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Opponents of Voter I.D. Law Look To Next Week's Trial PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 20 January 2016 06:49

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Opponents of North Carolina's new photo I.D. requirement to vote are hoping a judge will side with them when a trial on the law begins in Winston-Salem. The trial is set for Jan. 25.

Critics say the requirement discriminates against minorities and the poor and should be struck down. Supporters say it is a common sense rule and puts North Carolina in the mainstream of election law.

Last week a federal judge denied the state NAACP's petition to block the requirement in the March 15 primary election.

The NAACP and its allied groups also contend that state Board of Elections education efforts are not satisfactory.

Republican Drops Out of N.C. House District 6 Primary PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 19 January 2016 06:47

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Arthur Willliams has decided not to compete in the Republican primary for the House District 6 seat in the General Assembly.

The Beaufort Observer posted a news release from the county Republican Party chairman, Keith Kidwell.

The release said the decision "was purely personal."

Williams' departure leaves Ashley Woolard and Beverly Boswell vying for the GOP nomination. The winner will face the winner of the Democratic primary between Judy Justice and Warren Judge.

Rep. Paul Tine currently holds the seat. He has chosen not to seek re-election.

NC GOP Executive Committee Votes Down Efforts To Undermine Lewis and Woodhouse PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 15 January 2016 06:42

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Putting down an internal dust-up among its members, the executive commitee of the state Republican Party voted overwhelmingly to reject efforts to censure Rep. David Lewis and remove Executive Director Dallas Woodhouse.

The committee consists of hundreds of people. The vote was roughly 2-to-1, according to published reports.

Lewis was a target of more conservative members because they didn't like what they viewed as his leadership support of a new mechanism for legislators to operate fundraising committees. Some felt the move undermined fundraising efforts of the state party.

Lewis represents the state party with the Republican National Committee.

Woodhouse came under fire for a perceived bias in favor of Republican incumbent Sen. Richard Burr. Critics said he was favoring Burr over Burr's primary challengers.

CBS/New York Times Poll: Sanders Gaining on Clinton, Picking Up Support of Democratic Women PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 14 January 2016 06:16

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Hillary Clinton is the presumed Democratic Party nominee for president, but Bernie Sanders is gaining on her according to a CBS News/New York Times national poll of Democratic primary voters.

The poll shows Clinton with 48 percent and Sanders with 41 percent.

Among Democratic women, Clinton scores 53 percent to Sanders' 39 percent. That's a gain of 10 points for Sanders since late last year.

Read the full story on the latest Clinton/Sanders polls at thehill.com.


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