Rick Henderson

By Rick Henderson, Carolina Journal News Service RALEIGH — North Carolina’s deadline for accepting mail-in absentee ballots in this year’s election finally may be settled at the venue state conservative leaders wanted: the U.S. Supreme Court. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a convoluted opinion the justices must reverse, state legislative leaders and dissenting appeals…

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By Kari Travis and Rick Henderson, Carolina Journal News Service RALEIGH — N.C. Attorney General Josh Stein is hiding something, say Senate Republicans challenging a back-room, Democrat-led deal to rewrite state election laws. Stein — a Democrat who’s running for re-election and is the state’s top law enforcement officer — might learn something about government transparency from…

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Rick Henderson

By Rick Henderson Carolina Journal News Service Two lawsuits challenging the N.C. State Board of Elections’ plans for handling absentee ballots this fall head before a federal judge Thursday, Oct. 8, in Greensboro. A hearing on both suits is scheduled less than one day after the same judge criticized the state elections board in a separate…

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by Lindsay Marchello and Rick Henderson, Carolina Journal News Service RALEIGH — Illegally moving the goalposts. Intentionally violating North Carolinians’ civil rights. They’re the upshot of federal lawsuits filed separately on Saturday, Sept. 26, by Republican leaders in the N.C. General Assembly and the Republican National Committee/Donald Trump campaign against the N.C. State Board of…

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By Rick Henderson Carolina Journal News Service RALEIGH — Some N.C. felons who have finished their active prison time will be able to cast ballots in the 2020 election, based on a 2-1 ruling from a state Superior Court panel. The court’s order applies to any felon who is out of prison but still must pay…

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