December 2, 2016 -
A think tank founded and largely funded by GOP mega-donor Art Pope has jumped into the still-unsettled North Carolina gubernatorial race with a lawsuit challenging same-day registration — a program the legislature killed in 2013 but a federal court revived for this year's election.
August 25, 2016 -
North Carolina is fighting to end voter preregistration for 16- and 17-year-olds. The program increased youth turnout and was disproportionately used by African Americans and Latinos, but state lawmakers have claimed — without offering any evidence — that it risks confusing voters.
August 27, 2012 -
The North Carolina General Assembly's Republican leaders are raising more money from special-interest political action committees than their predecessors, despite promises to end the state's "pay to play" political culture.
May 23, 2012 -
A new documentary produced by students at Duke University in collaboration with the voting-rights watchdog group Democracy NC puts recent laws restricting the minority vote in historical context.
April 3, 2012 -
Right-wing donors like the Koch brothers and Art Pope rail against the use of public money to level the campaign finance playing field. But their use of nonprofit charities -- which benefit from government subsidies -- for political activities is coming under growing scrutiny.
February 21, 2012 -
Democrats and voting rights advocates successfully rebuffed an effort to pass a voter photo ID requirement in North Carolina in 2011. Now state Republicans are giving mixed signals about whether voter ID is back on the agenda.