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North Carolina voting issues featured at Columbia Journalism Review

Posted By Rob Schofield On October 2, 2012 @ 3:19 pm In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

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].


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[1] an intersting story: http://www.cjr.org/swing_states_project/protecting_the_polls_in_north.php

[2] according to: http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/07/aug-7-north-carolina-isnt-central-to-electoral-math/target=_blank

[3] broadened: http://www.ncsbe.gov/content.aspx?id=127

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