Marti Maguire

With political power at stake, North Carolina gerrymandering trial begins

Jul 15 2019

RALEIGH, N.C. North Carolina's state legislative districts were unconstitutionally gerrymandered to entrench Republicans in power and must be thrown out, a lawyer for state Democrats and a good-government advocacy group told a panel of judges on Monday.

Engineering elections? U.S. top court examines electoral map manipulation

Mar 25 2019

GREENSBORO, N.C. Before the Republican-led state legislature divided their city and even their college campus into two different districts in a bid to boost the party's election chances, students like recent graduate Vashti Smith could vote for the Democratic U.S. congressional candidate and know that person could win. | Video

North Carolina poll workers admit improperly running early results

Feb 19 2019

RALEIGH, N.C. North Carolina poll workers told election officials on Tuesday they illegally viewed early election results last year, the latest evidence in a probe of voting irregularities in a still unsettled congressional race.

Official cites 'unlawful' balloting in U.S. congressional vote

Feb 18 2019

RALEIGH, N.C. A Republican operative directed an unlawful absentee ballot scheme in North Carolina's 9th congressional district and tried to hide the evidence, an election official said on Monday at a hearing that could lead to a new vote in the disputed contest.

'We vote!' North Carolina teachers walk out for higher pay

May 16 2018

RALEIGH, N.C. Thousands of North Carolina teachers marched on the state Capitol on Wednesday calling for higher pay, greater spending on education and better working conditions. | Video

North Carolina rebuffs transgender bathroom law repeal

Dec 21 2016

RALEIGH, N.C. North Carolina's Republican-controlled legislature on Wednesday rejected a bid to repeal a state law restricting bathroom access for transgender people, which has drawn months of protests and boycotts by opponents decrying the measure as discriminatory. | Video

North Carolina lawmakers mull repeal of transgender bathroom law

Dec 21 2016

RALEIGH, N.C., Dec 21 The North Carolina legislature was due to meet on Wednesday to consider repealing a law restricting bathrooms access for transgender people that has sparked months of protests from critics who see it as an overt act of anti-gay discrimination.

North Carolina lawmakers pass curbs on incoming Democratic governor

Dec 16 2016

RALEIGH, N.C. North Carolina's Republican-dominated legislature passed a series of measures on Friday to curtail the executive authority of Democratic Governor-elect Roy Cooper just weeks before he is to succeed a Republican in the executive mansion.

North Carolina Republicans try to strip powers from incoming Democratic governor

Dec 15 2016

RALEIGH, N.C. North Carolina's Republican-dominated legislature is moving to strip powers from the state's incoming governor, Democrat Roy Cooper, three weeks before he is to succeed a Republican in the executive mansion. | Video

Battle over N.C. transgender law intensifies as lawmakers reconvene

Apr 26 2016

RALEIGH, N.C. Thousands of people flocked to North Carolina's capital on Monday to show both support and disdain for a law that has thrust the state into the international spotlight over its restrictions on transgender bathroom access and gay rights. | Video

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