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NC Residents Mailed Incorrect Voter Registration Information

This is not good…

The Koch Brothers, Art Pope and their friends continue to try to suppress voting by any means possible-including these disinformation campaigns.

It seems to me that intentionally sending incorrect information relating to the voter registration or voting process ought to be illegal.  This should be viewed as an attempt to unlawfully confuse voters and that is absolutely reprehensible.

But they know they can’t win fairly, so they are going to try as many unfair tricks as possible….

We can only hope this went to as many cats as possible….

From the Raleigh News and Observer:

 

RALEIGH — Hundreds of North Carolinians – and one cat – have received incorrect voter registration information, according to the N.C. State Board of Elections.

The information – an “official application form” – was sent by Americans for Prosperity, a national conservative group with a state chapter based in Raleigh.

Since then, hundreds of people who received the forms have called and complained to the State Board of Elections, said Joshua Lawson, a public information officer for the board.

“It’s unclear where Americans for Prosperity got their list, but it’s caused a lot of confusion for people in the state,” Lawson said.

One resident even received a voter registration form addressed to her cat, he said.

More:   RALEIGH: NC residents mailed incorrect voter registration information | State Politics | NewsObserver.com.

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North Carolina, in Political Flux, Battles for Its Identity

Very interesting article in today’s New York Times.  Well worth reading…

Here is a brief excerpt and a link to the full article:

 

The North Carolina of 2014, it seems, is neither red nor blue, but a shade of deep Dixie purple. It is a state where Republicans could retain control of the legislature for years, thanks to an aggressive 2011 redistricting and also because of white conservatives’ abandonment of the Democratic Party after years of post-Civil War fealty.

But it is also a state where a modern-day Democratic candidate like Ms. Hagan — or even like Hillary Rodham Clinton — may still dream of a statewide victory. African-Americans, who overwhelmingly vote Democratic, make up 22 percent of the population. Add to that a streak of true moderates, and the state’s white liberals, who can be found not only in the big cities of Raleigh and Charlotte, but sprinkled around the state — in the New Age boutiques of Asheville, the vegetarian-friendly cafes of Boone, the tech-sector office parks of the Research Triangle and in retirement homes from the Atlantic coast to the Great Smoky Mountains.

via North Carolina, in Political Flux, Battles for Its Identity – NYTimes.com.

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NC Governor Spending $230,000 on Mansion Bathrooms

Amazing…

I’m basically speechless at the arrogance, stupidity and lies of the McCrory administration and the Republican leaders in Raleigh, but this is really ridiculous.

From the Raleigh News and Observer:

Gov. Pat McCrory plans to spend up to $230,000 in taxpayer funds remodeling bathrooms in his private living quarters at North Carolina’s Executive Mansion even as he demands belt-tightening for public schools and social programs.

Planned upgrades include new marble, tubs and fixtures for six bathrooms on the upper floors of the Victorian-era home in Raleigh. The changes were included in a long list detailing $90 million in repairs and renovations to government buildings sent to legislative leaders last week by state budget director Art Pope. The $90 million was included in the state budget for the current fiscal year.

MORE:   RALEIGH, N.C.: NC governor spending $230,000 on mansion bathrooms | State Politics | NewsObserver.com.

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NC House Republicans File Voter ID Bill

Here we go again….

And since there is no longer a Democratic Governor to veto this, it will probably pass this year….

Another attempt by the Republicans to block voters who don’t vote for them…

With demographic trends against them, the GOP’s only hope to stay in power is voter suppression- hence the bills to limit early voting, require voter ID and restrict College student voting….

They can’t continue to win on policy- even with their gerrymandered districts-so they are trying to win anyway they can-no matter the cost to Democracy…

From WRAL.com:

 

RALEIGH, N.C. — House Speaker Thom Tillis and Republican House leaders have filed a new proposal to require photo identification for voters.

House Bill 589, entitled the Voter Identification Verification Act, or VIVA, was filed Thursday afternoon, after what Tillis said was “a transparent and deliberative process” of seeking public input.

“This bill has had more discussion than anything in recent history,” said House Elections Committee Co-chairman Tim Moore.

Under the proposal, beginning in 2016, voters would be required to show a photo ID at the polls. The bill would allow “multiple forms of state-issued ID,” according to Rep. Tom Murry, R-Wake, including tribal cards, public university IDs and state employee IDs. Private university IDs would not qualify.

Voters without a photo ID will be allowed to cast a provisional ballot but would have to return to their local board of elections with a valid photo ID to have the ballot counted.

via House Republicans file voter ID bill :: WRAL.com.

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No State Religion in NC: State Religion Proposal Dies in House

Well, this is good news….

Too bad it happened after these idiots made North Carolina the laughingstock of the Nation in the national media for several days…

From WRAL.com:

 

RALEIGH, N.C. — A House resolution supporting the creation of an official religion in North Carolina will never come to a vote, officials said Thursday.

