee for president.

Rasmussen polling shows 47 percent of likely U.S. voters says Obama's record will hurt the nominee, while 23 percent say it will help the candidate.

Twenty-two percent say his record won't have an impact.

 
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