People in Politics October 25, 2014 PDF Print E-mail
People In Politics
Wednesday, 29 October 2014 16:29

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Early voting is underway at more than 350 locations across all 100 counties. And according to the State Board of Elections, there are more polling places than in 2010, and a 70 percent increase in evening hours. Still, critics of recent election law changes say legislative leaders have made changes intended to disenfranchise some voters. Host Donna Martinez discusses early voting opportunities with Rick Henderson, managing editor of Carolina Journal.  The two also talk about the flap over Kay Hagan’s decision not to join Thom Tillis in a Time Warner Cable debate, a story that drew national attention, and a new ad from Democratic candidate Clay Aiken. The ad has been ruled by fact checkers to carry false information but Aiken is defending it as part of his fight to unseat 2nd District Republican Rep. Renee Ellmers. Then we discuss why Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Martin failed to show up for a debate with his challengers, Superior Court Judge Ola Lewis as the two compete for the Chief Justice’s seat on the high court. Next is a look at a vote tracking website that shows where voting is heavy and where it is light, and which party has the turnout momentum. Martinez talks with Susan Myrick of the Civitas Institute about the data and what can tell us. That’s followed by a look at the politics of gay marriage. Tami Fitzgerald of the North Carolina Values Coalition tells Martinez why her group is standing with Senate Leader Phil Berger in his quest to provide a religious exemption for registers of deeds and magistrates who don’t want to perform same-sex marriages, which a federal court has ruled is now legal in North Carolina.
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