Author Archives: BWarner

U.S. Supreme Court tosses overall cap on campaign contributions, keeps individual limits

In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that caps on aggregate campaign contributions are unconstitutional, but left in place limits on individual donations to candidates. At question in the case of McCutcheon v. FEC were overall … Continue reading

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Chart: Voter turnout in North Carolina (primary vs. general elections)

Today’s fun with charts and graphs features a look at voter turnout in North Carolina: The low turnout in primary elections may reflect a more intensely engaged (and more intensely ideological) segment of voters going to the polls than what … Continue reading

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Snapshot: A look at who has received free voter IDs in N.C.

Some 260 North Carolina voters in 56 counties have thus far received free voter IDs from the DMV. Under a law passed last year by the N.C. General Assembly, voters will need to show a photo ID when casting a … Continue reading

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Poll: No clear GOP frontrunner in North Carolina’s U.S. Senate race, but Hagan still vulnerable

Thom Tillis and Greg Brannon (Photos: Thom Tillis for U.S. Senate / Greg Brannon for U.S. Senate) With eight weeks to go before the May 6 primary, no clear leader has emerged in the crowded pack of Republicans looking to … Continue reading

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Ellmers warns of ‘onslaught of Big Hollywood funding’ in possible race against Aiken

Republican Congresswoman Renee Ellmers sent an email to her supporters on Tuesday, asking them to sign an online petition to show that they will stand with her againstĀ  “Liberal Hollywood.” Ellmers also predicts that she will “be fighting an onslaught … Continue reading

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