In August 2013, the N.C. General Assembly passed a comprehensive and controversial voting reform bill. The law changed the number of early voting days from 17 days to 10. The law also eliminated same-day registration.
In September 2013, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against the state of North Carolina. It said some of the provisions in the law discriminated against minorities, violating the Voting Rights Act.
A year later, the N.C. NAACP tried to get the courts to issue an injunction which would prevent the voting law from coming into effect until the case goes to trial in 2015. The judge denied the claim and the NAACP appealed the ruling.
In October 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled two provisions of the law cannot be enforced, reversing a lower court decision in made August 2014. The decision allowed for the continuation of same-day registration and out-of-precinct voting.
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On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a lower court’s ruling that found North Carolina’s legislative districts were racially gerrymandered in 2011.
After months of investigation, Democracy NC filed a report saying Pat McCrory’s campaign and the N.C. GOP falsely charged hundreds of voters with fraud in the state’s November 2016 elections.
A bill in the N.C. Senate would require presidential candidates to release their tax returns in order to appear on North Carolina ballots in future general elections.
A federal judge ruled that the redistricting of Greensboro's City Council by the N.C. General Assembly was unconstitutional last Monday.
North Carolina lawmakers have introduced a proposal to change the partisan redistricting process in the state.
The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law has filed a voting rights lawsuit in Jones County, North Carolina — alleging that rural black residents are prevented from electing candidates that represent their needs.
President Donald Trump announced he will name Vice President Mike Pence to lead a commission investigating voter fraud in an interview with Bill O’Reilly, aired Sunday.
A North Carolina voting law and the state's voting districts for the General Assembly were contested by federal courts over claims of racial discrimination this election year.
Incumbent Gov. Pat McCrory officially conceded to Roy Cooper Monday, after weeks of challenges to the general election results.
With millions of voters in this crucial swing state casting their ballots today, both sides of the political spectrum will be watching the polls for electoral tampering.
With three races too close to predict before Election Day, North Carolina has emerged as one of the most watched — and important — swing states of 2016.
The U.S. Department of Justice announced Monday it will send federal officials to monitor 28 states on Election Day, including five counties in North Carolina.
As of Monday, the Tar Heel state set a new record in early voting with over three million early votes cast for Tuesday’s general election.
The deadline to register to vote has been extended until Wednesday in 36 eastern North Carolina counties due to disruptions from Hurricane Matthew.
A group of voters, backed by Hillary Clinton’s campaign counsel, filed an emergency request in an N.C. federal court over the weekend to expand early voting.
The U.S. Supreme Court denied Gov. Pat McCrory's request for a stay on Wednesday, with four justices voting in opposition to the stay and four in favor.
UNC Senior Jazlin Laboy believes she would've been able to vote for a presidential candidate in the March primary if the North Carolina voter-identification law had not been in place.
Come election day, some North Carolina voters will submit their ballots within unconstitutional districts — following a ruling early this month by a three-judge panel.
Following a 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision that overturned North Carolina's voter I.D. law at the end of July, Gov. Pat McCrory has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to issue a stay on the decision and effectively reinstate the law in its entirety.
A three-judge federal panel struck down North Carolina’s 2011 State House and Senate redistricting map today due to its “racial gerrymanders.”