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#BREAKING | State Court judge voids NC constitutional amendments, including voter ID

Full Decision Here: #ncga #ncpol
In his 13-page opinion, Superior Ct Judge G. Bryan Collins, Jr. writes, “an illegally constituted General Assembly does not represent the people of North Carolina and is therefore not empowered to pass legislation that would amend the state’s constitution.” #ncpol #ncga #breaking
The original lawsuit, filed by @Forward_Justice for the @ncnaacp and @cleanairNC in August 2018, asserted that the #ncga was “unconstitutionally constituted” due to gerrymanders and therefore the amendments were “void.” #ncpol
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REPORT: @democracync 2018 turnout analysis, including interactive maps, county-level trends, demographic shifts, and the constitutional amendments: | Research: @sgfrothingham #ncpol
@sgfrothingham ICYMI: 2018 Election garnered an impressive voter turnout rate of 53%, compared to 44% in 2014-- despite the fact that 2018 was a "blue moon" election year, absent races for US Senate, Governor, or President to drive turnout. More: #ncpol
@sgfrothingham Only 3 North Carolina counties saw voter turnout rates decrease in 2018 compared to 2014. Of those, 2 received federal assistance after Hurricane Florence. The third saw Early Voting sites slashed by the #ncga’s SB325. #ncpol
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Bailiff just announced that we CAN tweet and take pictures from the #nc09 hearing. This is a very big deal in NC, where many courthouses still don’t allow phones at all. Many props to Judge Ridgeway and @kzmyers for facilitating as much media access as possible!
“Certification is a process with a mandatory timeline” Dale says. Then makes clear @MarkHarrisNC9 wants NCSBE investigation to continue after he’s certified. “We can’t be in a process that has no end.” #nc09 #ncpol
Dale argues that because there was no protest (within the means of the law) then the board should have certified #NC09 race #ncpol
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Good morning! ☕ A nugget from the upcoming @DCHCMPO Board meeting: Growth in vehicle miles traveled (VMT) is outpacing population growth in the Triangle and throughout North Carolina.…
@DCHCMPO As more people move here, they encounter land use patterns, transportation infrastructure, and policy making that encourage driving as the primary or only travel mode. So what do they do? They drive.
At the state level, resources through @NCDOT to make lasting, substantial changes in nonhighway infrastructure are paltry compared to those for road widening, intersection and interchange "improvements," and other projects that reinforce driving as the best and only travel mode.
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The News & Observer's 2018 Tar Heel of the Year is ...
Rev. William J. Barber II.

He led NC's Moral Monday rallies as leader of the NC NAACP. The MacArthur Fellow has launched a rebirth of the Poor People’s Campaign.

#NandOTarHeel @RevDrBarber
@RevDrBarber “You can’t follow Jesus and not say something when you see injustice. ... The prophetic call demands that we say something.” -- Rev. William J. Barber II, the News & Observer's 2018 Tar Heel of the Year.

#NandOTarHeel @RevDrBarber #ncpol #ncga
@RevDrBarber Four Tar Heel of the Year finalists were revealed this week. They are:

Richard Brunson, executive director of NC Baptists on Mission, which is a key part of disaster response in North Carolina and around the country.

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Another 120,000+ votes were cast during the 2nd day of in-person early voting yesterday in NC. Cumulatively, 256,989 ballots have been cast during in-person early voting so far & 275,254 via all methods. This continues very robust turnout. Partisan breakdown attached #NCGA #NCPOL
In 2010 there was a 17 day early voting period, on the 2nd day there were 34,994 votes cast. In 2014 it was a 10 day early voting period, the 2nd day there were 114,201 votes cast. This year is an 18 day early voting period, 2nd day there were 120,817 votes cast. #NCGA #NCPOL
the partisan breakdown of early voters in NC was consistent from Day 1 of unperson early voting & Day 2. Dems lead, which is not unexpected. For context...

