Voter ID Injunction Must be Lifted Now that Rationale Removed by New Law, N.C. Leaders Say in Court Filing

North Carolina’s voter ID law is ‘non-strict’ – any voter without a qualifying ID can attest to a reasonable impediment to obtaining one and still cast a ballot

North Carolina’s voter ID law allows IDs expired up to one year and allows voters whose ID expires after their 65th birthday to present any expired ID

Raleigh, N.C. – General Assembly lawmakers asked a North Carolina Superior Court to lift an injunction on the state’s photo voter ID law on Thursday, after a new elections law signed by Gov. Cooper removed the court’s rationale for blocking voter ID.

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N.C. Churches Denied 2nd Amendment Protections as Democrats Switch Votes to Support Governor Over Worshipers

Raleigh, N.C. – Churches in North Carolina were denied 2nd amendment protections by House Democrats in the General Assembly this week who switched their votes to support the Governor’s veto after originally supporting the protections.

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Court Rules N.C. Governor’s Bowling Alley Closures Are Unconstitutional

Governor’s inconsistent business closures found to violate “fruits of labor” and “equal protection” clauses in state constitution
 
Raleigh, N.C. – A North Carolina court has ordered Governor Cooper to allow bowling alleys to operate “so long as other similarly situated businesses are allowed to remain open.”

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Governor Vetoes 2nd Amendment Rights for Religious Worshipers that Have Bipartisan Support in N.C. Legislature

Raleigh, N.C. – This week Governor Roy Cooper vetoed a bill to protect the 2nd amendment rights of religious worshipers that has more than enough bipartisan support in the North Carolina General Assembly for a veto override.

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Governor Cooper Refuses to Submit Shutdown Orders for Council of State Review, Vetoes More Small Business Rescue Bills

Raleigh, N.C. – North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) responded Thursday to Governor Cooper’s veto of legislation requiring agreement from a majority of the Council of State for business closures and bills allowing thousands of small businesses to safely operate.

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General Assembly Passes Bill to Ensure Governor Cooper Submits Shutdown Orders for Bipartisan Council of State Review

Raleigh, N.C. – Legislation requiring Governor Roy Cooper to obtain Council of State approval before imposing additional restrictions and prohibitions on North Carolinians passed the General Assembly last week.

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Promises Kept; General Assembly Provides Immediate Relief, Adjourns 2020 Session with AAA Financial Ratings, While Safely Rebuilding our Economy

Raleigh, N.C. – The North Carolina House of Representatives adjourned its 2020 Legislative short session on Friday after keeping its promises to issue immediate COVID-19 relief, invest in core taxpayer priorities, and prepare for an uncertain financial future by maintaining the state’s AAA credit ratings.

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$500 Million of Additional Federal Coronavirus Relief Funding Appropriated by the North Carolina General Assembly

Raleigh, N.C. – Legislation appropriating hundreds of millions more in federal relief dollars to local governments, community healthcare services, job retention grants, and programs for vulnerable populations passed the North Carolina House of Representatives this week.

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