School Safety Funds Blocked by Veto of State Budget Approved by N.C. House

Raleigh, N.C. – The North Carolina House of Representatives again approved more than $67 million in state funding on Monday for school resource officers, threat assessment teams, mental health support personnel, and other priorities to strengthen security on K-12 campuses across the state currently blocked by the Governor’s budget veto. Continue reading “School Safety Funds Blocked by Veto of State Budget Approved by N.C. House”

Bipartisan N.C. House Approves New Voting Lines after Randomly Selecting Nonpartisan Map from Democrats’ Redistricting Expert

Raleigh, N.C. – The North Carolina House of Representatives approved reforms to a new nonpartisan legislative map on Friday based on district lines randomly selected from computer generated plans of the state Democratic Party’s redistricting expert at a recent trial challenging those election boundaries. Continue reading “Bipartisan N.C. House Approves New Voting Lines after Randomly Selecting Nonpartisan Map from Democrats’ Redistricting Expert”

ICYMI: “Bogus Report” of N.C. Democrats Attending Sept. 11 Ceremonies During Veto Override “A Giant Pile of Trash”

Raleigh, N.C. – The Washington Examiner published a piece on Thursday debunking fake news claims that North Carolina Democrats were attending commemorations for victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks during a veto override vote, calling the false reports “a giant pile of trash.” Continue reading “ICYMI: “Bogus Report” of N.C. Democrats Attending Sept. 11 Ceremonies During Veto Override “A Giant Pile of Trash””

FAKE NEWS: Audio of House Democratic Leader Proves Members Were Not at 9/11 Ceremony During Veto Override, They Were in Private Redistricting Meetings

Raleigh, N.C. – Audio from a press conference held by North Carolina House Democratic Leader Darren Jackson (D-Wake) on the morning of September 11, 2019, proves his caucus was in private meetings about an upcoming redistricting committee and not at commemoration ceremonies, as is being falsely reported by fake news media outlets across the country.

The Office of House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) released a 15 second clip from the House Democratic Leader’s press conference held immediately following the veto override vote by the North Carolina House of Representatives to dispel outrageously fabricated stories that Democratic House members were attending commemorations.

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Speaker Moore Releases Statement Remembering Justice I. Beverly Lake Jr.’s “Profound Impact” on Justice System

Raleigh, N.C. – North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) released a statement on Friday remembering the “profound impact” of former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Beverly I. Lake Jr., who passed away on Thursday. Continue reading “Speaker Moore Releases Statement Remembering Justice I. Beverly Lake Jr.’s “Profound Impact” on Justice System”

N.C. House Leaders Publicly Announced Recorded Votes Would be Held on Wednesday, Budget Veto Overridden

House Democrats say they were “drawing maps” during veto override

Raleigh, N.C. – State House leaders addressed members of the media on Wednesday about their successful override of the state budget to dispel demonstrably false claims by Democrats that they were told the regularly scheduled floor session would not include recorded votes. Continue reading “N.C. House Leaders Publicly Announced Recorded Votes Would be Held on Wednesday, Budget Veto Overridden”

N.C. House Redistricting Committee to Work from Random Computer Generated Nonpartisan Maps of Democrats’ Expert

Randomly selected map modeled by Democratic Party’s expert to consider incumbency as allowed by court ruling 

“The partisan distribution of seats in plans under House Simulation Set 2 is nearly identical to the partisan distribution of House Simulation Set 1, which ignored incumbency protection,” Democrats’ expert wrote (p. 47)

Democratic Party expert’s report (p.47 – 49): “We are able to conclude with extremely high statistical certainty” that partisan outcomes under maps factoring incumbency are “nearly identical” to those that do not 

Raleigh, N.C. – The state House Redistricting Committee this week moved to comply with a court order to redraw the General Assembly’s election boundaries by working from random computer-generated nonpartisan maps modeled by the Democratic Party’s expert witness in the trial challenging those districts.  Continue reading “N.C. House Redistricting Committee to Work from Random Computer Generated Nonpartisan Maps of Democrats’ Expert”