People in Politics October 11, 2014 Print
People In Politics
Thursday, 09 October 2014 09:53

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In a 7 to 2 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that North Carolina’s recent election reforms should be enforced for the November 4 midterm. The high court overruled a federal appeals court, which had put a stay on two provisions of the law pertaining to out of precinct voting and same-day registration. Host Donna Martinez updates listeners on reaction to the ruling from State Board of Elections Executive Director Kim Strach, who had expressed concerns about administrative problems and voter confusion that would be created had the lower court ruling stayed in force. Gov. Pat McCrory also issued a statement praising the ruling. Then we turn to the neck-and-neck U.S. Senate race between Democrat Kay Hagan, Republican Thom Tillis, and Libertarian Sean Haugh. We hear comments from Hagan and Tillis, who participated in a Tuesday night statewide debate that at times was pointed and testy as they debated an array of issues. The debate was moderated by ABC News Correspondent George Stephanopolous and sponsored by the North Carolina Association of Broadcasters Educational Foundation. Then Martinez revisits her summer conversation with Libertarian Sean Haugh, who was not part of the Tuesday debate. That’s followed by analysis of the Hagan-Tillis debate. Rick Henderson of Carolina Journal tells Martinez what he viewed as the highlights and lowlights of the debate, why Hagan is doubling down on the allegation that Tillis “gutted education” and why Tillis keeps reminding people that a vote for Hagan is a vote for President Obama.
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