“The North Carolina legislature contends that the ‘manner’ implies that the legislature without state court interference can independently determine how districts are drawn, and in an election, how votes are counted, recorded and certified.”
” House Bill 396 … aims to repeal North Carolina’s participation in ERIC. This is a bad idea!”
“We women have to wake up and use our voting power to support what we need. This is clearly the way to protect the future.”
“I’ve also noticed the same complaints year in and year out — high cost of living, low-paying jobs, lack of good jobs, homelessness, etc. And yet, for some reason I can’t begin to fathom, the same people and the same party keep getting reelected.”
“Our courts and not local politicians need to make the decisions as to whether submitted district voting maps are fair.”
“The core of any democracy is participation by we the people in stating our preferences through the ballot box.”
“Did you know that when RCV (ranked choice voting) is used, candidates can win only when they receive more than half the votes?”
North Carolina voters can register with one of three political parties — Republican, Democratic and Libertarian — or as unaffiliated. The last has become an increasingly popular option, both in WNC and across the state.
“Asheville needs better representation that represents the values of the people living here, and as long as people vote party over policy, there won’t be a government here that actually feels responsible to the demands of the people rather than the party.”
“He did an excellent job in calling our attention to the wrongheadedness and shortsightedness that have turned our beloved town into a tourist mecca rather than a community that works for its residents.”
“Perhaps slash-and-burn capitalism has succeeded in changing Asheville where Raleigh hasn’t.”
“What issues did Xpress readers feel passionate enough about to write letters to the editor or commentaries during a year that promises to go down in history?”
“With this unusual high-absentee ballot election and with large opportunities for fraud — every effort must be made to assure voters of election integrity.”
“We’re all children in this universe and, like all good care units, we are to heal the sick — not elect them.”
“Send a message asking for every vote to be counted to every elected official you can think of.”
“VoteAVL is an Asheville-focused campaign that seeks to inspire and inform groups that have faced barriers to voting.”
An octogenarian’s story shows the many obstacles to voting in long-term care facilities in 2020.
“Much effort has been put into making sure our elections are fair and secure. Please vote.”
With fewer than seven weeks left until Election Day, the team at Buncombe County Election Services is prepared to ensure that every county resident can vote safely and securely.
“But whatever you decide, please don’t let anything stop you from voting!”
“As a citizen of the United States, I feel it is my duty to vote not only for myself, but for women like my great-grandmother who came before me and courageously fought for equality.”