February 28, 2020 -
Nearly $30 million in 90 days: that's how much the Democratic presidential hopefuls spent on political Facebook ads in Southern states. Where the candidates are choosing to target them provides a glimpse of their strategy for winning the party's presidential nomination.
February 27, 2020 -
Though recently passed by the Virginia House, a bill requiring the state's electoral votes to go to the winner of the national popular vote for president was put off until next year by a Senate committee. Had Virginia approved the measure, the U.S. would have been three-quarters of the way toward ending the possibility of a president who didn't win the popular vote.
February 26, 2020 -
Ruling that a 2018 voter ID law could disenfranchise black voters, the North Carolina Court of Appeals put it on hold last week. A federal court had already blocked the law through the state's primaries, and this latest decision means it's likely to be blocked through November.
February 21, 2020 -
Jim Wallis, a theologian and founder of the progressive Christian community Sojourners, recently spoke in North Carolina on the topic of "Reclaiming Jesus." Facing South caught up with him to discuss the current political moment, the Christian church's racial divide, and how the nation's changing demographics are also changing religion.
February 20, 2020 -
Raising Wages NC held a people's hearing about the difficulty of living under North Carolina's $7.25 hourly minimum wage. Workers shared their stories of hardship and called on elected officials and candidates for state office to support a wage hike.
February 14, 2020 -
With another round of redistricting on the horizon after the Census Bureau releases new population data at the end of 2020, Democratic and Republican groups are amassing vast war chests to win state legislatures. Here are the key races to watch.