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Delay this year’s local elections and NC’s 2022 primary, state official says

"The people of North Carolina should not be shortchanged by a rushed redistricting process that undercuts the right of voters to choose their representatives."

Watchdog: Robinson campaign report details ‘disturbing’ omissions, glaring discrepancies

Bob Phillips, executive director of Common Cause North Carolina, said candidates need to give their constituents confidence that contributions are being used appropriately.

Voting & Elections 02.19.2021

North Carolina’s HBCU students are leaders in building a democracy for all

As we celebrate Black History Month, we recall the rich legacy of brave student activists, of past and present, at North Carolina’s HBCUs who have played a crucial part in the civil rights and Black Lives Matter movements, championing equality and justice for all.

Bob Phillips: A few New Year’s resolutions for N.C. politics

A new year has arrived, and with it new hopes and resolutions. On the political front, here are some goals for North Carolina as state lawmakers return to Raleigh for the 2021 legislative session.

Voting & Elections 12.14.2020

Column: Record turnout in NC shows broad voting access can benefit all parties

The lesson learned by both sides of the aisle should be this: your party can win when voting is made accessible for all North Carolinians. In turn, hopefully the legislature will not return to the ugly attempts at suppression that hurt voters and marred our state’s reputation in the past.

Race for chief justice shows the flaws in electing judges

North Carolina is one of the few states that chooses all of its judges through partisan elections, which leaves them prone to being perceived as political judges.

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