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#NCGA: Who is trying to kill new vote fraud investigator positions?

Jay DeLancy, executive director of The Voter Integrity Project, has been a true warrior in the fight to clean up elections in North Carolina.  He’s never minced words in pushing his group’s agenda in Raleigh.  Now, he’s calling SHENANIGANS on one of the latest budget…

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#NCGA: The tug-of-war over the SBI

A move is afoot on Jones Street to consolidate state law enforcement in the executive branch.  In many states, you have one centralized state police force.  In North Carolina, it seems every statewide elected official — except the lieutenant governor — has lawmen under their…

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#NCGA: Bill limiting elected official voting power has Harnett County riled up

Legislation seeking to limit the powers of local elected officials in Duplin and Harnett counties has the Harnett County board of commissioners and board of education hopping mad and facing off against the bill’s sponsor, NC Rep. David Lewis (R). Lewis’ bill, HB 1108, would…

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Strach: state elections board gets investigation help. Hartsell probe STILL pending.

It appears the NC State Board of Elections is getting some investigative assistance. It’s a good thing: they’ve got a quarter million pending cases that need to be worked.  State elections director Kim Strach let slip in her comments to McClatchy that a probe of…

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#NCGA: Agenda 21? Payoff to campaign contributors, lobbyist pals? (You make the call.)

In this case, I hate that I am right.  The state Senate Finance Committee is taking up S99 (H440) a/k/a “North Carolina Benefit Corporation Act.”  This sucker has been voted down TWICE already by the NCGA.  For it to get a new lease on life…

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WHAT is Rand Paul smoking?

Since 1968, there have been eleven elections for US president. Seven of those featured a candidate espousing a free market message beating a statist candidate.  That’s 28 out of the last 46 years with our country being governed by candidates voicing support for limited government. In…

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Now, about those judges ….

We’ve got some big races coming up for the state Supreme Court.  Lefties, locked out of the legislature and the governor’s office, see the court races as their best hope to negate and neutralize Republican political and legislative gains.  This year’s vote gives fans of…

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NC-09: Pittenger following Ellmers playbook on ObamaCare, amnesty

Things are going so, um, *well* for Renee Ellmers over here in NC-02 that congressman Robert Pittenger is following her lead on two of this season’s most explosive, controversial issues. Pittenger made national news when he was caught on video ridiculing and rebuking senator Ted…

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Hold the giggling re: Cannon bust. Sounds like this story is not finished.

I’ve detected a bit of smugness on the part of establishment Republicans in the wake of Charlotte mayor Patrick Cannon’s arrest by the FBI on corruption charges.  NCGOP was quick to hop on the anti-Cannon bandwagon.  If you read the complaint filed against Cannon by…

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#NCGA: GOP legislator from Pitt County subject of state elections complaint

An Eastern North Carolina GOP leader has filed an official complaint against state Rep. Brian Brown (R-Pitt) filled with allegations of financial impropriety and “Pay to Play.”  Todd Bennett of Farmville, North Carolina filed his complaint on March 17 with the state board of elections…