6.Sep, 2022 Comments Off on LDF Files Supreme Court Amicus Brief in Moore v. Harper

LDF Files Supreme Court Amicus Brief in Moore v. Harper

On Tuesday, Lawyers Democracy Fund (LDF) filed an amicus brief at the United States Supreme Court in Moore v. Harper, a case that explores the ability of state legislatures to prescribe the times, places, and manners of elections under the Elections Clause of the United States Constitution and what role…

23.Aug, 2022 Comments Off on North Carolina Supreme Court Jeopardizes Constitutional Amendment to Require Voter ID

North Carolina Supreme Court Jeopardizes Constitutional Amendment to Require Voter ID

Ignoring the will of North Carolina voters—who by a large majority adopted a constitutional amendment in 2018 to require voter ID in elections—the North Carolina Supreme Court called into question the legitimacy of the constitutional amendment in a ruling last Friday.   In its opinion, the liberal justices on the…

2.Dec, 2019 Comments Off on Recent Federal Lawsuit Seeks Certainty in NC Elections

Recent Federal Lawsuit Seeks Certainty in NC Elections

In late October, Fair Lines America Foundation announced their support of a recent federal lawsuit related to the ongoing crisis in the North Carolina redistricting saga. Fair Lines America Foundation sent an email release with the following:   “Fair Lines America Foundation is supporting several North Carolina plaintiffs in a…

3.Nov, 2016 Comments Off on DOJ to Monitor Polls in NC

DOJ to Monitor Polls in NC

The Department of Justice is sending election monitors to polls in four North Carolina counties on election day.  DOJ monitors at the polls are not unusual, but local election officials have been given no indication of why these counties were chosen or what the monitors will be looking for:  …

2.Feb, 2016 Comments Off on NC Voter ID Trial – Closing Arguments Complete

NC Voter ID Trial – Closing Arguments Complete

  The North Carolina voter ID trial ended Monday, February 1.  Many do not expect the judge’s final ruling for several weeks.

1.Feb, 2016 Comments Off on Vote Fraud Inspired Voter ID Law on Trial in North Carolina

Vote Fraud Inspired Voter ID Law on Trial in North Carolina

  When North Carolina Board of Elections officials cross-checked their voter rolls with those in 28 other states, the results pointed toward possible double voting and vote fraud. The trial concerning the voter ID law passed in response to this significant issue at the polls is expected to conclude Monday, February…

1.Feb, 2016 Comments Off on NC Voter ID Trial Hears Testimony of State’s Expert

NC Voter ID Trial Hears Testimony of State’s Expert

  The state began presenting evidence in the North Carolina voter ID trial on Thursday, January 28.  Expert for the state Stephan Thernstrom testified, in part, “There’s no evidence that blacks would be burdened by North Carolina’s photo ID requirement.”

29.Jan, 2016 Comments Off on Election Official Weighs in on the Effects of NC Voter ID Requirements

Election Official Weighs in on the Effects of NC Voter ID Requirements

  The Director of the Orange County Board of Elections, Tracy Reams, indicates that it will not be a burden for North Carolina citizens to furnish photo ID at the polls. “From the information I’ve gotten from the state board, there are very few in our county that have indicated that they…

25.Jan, 2016 Comments Off on North Carolina Voter ID Law Trial Begins

North Carolina Voter ID Law Trial Begins

  The trial in a challenge to North Carolina’s voter ID requirement in federal district court began Monday, January 25.  The trial is expected to last the entire week.

20.Jan, 2016 Comments Off on Court Allows North Carolina Voter ID Law to Stand

Court Allows North Carolina Voter ID Law to Stand

  On Friday, January 15, a federal court denied a preliminary injunction in a challenge to North Carolina’s voter ID law.  The decision will allow North Carolina’s voter ID requirements to remain in effect for the March primary election.  The full text of the opinion is here.