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T. Andrew Dykers | Independent Voter NewsT. Andrew Dykers | Independent Voter News

T. Andrew Dykers. T. Andrew Dykers is an attorney in North Carolina working on the rights of unaffiliated candidates and in support of nonpartisan government.

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Steve Goodale. A dual US/UK citizen since birth, Steve grew up in Virginia, Maryland, and North Carolina before moving to London as an adult. He now works as a digital marketing consultant and in his spare time is the webmaster and World Editor for News Growl.

NC Bill Combining Easier Mail-In Voting with Voter ID Makes Its Way to Governor's Desk | Independent Voter NewsNC Bill Combining Easier Mail-In Voting with Voter ID Makes Its Way to Governor's Desk | Independent Voter News

publisher. Compromise legislation that would make it easier to vote absentee in North Carolina this fall, and safer to vote in person, has been cleared with bipartisan support in the General Assembly. But it faces an uncertain future on the desk of Gov. Roy

Fresh lawsuits challenge vote-by-mail limits in four Southern states | Independent Voter NewsFresh lawsuits challenge vote-by-mail limits in four Southern states | Independent Voter News

unconstitutional and against federal law the limited available reasons for voting at home in Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee and the complex processes required to fill out and return those absentee ballots. South Carolina and Tennessee now

Supreme Court Reaffirms It Will Not Protect Voters from Partisan Gerrymandering | Independent Voter NewsSupreme Court Reaffirms It Will Not Protect Voters from Partisan Gerrymandering | Independent Voter News

as a three-judge panel had ordered in May. The Supreme Court had put the panel’s ruling on hold ahead of its rulings, issued the next month, in two major gerrymandering cases from Maryland and North Carolina. The justices in June dealt a major blow to

California Republicans Mimic Democrats on Ballot Harvesting | Independent Voter NewsCalifornia Republicans Mimic Democrats on Ballot Harvesting | Independent Voter News

2016. as GOP political operatives in North Carolina's 9th Congressional District illegally collected ballots from voters, including submitting some ballots that were fraudulently filled out and signed. Ballot harvesting is illegal in North Carolina, and

Is SCOTUS About to Finally Give Voters a Win on Gerrymandering? | Independent Voter NewsIs SCOTUS About to Finally Give Voters a Win on Gerrymandering? | Independent Voter News

partisan district-drawing cases in both Maryland and North Carolina, the already hot topic of gerrymandering grew even more fiery, with both sides anxious to see what the nation’s highest court does - or doesn’t do - to intervene. Last year, the court

CA Mail-in Bill Allows Ballots to be Received Up to 17 Days after Election | Independent Voter NewsCA Mail-in Bill Allows Ballots to be Received Up to 17 Days after Election | Independent Voter News

is no evidence of widespread fraud in the 2018 election. Republicans are. reportedly. working to improve their own on-the-ground ballot collection operation for 2020. Ballot harvesting was also a major topic of controversy in North Carolina after the 9th

10 States Where Party Planners Can Host (and Avoid) Representative Primaries | Independent Voter News10 States Where Party Planners Can Host (and Avoid) Representative Primaries | Independent Voter News

a national mirror than New Hampshire, at 82 percent. Nevada and South Carolina, which will vote on Saturday, are near the middle — but South Carolina, as its leaders have advertised for decades, does have the third highest level of political engagement

Another coronavirus victim: public access to government | Independent Voter NewsAnother coronavirus victim: public access to government | Independent Voter News

requests. Carolina Beach, a town of 6,700 on the North Carolina coast just south of Wilmington, provides a good example of what happens when a public body — in an attempt to deal with an emergency — gets itself sideways with open meeting laws. The Town Council