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North Carolina voting issues featured at Columbia Journalism Review

The Columbia Journalism Review has posted an intersting story [1] about North Carolina voting wars that includes praise for some local journalists. (FWIW, however, I’m not sure the folks at the N&O and Charlotte O will enjoy being called “McClatchy sisters.”)

NORTH CAROLINA — While North Carolina may not be “that important to the electoral math” of the presidential race, according to [2] the New York Times’s Nate Silver, this state is seeing its share of battles in the so-called voting wars. Partisan fights over election rules and processes—who votes, when and how—are playing out here as in many other states. Last year, a voter ID bill was passed by the state’s legislature but vetoed by the current Democratic governor. Other proposals affecting voter access (which the state broadened [3] after the Help America Vote Act of 2002) rose during that legislative session but failed to advance.

Read the entire article by clicking here [1].