House Speaker Thom Tillis’ office said House Joint Resolution 494 was dead.

via State religion proposal dies in House :: WRAL.com.

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North Carolina Slashes Jobless Benefits

Amazing….

Amazingly heartless, amazingly stupid and amazingly bad public policy….

I just can’t believe the People of North Carolina really want this…..even most of the ones who voted for these idiots.

But, of course, the GOP only cares about Corporations and Corporate welfare. They are the only “people” who matter to the Republicans.

Laura Clawson at DailyKos.com says it best:

Surprising no one, but brutalizing hundreds of thousands of people, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory, a Republican, signed major unemployment insurance cuts into law Tuesday. Under the new law, the maximum unemployment benefit is cut from $535 to $350, and the maximum weeks of eligibility are cut from 26 to 20, which cuts jobless North Carolinians off from the federal emergency unemployment compensation program.

The cutoff from federal benefits alone affects 170,000 people; overall, there are 400,000 unemployed North Carolinians.

The kicker is that this was done to protect businesses from having to pay higher unemployment taxes. But a big part of the reason it needed to be done was that North Carolina went into the recession with an underfunded unemployment insurance trust fund because of cuts to employer unemployment taxes. Now, with an unemployment rate of 9.2 percent, the fifth-highest in the country, the state is cutting the benefits that jobless people use to buy groceries and pay the rent and put gas in their cars to go to any job interviews they may be lucky enough to get.

Republican governance, y’all.

via Daily Kos: North Carolina slashes jobless benefits despite 9.2% unemployment.

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Greensboro and Guilford County NC Voters Guide

If you are looking for a great Progressive Voter Guide, Replacements, LTD PAC has one.  This is especially helpful for Judicial races…

While, its an LGBT Guide, it’s also great for anyone trying to identify Progressive- or more Progressive- Candidates.

The Replacements Website has more info and some additional recommendations for surrounding counties and cities:

http://www.replacementsltdpac.org

Please support these candidates and get out and vote!!!!

 

Here are the Greatest Hits for National, State and Greensboro/Guilford County:

 

2012 LGBT General Election Voter Guide Guilford County

President ……………………………………………………………………….. (D) Barack Obama

United States House Dist 6 …………………………………………………..(D) Tony Foriest

United States House Dist 12 ……………………………………………………. (D) Mel Watt

Governor ………………………………………………………………………… (D) Walter Dalton

Lt. Governor …………………………………………………………………… (D) Linda Coleman

Attorney General ………………………………………………………………… (D) Roy Cooper

Auditor …………………………………………………………………………… (D) Beth A. Wood

Commissioner of Insurance ……………………………………………(D) Wayne Goodwin

Commissioner of Labor ……………………………………………………. (D) John C. Brooks

Secretary of State…………………………………………………………… (D) Elaine Marshall

Supt of Public Instruction………………………………………………….. (D) June Atkinson

Treasurer………………………………………………………………………….. (D) Janet Cowell

NC Senate Dist 27………………………………………………………………… (D) Myra Slone

NC Senate Dist 28………………………………………………………(D) Gladys A. Robinson

NC House Dist 57 …………………………………………………………… (D) Pricey Harrison

NC House Dist 58 ………………………………………………………………. (D) Alma Adams

NC House Dist 60 …………………………………………………………. (D) Marcus Brandon

NC House Dist 61 ……………………………………………………….. (D) Ron Weatherford

Guilford County Commissioner Dist 4……………………………………..(D) Kirk Perkins Guilford

County Commissioner Dist 5……………………………………..(D) Paul Gibson

Guilford County Register of Deeds ……………………………………….. (D) Jeff Thigpen

NC Supreme Court Associate Justice (Newby Seat) ……………… (D) Sam J. Ervin IV

NC Court of Appeals (McGee Seat) ……………………………………….(D) Linda McGee

NC Court of Appeals (Bryant Seat) ………………………………………(D) Wanda Bryant

NC Court of Appeals (Thigpen Seat)…………………………………. (D) Cressie Thigpen

NC Court Superior Court Dist 18E ………………………………………..(R) Susan E. Bray

NC District Court Dist 18 (Alloway Seat) ………………….. (R) Sherry Fowler Alloway

NC District Court Dist 18 (Bray Seat)…………………………………….. (D) Linda L. Falls

NC District Court Dist 18 (Burch Seat)…………………………………(D) Susan R. Burch

NC District Court Dist 18 (Crump Seat) ………………………………………. (D) Bill Davis

NC District Court Dist 18 (Samet Seat)…………………………………..(D) Jan H. Samet

NC District Court Dist 18 (Sizemore Seat) ………………………..(D) Polly D. Sizemore

Guilford County Board of Education At-Large ………………… (D) Sandra Alexander

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