Protesters in North Carolina, Missouri and Alabama demand an end to lockdown | Daily Mail Online


Demonstrators gathered in Raleigh, North Carolina, Tuesday to demand Governor Roy Cooper brings an end to the state’s coronavirus lockdown rules and reopens the state for business.

Source: Protesters in North Carolina, Missouri and Alabama demand an end to lockdown | Daily Mail Online

A black woman faces prison because of a Jim Crow-era plan to ‘protect white voters’ | US news | The Guardian


Lanisha Bratcher is being prosecuted under a law that prevents people with felony convictions from voting – and was originally crafted to ensure white supremacy

Source: A black woman faces prison because of a Jim Crow-era plan to ‘protect white voters’ | US news | The Guardian

Native votes went missing in North Carolina. Tribal leaders vow that won’t happen again next week. – ThinkProgress


Native American voting groups have made it their mission over the years to get as many of their members to the polls as possible. That effort has even greater urgency, as North Carolina prepares next week to hold one of its most closely watched elections ever.

The 40,000 voting-eligible Lumbee tribal members living in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District could swing the special election for the tightly contested U.S. House race pitting Republican Dan Bishop against Democrat Dan McCready.

Ahead of next Tuesday’s vote, tribal members have been knocking on doors to encourage their neighbors to get out to the polls. Working with the Native voting-rights group Four Directions, more than two dozen members of the Lumbee tribe have been hired to visit every home on the reservation, and to even drive people to the polls if necessary.

Just 26% of eligible Native voters cast ballots in last year’s election. Harvey Godwin Jr., chair of the Lumbee Tribe, told ThinkProgress that there are various reasons that fewer Native people turn out at the polls than he would like, and not all of them have to do with voter suppression.

 

Source: Native votes went missing in North Carolina. Tribal leaders vow that won’t happen again next week. – ThinkProgress

Election fraud is not the same thing as voter fraud. Republicans never really cared either way. – ThinkProgress


There is still much we don’t know about what transpired in North Carolina’s 9th congressional district, but what we do know is alarming: a man with ties to Republican congressional candidate Mark Harris and several other local GOP officials paid multiple women to collect strangers’ absentee ballots, and Harris narrowly won both the GOP primary and general election thanks to nearly impossible margins in the absentee vote.

It’s too early to say definitively, but North Carolina Republicans could very well end up being responsible for the biggest case of election fraud in modern U.S. history.

And therein lies an important distinction: what we are watching unravel in slow motion is a textbook case of election fraud. It is not, as many have either carelessly or intentionally claimed, voter fraud.

 

Source: Election fraud is not the same thing as voter fraud. Republicans never really cared either way. – ThinkProgress

Why the most boring midterm race in America matters big time : NBCNews


APEX, North Carolina — The top of the blue wave approached a friendly suburban town on a beautiful afternoon as Democratic candidate Linda Coleman, 69, campaigned for Congress last week at a community college by a row of fresh pastel townhouses.

“I hope you’ll vote for me, Linda Coleman,” she said to voter after voter in a melodious drawl as they lined up at an early voting site.

If they stopped to talk, Coleman, a former state legislator, county commissioner and two-time nominee for lieutenant governor, would keep her pitch tight: “Health care, education, jobs” is her motto. She deliberately avoids bringing up President Donald Trump, who she said was a “non-factor.” Nearby signs for her opponent, three-term GOP Rep. George Holding, simply read “conservative.”

Chances are high you haven’t heard much about this race. Neither of the candidates is a charismatic viral sensation or a fiery ideologue raising huge cash from small donors.

Coleman is an experienced politician, but is more excited to talk about her career overseeing human resources at state agencies. Holding is a self-described “boring tax lawyer” and former federal prosecutor with a passion for fiscal policy. When they debated last week, the local newspaper’s headline was about how mild-mannered each was. Holding even defended Coleman from an outside group’s attack ad.

 

Source: Why the most boring midterm race in America matters big time : NBCNews

Trump claims media used pipe bomb campaign to score ‘political points’ | US news | The Guardian


Donald Trump ignored even his own calls for civility and unity in politics in the wake of the pipe-bomb campaign, unleashing on Friday night a defiant attack on the media and “radical socialist” Democrats at his latest rally in North Carolina.

In front of a crowd of about 8,000 supporters at the Bojangles’ Coliseum sports arena, Trump castigated the TV and press reporters lined up in front of him. He reprised the phrase “fake news” that he notably refrained from uttering on Wednesday at his previous rally in Wisconsin just hours after a mail bomb was delivered to CNN’s studios in New York.

“We have seen an effort by the media in recent hours to use the sinister acts of one individual to score political points against me and the Republican party,” he said. “The media’s constant unfair coverage, deep hostility and negative attacks only serve to drive people apart and to undermine healthy debate.”

His comments incited loud chants of “CNN sucks” from the crowd.

 

Source: Trump claims media used pipe bomb campaign to score ‘political points’ | US news | The Guardian

‘Blackout drunk is not rape’: What alleged victim was told by prosecutors after ‘attack by university football player’ – Mirror Online


This is outrageous and shows North Carolina do not respect women. In committing to a sexual act all parties need to consent before  and during the action, by being blackout drunk there was no capacity to provide consent either before or during the action.  The authorities who provided this disgraceful decision should themselves be prosecuted for not showing respect and for a acting against the Human Rights of the lady concerned.

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Delaney Robinson, 19, says she has been forced to file charges against Allen Artis herself after authorities failed to act

Source: ‘Blackout drunk is not rape’: What alleged victim was told by prosecutors after ‘attack by university football player’ – Mirror Online

The Newest Opponents Of North Carolina’s Anti-Transgender Law: Faith Groups | ThinkProgress


“We will not tolerate on our campus discrimination against any child of God, including discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.”

Source: The Newest Opponents Of North Carolina’s Anti-Transgender Law: Faith Groups | ThinkProgress