Stories tagged: "voting rights"


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‘Power Grab’: New Republican Majority on NC Supreme Court Agrees to Rehear Voter ID and Redistricting Cases Decided in December

The two Democratic justices on the court disagreed with the majority’s decision, with Justice Anita Earls writing that rehearing the redistricting decision was a “power grab” and a “radical break with 205 years of history.”

FILE - Dennis Gaddy, the co-founder of Community Success Initiative is shown at the Raleigh, N.C. office on Dec. 18, 2019. Gaddy, 62, served time behind bars and said he was unable to vote for seven years after being released from prison because he was on probation. Community Success Initiative is a plaintiff in a voting rights lawsuit that was heard Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023, by the North Carolina Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
56,000 North Carolinians Could Lose Their Voting Rights. Here’s How.

People on parole or probation after felony convictions—or those who've yet to pay their fines after a conviction—could lose their voting rights due to a case before the North Carolina Supreme Court.

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NC Republicans Ask State Supreme Court to Throw out Recent Rulings That Prevented Partisan Gerrymandering and Voter ID Laws

The GOP’s request for total control is not altogether surprising, as the courts have repeatedly found that North Carolina Republicans have gerrymandered and disenfranchised Black voters in the state with “almost surgical precision.”

In this Wednesday, June 24, 2015 photo, Rev. William Barber speaks at Pullen Memorial Baptist Church in Raleigh, N.C.  (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
NC Civil Rights Leader Rev. Barber Wrote a Letter to Lame-Duck Democrats. Here’s What He Had To Say. 

In a letter addressing the US Senate leader, Barber said it’s time for these lawmakers to “show the people who worked tirelessly to keep them in power that they are ready to go to work for them.” 

Henry Frye, far right, with NC Central law professor Hugo Payne and Dean Daniel G. Sampson. One of 12 children born to  Richmond County tobacco farmers, Frye became the first Black person elected to the state legislature after Jim Crow, the first Black person to serve on the state Supreme Court, and the first Black person to be chief justice of that court. A history of this remarkable man makes our list of NC-centric books to gift. (Image via NC Central)
Have a North Carolina Nerd in the Family? Here Are 9 Books to Gift 

A comprehensive history of this fascinating state, the (ongoing) struggle for voting rights, and the scandal that rocked North Carolina politics: They all make our NC-centric reading list. 

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Feeling Generous This Holiday Season? Our Picks for Worthy Do-Gooders to Donate To In North Carolina

It's been a perilous year for voting rights and women's health, among other things. Here's who is helping if you want to contribute.

Harini Krishnan, left, of California, and Ananya Karchru, right, of Connecticut, wait for results at an election-night gathering for Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Cheri Beasley at a hotel in Raleigh, N.C., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)
4 Things We Think About the North Carolina Election

It was a good night to be a Republican. But there are bright spots for the left-leaning North Carolinian.