Stories from Around the State
This story was originally published on Chapelboro.com.
While much of the focus in Washington D.C. on Friday was more on selecting a new Speaker of the House, the day also marked a solemn anniversary for many. Lawmakers held a moment of silence outside the Capitol to remember the insurrection event on January 6, 2021 and to thank the first responders who were on-scene to respond to the mob of Donald Trump supporters.
Similar recognitions were held across North Carolina, including one organized by the local League of Women Voters in Chapel Hill Friday night.
Allison Riggs Appointed to North Carolina Court of Appeals, Steps Down from Service as LWVUS Board Member
Thursday, LWVUS board member Allison Riggs was appointed to the North Carolina Court of Appeals as an associate judge, stepping down from service as a board member of the League.
This story was originally published by Nexstar.
“This would change elections, and not for the better so people need to be paying attention,” Kase Solomon said.
LWV of the United States and League chapters from all 50 states and DC filed an amicus brief in the Moore v. Harper case before the Supreme Court. The case concerns the so-called “independent state legislature theory” (ISLT), which, if adopted, would have far-reaching implications for the future of American democracy.
This story was originally published in The Daily Tar Heel.
As the midterm elections approach, organizations in North Carolina are working to get more people to the polls – especially on Tuesday, which was National Voter Registration Day.
This story was originally published in The Daily Reflector.
The League of Women Voters of North Carolina has released a video to explain how votes are counted and election results are certified to help voters better understand the post-election process.