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U.S. Supreme Court: Enforce North Carolina's Voting Changes PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 09 October 2014 04:39


RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a federal appeals court order that put on hold two provisions of North Carolina's election reform law. 
On Wednesday, the high court stayed the 4th Circuit Court's order related to same-day registration and out-of-precinct voting. Both would have been reinstated for the November 4 election has the order stood. 
The vote was 7-2.
Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor did not join the majority.  
Former UN Ambassador John Bolton Endorses Thom Tillis For Senate PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 07 October 2014 05:20


RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Polls show he's several points behind Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan, but Republican Thom Tillis continues to snag key endorsements.
Former UN Ambassador John Bolton has endorsed Tillis and is distributing a video endorsement message via social media.
Says Bolton in the message:
"We need bold leadership in Washington. I've decided to support Thom Tillis because he knows we have made a promise to our children and grandchildren to keep America strong. North Carolina deserves a better Senator than Kay Hagan."
On Tuesday, Hagan and Tillis will meet for the second televised statewide debate. It will be moderated by ABC News correspondent George Stephanopoulos, a former Clinton administration official and Clinton campaign consultant. 
Toe To Toe: Hagan And Tillis Meet Tuesday In Televised Debate PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 06 October 2014 07:50

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - With polls continuing to show Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan with a slight lead over Republican Thom Tillis, political watchers have their eyes set on this week's debate to see if Tillis can move the needle with just 30 days to go.

On Tuesday, Tillis and Hagan will face each other on the state in the second statewide televised debate of their race to snag the Senate seat now held by Hagan.
The debate will be moderated by ABC News correspondent George Stephanopoulos, a former Clinton administration political advisor. It is sponsored by the North Carolina  Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation.
An NBC/Marist poll released Sunday showed Hagan with 44 percent and Tillis with 40 percent. Libertarian Sean Haugh pulled 9 percent.
A recent Civitas Institute poll showed a tighter race. Hagan drew 41 percent of the vote and Tillis 40 percent. Libertarian  Sean Haugh registered at 4 percent.
The North Carolina Senate race is considered key to both major political parties. Democrats see the seat as key to retaining control of the chamber, while Republicans see it as a race that could secure their takeover.
Last Updated on Monday, 06 October 2014 07:51
N.C. Board Of Elections Statement On Court Of Appeals Voting Law Ruling PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 03 October 2014 09:26

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The North Carolina Board of Elections released the following statement in the wake of Wednesday's Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling on two components of North Carolina's recently passed election reform law.

The statement, issued Wednesday, is as follows:
"The Fourth Circuit today reinstated same-day registration and out-of-precinct voting ahead of the General Election in November.  A divided panel ordered the lower court to enjoin enforcement of new election procedures that eliminated same-day registration and required that a voter cast her ballot in her properly assigned precinct.  Judge Diana Gribbon Motz dissented. 
“We are concerned that changes so close to the election may contribute to voter confusion,” said Executive Director Kim Westbrook Strach of the State Board of Elections. “More than 4 million voter guides have gone to the public with information contrary to today’s decision.”   
An appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court is expected as soon as tomorrow.  Voters are encouraged to stay informed of further developments. 
A copy of the Fourth Circuit opinion is available online. Election Day is November 4."
Last Updated on Friday, 03 October 2014 09:27

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