The other amendment would have shortened judges’ terms to just two years—the shortest in the nation. U.S. Rep. Lewis said: “Some would argue that we do have some activist judges, and the thought would be if you’re going to act like a legislator, perhaps you should run like one.” Other recent changes have already introduced more partisanship and money into judicial elections. In 2013, the legislature repealed the state’s renowned public financing program for judicial candidates, leaving would-be judges to raise contributions from wealthy campaign donors. North Carolina recently became the first state in nearly a century to switch from nonpartisan to partisan judicial races. … [Read more...] about The North Carolina legislature is attacking judges who rule against it
However, it should be noted that George’s proximity to North Carolina does not inherently pose a threat to anyone or anything. He is merely visiting one of his favorite vacation spots. Initially tagged near Massachusetts in 2016, George has made rounds up and down North America’s east coast in the years since, frequenting North Carolina in particular. … [Read more...] about Great White Shark Named George Spotted Near North Carolina After Florida Vacation
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A little over 4 percent of the state's 6.9 million registered voters cast ballots before Tuesday, either through early in-person or traditional absentee voting. Some voters had no primaries in which to make a choice because there were no statewide races on the ballot. … [Read more...] about US Reps, Legislators Seek North Carolina Primary Wins
This year's political vigor has resulted in 75 legislative primary elections and 18 congressional primaries Tuesday. Nearly three dozen Democratic or Republican legislative incumbents are being challenged within their party Tuesday. And eight of the 13 members of the congressional delegation have primaries. Only two congressional incumbents did in 2006. … [Read more...] about Heated Local Races Help Boost Turnout in North Carolina