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N.C. Democrats Pitch Need For Voting Rights Institute PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 28 August 2015 05:25

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Durham legislator Mickey Michaux is urging Democrats to help fund a grassroots effort by the state party to fight back against what he terms "voter suppression."

In a fundraising email, Michaux signed on to the following message:

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 "I remember standing on the front lines during the civil rights movement besides many people who fought and died because we believed then, like we do now, that every single voter deserved fair and equal access to the ballot box.

We’ve won an important battle, but the war against voter suppression is not over.  According to an Elon University research report, over 90% of our college campuses had no Early Voting location on campus in 2014. That’s not acceptable, considering 18 counties had wait times over an hour in early and Election Day polls in 2014.

Voting is a fundamental right and we need to be increasing access to the polls, not eliminating precincts and voting locations. That’s why I’m working with the North Carolina Democratic Party to fund and develop the North Carolina Voting Rights Institute that will train and support activists like you across the state to stand up against voter suppression.

Will you donate $10 today so that we can begin building this program from the grassroots up? Together, we will be Victory Ready in 2016 and make sure our voters are not denied access to voting on election day.

Onward to Victory,

Representative Henry M. Michaux, Jr."

 
PPP: Hillary Clinton Leads Democratic Field In North Carolina With 55 Percent PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 27 August 2015 05:50

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Bernie Sanders is drawing huge crowds for his presidential run, but here in North Carolina, rival Hillary Clinton continues to lead the field.

Public Policy Polling data shows Clinton has 55 percent of Democratic primary voters' support, while Sanders has 19 percent.

Jim Webb follows with 5 percent, Lincoln Chafee and Martin O'Malley with 2 percent each, and Lawrence Lessig with1 percent.

Speculation about Vice President Joe Biden has ramped up this week. Clinton told reporters she wants Biden to make the best decision for himself and his family.

Biden recently lost his son, Beau.

 
NC GOP Responds To Ballot Access Rumors About Trump PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 26 August 2015 05:46

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - After some media reported that North Carolina GOP officials were considering a plan to force Republican presidential candidates to commit to supporting the eventual nominee in order to appear on the state ballot, state Republican Party Chairman Hasan Harnett posted the following statement on the party's website.

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As news spread about rumors of NCGOP officials discussing the validity of Donald Trump’s candidacy in NC, it is critical to clarify fact from rumor.  NCGOP Chairman Hasan Harnett said, “The press is trying to create a story by reporting rumors and hearsay.  I was unaware of any staff meetings regarding Mr. Trump’s candidacy in North Carolina.  In fact, North Carolina State law already deals with the issue at hand and the NCGOP has no intention of restricting or preventing any legitimate Republican candidate from running in North Carolina.  We will have a fair primary election and I welcome all Presidential candidates, including Donald Trump, to our great state.”

Under North Carolina State Law, the issue of running as an independent or third-party candidate may be a moot point.  According to NCGS 163-213.6, “The State Board of Elections shall forthwith contact each person who has been nominated by the Board or by petition and notify him in writing that his name will be printed as a candidate of a specified political party on the North Carolina presidential preference primary ballot. A candidate who participates in the North Carolina presidential preference primary of a particular party shall have his name placed on the general election ballot only as a nominee of that political party.”

 
GOP Presidential Contender Scott Walker To Visit North Carolina PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 24 August 2015 05:51

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - He's a favorite of the conservative wing of the Republican Party, and now he's coming to North Carolina.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker will be in Matthews Monday at 10:15 a.m. for a campaign stop that's part of southern swing.

Walker spent the weekend in Tennessee and Alabama, and will head to South Carolina following his Matthews stop.

The latest data from Public Policy Polling shows Walker's support sliding in North Carolina. He's now at 6 percent with the GOP. Last month he was at 12 percent.

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