People in Politics November 2, 2013 PDF Print E-mail
People In Politics
Wednesday, 30 October 2013 11:22

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While Democrats and Republicans fight in court over whether North Carolina’s new requirement to show a photo I.D. to vote is constitutional, N.C. State political science professor Andy Taylor is expressing concerns over enforcement of the law, should it pass legal muster. Host Donna Martinez talks with Taylor about his concerns, as well as the role of Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper in the voter I.D. story. Cooper has been vocal about his personal opposition to the law even though his office must defend the state in court. Then we hear comments from Gov. Pat McCrory in defense of the law. That’s followed by a look at a provision in the election reform law that has garnered few headlines. Martinez talks with Rick Henderson of Carolina Journal about the end of public financing for judicial elections in North Carolina, how North Carolina compares to other states when it comes to electing judges, and recent disciplinary action against former Mecklenburg County Judge Bill Belk, whose law license has been suspended for three years. Then Martinez provides a news update on national fundraising numbers for Democrats and Republicans, comments about President Obama’s opposition made by Benjamin Jealous of the national NAACP, and an African-American engagement office opened in Charlotte by the Republican National Committee. Next is a look at the results of two rankings of state legislators’ votes on business issues and environmental issues. And finally, conservative commentator and author Ann Coulter tells Talk Radio 850 WPTF talk show host Bill LuMaye her views about the rift inside the Republican Party.
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