Monday numbers from an Altered State, Part 3

Monday numbers from an Altered State, Part 3

A by-the-numbers look at North Carolina under conservative control

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Win the courts, win the war

51 — percent of North Carolina voters who cast a ballot for a Democratic U.S. House candidate in 2012

31 — percent of U.S. House seats that went to Democrats in 2012

Open season on individual rights

17 — days allowed for early voting before the passage of the voter suppression law in 2013

10 — days allowed for early voting after the passage of the voter suppression law in 2013

674 — number of magistrates in North Carolina

32 — number of North Carolina magistrates who’ve opted out of performing marriages based upon a “sincerely held religious objection” to same-sex marriage

72 — number of hours to which House Bill 465 that passed in 2015 raised the mandatory waiting period for a woman seeking an abortion

4 — number of other U.S. states with a restrictive waiting period for abortion

Amid the gloom, rays of hope

14 — percentage of North Carolina voters who approve of the job the General Assembly is doing

70 — percentage of North Carolinians who support raising the minimum wage to at least $10 per hour

89 — percentage of North Carolinians who support criminal background checks on all gun purchases

67 — percentage of North Carolinians who support the EPA’s Clean Power Plan

62.9 — percentage of North Carolina registered voters who do no think businesses should have the right to refuse services to people who are gay or lesbian because of the business owner’s religious beliefs

About the author

Chris Fitzsimon, Founder and Executive Director of N.C. Policy Watch, writes the Fitzsimon File, delivers a radio commentary broadcast on WRAL-FM and hosts "News and Views," a weekly radio news magazine that airs on multiple stations across North Carolina.
chris@ncpolicywatch.com
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