Civitas Review

Monthly Archives: October 2012

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    Civitas Study: Same Day Registration Creates Thousands of Unverified Voters

    Posted in Elections & Campaigns, Legislative Activity By Matt Willoughby | Tagged , , , ,

    The Civitas Institute found Same Day Registration in North Carolina allows thousands of people to bypass the address verification process and vote. Matt Willoughby has a video report…

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    Oct
    31

    How strong are teacher unions?

    Posted in Education By Bob Luebke | Tagged , ,

    Last week I blogged about an EIA story reporting on the decline in NEA membership across the nation.    Over the weekend, the Fordham Institute released   How Strong Are U.S.Teacher Unions: A State by State Comparison. The authors should be commended for the breadth of the study (a three year undertaking) as well as the methodology […]

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    31

    Republicans Gain Momentum in Early Voting and Polls

    Posted in Elections & Campaigns, Politicians & Politicking, Polling By Matt Willoughby | Tagged , ,

    Republicans and unaffiliated voters are outpacing Democrats in the early voting lines with less than a week until Election Day. Matt Willoughby has a video report…

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    Oct
    30

    Jim Hunt Sends Mixed Message in Obama Endorsement

    Posted in Economics By Brian Balfour | Tagged , , ,

    Former NC Governor Jim Hunt pens this endorsement for Pres. Obama in today's N&O. The article is chock full of typicall politcial bloviating – a lot of words with little substance (Obama cares, invest in the future, etc.) But this sentence near the end caught my attention. Hunt declares: In short, Obama’s blueprint for our […]

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    Oct
    29

    Thousands of Bad Addresses on NC Voter Rolls

    Posted in Elections & Campaigns By Brian Balfour | Tagged ,

    A new investigation posted at the Civitas Institute's main website reveals some significant flaws in the accuracy of North Carolina's voter rolls. Some highlights from the report: We chose five counties — Buncombe, Durham, New Hanover, Pasquotank and Wake — to include in our own mailing to check on voters’ status. Our plan was to see how many voters’ letters would be […]