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    May
    21

    Blueprint NC Affiliate Has Recorder Removed from Table in NCGA Meeting

    Posted in Uncategorized By Susan Myrick

    According to this WRAL report, Rose Hoban had her recorder "confiscated" during a Senate Commerce Committee meeting today. While, Hoban claims that she was being restricted from recording a meeting, she did not notice when the recorder was removed by a member of the sergeant-at-arms staff. The story said that she had placed the device on a side table. You may remember Hoban and her organization, […]

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    May
    19

    Why is Rob Christensen Shy About Giving Credit to Civitas?

    Posted in Uncategorized By Susan Myrick

    Wonder what inspired Rob Christensen of the N&O to write this article on the recent primary in North Carolina's 3rd Congressional District? Just a few days (five to be exact) prior to Christensen's article, Francis De Luca, Civitas’ President, wrote on the same subject – the battle between long-serving congressman, Walter Jones, and an outsider […]

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    May
    06

    Election Loser: Myth of Early-Voting Suppression

    Posted in Uncategorized By Susan Myrick

    This update of an earlier post is being written before the votes from Tuesday’s primary are counted, but there’s one clear loser: the myth that vote reform would suppress turnout. According to the State Elections board, one-stop early voting concluded Saturday, May 3 with 259,590 votes cast over the 10-day period.  Turnout in the 2010 […]

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    May
    06

    Who's Looking at Your Ballot?

    Posted in Uncategorized By Susan Myrick

    Voting a paper ballot has its advantages – but, I really hate it when a poll worker (or even two) are standing over the tabulator – looking at my ballot as I place it in the machine. Here is a great photo depicting that very scenario from Nash County. This photo appeared in the Rocky […]

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    May
    02

    Early Voting Turnout Surpasses Early Voting in 2010

    Posted in Elections & Campaigns By Susan Myrick | Tagged , ,

    The State Board of Elections announced today that early voting turnout was at 199,904 votes cast as of 2 p.m. Friday. The SBOE said that this constitutes an overall increase in turnout of 0.8% over 2010. In addition to a shorter voting period this year (the 2014 primary is the first election cycle under a shortened 10-day early […]

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