2014 Total Early Voting Turnout (all methods):
Dem 47.3%
Rep 32.1%
Una 20.4%

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We are just seconds away from the #NC09 debate between @MarkHarrisNC9 and @McCreadyForNC! #ncpol
And we're live from uptown Charlotte! #NC09 #ncpol
#NC09 District is one of the hotly-contested races for the US House. It went for Pres. Trump in 2016, but it seen as a toss-up, and one that nat'l Dems are working to flip. #ncpol
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So, there’s a 300 page opinion by a 3 judge panel regarding NC’s partisan gerrymandering. Guess I know what I’m doing after dinner tonight. #ncpol #ncga…
OK, so here we go…tweet storm forthcoming regarding the 300+ opinion that still holds NC partisan gerrymandering as illegal, and that this time, the plaintiff’s have met the Gill burden of having standing as being in a district that is in question:
With standing, the issue of the partisan gerrymandering by NC Republicans is in violation of the U.S. Constitution’s Article I, the 1st Amendment, and the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment:
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#NorthCarolina We have the 6 amendments to the Constitutional Amendments the Repugs in the #NCGA hastily put on the ballot.
Please vote NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, & NO
Let's not let them get away with this 💩
Are you with me? If so, re-tweet the hell out of it and tell your neighbors 2
Let me do further research on that one. It does seem to have substance.
However, I am livid about how the Republicans in the #NCGA have slammed us with 6 amendments.
@WayneGoodwinNC can you elaborate more on #VictimsRights amendment?
I am to understand that the #VictimsRight amendment is a keeper.
"Victims Bill Of Rights has a lot of merit. Read up on Marsy's Law For NC. All it does is give victims of violent crime the same rights as the criminals...
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Things that get said in #NCGA committee meetings: "I know for sure that if you continue to recruit young ladies like (those sitting in)the front row, you're not gonna have any trouble recruiting young men. We'll have more farmers then we know what to do with."
Note that this was said in front of/to a group of female high school students. One of the students looked only kind of uncomfortable (I know because she looked right at me after it was said)
For more context, Sen. Norm Sanderson said this during a committee meeting where FFA members were visiting lawmakers with their teacher.
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Proposed #ncga House Committee Substitute for SB325 (unrelated to the earlier version)… makes major #ncpol early voting changes. Bill is calendared for House Rules for 10 am. Drops early voting to 10 days from 17. More ..... /1
This amends the statute that was voided by federal court making it harder to compare with what it would have been this year and 2020 without this bill. More ..... /2 #ncpol
Early voting will be 10 days rather than 17 but final Saturday eliminated and starts on a Wednesday. Thus maximum of one Saturday and one Sunday versus three Saturdays and two Sundays under current law. /3 #ncpol
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All right, the NC Senate is in session. HB 933--which would endanger people with pre-existing conditions--is on the agenda but not yet being discussed. We'll keep you posted. You can also listen in online at #ncpol #ncga #ProtectOurCare
Don't mind our silence... the NC Senate is discussing other bills at the moment, but the anti-preexisting conditions House Bill 933 is on the agenda and will be voted on fairly soon. #ncga #ncpol #ProtectOurCare
The harmful H.B. 933 to let new health insurers discriminate against people with pre-existing conditions, against older adults, and against women is now on the floor. #ncga #ncpol
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Last year, I read the entire budget - doing the same this year. You deserve a Rep who’ll pay close attention to how your money’s spent and propose necessary changes.

There’s one huge difference this time - my input isn’t allowed.

That’s a problem. Here’s why. #ncga #ncpol 1/
For the 1st time in memory, the #NCGA is moving a budget that blocks amendments, through a committee that includes zero Democrats.

This silences the voice of duly-elected members like me. I wasn’t on the committee. I don’t get a chance to even suggest changes. #ncpol 2/
So what is this process people keep talking about that boxes out tons of #ncga members? Glad you asked.

Let’s consult the highest authority on legislative process (the Constitution) and the second highest (Schoolhouse Rock). #jk #ncpol #ncga 3/
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Tonight on #ElectionTwitter, since NC may re-re-redistrict it's Cong. districts, we're gonna be looking back at the Congressional map that was in place from 2002 to 2010. #ncpol #ncga
Why this map? 1) It was drawn by Dems, and represents something of a best-case for them and 2) I've always liked this map, and usually end up breaking statewide races down under its lines, anyway. #ncpol #ncga
The 2001 Congressional map held up pretty well for Democrats. For example, they went into the red wave of 2010 holding 8 of 13 seats. They lost the House popular vote by 9% in NC, but of their seats, only #NC02 flipped R, and only barely. #ncpol
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