People in Politics August 29, 2015 PDF Print E-mail
People In Politics
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This week, the fight over North Carolina’s new law to require a photo I.D. to vote was back in court. Host Donna Martinez gets the details from Carolina Journal Managing Editor Rick Henderson, who is following the multiple cases filed against the election law change that opponents say is discriminatory. This week’s case was before a state judge and focused solely on whether recent legislative changes to the I.D. law make the detractors’ case moot. Then we hear about the national story that spurred North Carolina Republican Party Chairman Hasan Harnett to rebut scuttlebutt that the party is considering forcing GOP candidates to commit to supporting the eventual presidential nominee in order to gain access to the state’s primary ballot. That’s followed by comments from State Rep. Dean Arp about one of the most hotly debated political issues of the General Assembly session: whether voters will be able to cast a ballot for or against infrastructure bonds. Arp explains a compromise with the governor that is being considered by legislative leaders. Then we hear from Gov. McCrory as he shares his personal memories of being a student teacher at a Rowan County high school. His message was released to honor teachers heading back to school for the new year. Then Martinez gets the latest polling data on the presidential contenders from Tom Jensen of Public Policy Polling. The two discuss the slate of Republican candidates, where Donald Trump has the lead in North Carolina, and the growing challenges for Democratic Party frontrunner Hillary Clinton.
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