Local News Roundup: Voter ID, Back To School And The Latest State Polls
Friday, September 2
On the local news roundup – the US Supreme Court refuses to reinstate North Carolina’s Voter ID law. Some bumps in the road for CMS and their buses. We talk about some of the challenges the system faces. More details are emerging in the shooting of a deaf motorist by the highway patrol and Donald Trump and Richard Burr have narrow leads in a new state poll. Our roundtable of reporters fills us in on those stories and more.
David Boraks, WFAE News Reporter (On Twitter: @davidboraks)
Eric Frazier, editorial writer for the Charlotte Observer (On Twitter: @ericfraz)
Erik Spanberg, senior staff writer at the Charlotte Business Journal (On Twitter: @CBJspanberg)
Nick Ochsner, reporter for WBTV News (On Twitter: @NickOchsnerWBTV)
WFAE: New McCrory HB2 Ad Implies A Link That Isn't There
"Governor Pat McCrory’s reelection campaign is out with a provocative new ad. It’s a testimonial, featuring a survivor of sexual assault speaking in favor of House Bill 2. But the ad may give the wrong impression of the circumstances surrounding her assault. It’s not the content but the context of the ad that raises questions."
WFAE: There's More To The Story In Cooper's 'True Story' Spot On Teacher Pay
"If you listen to the latest round of gubernatorial campaign ads, you’d either think teacher pay has skyrocketed or plummeted under Governor Pat McCrory. Neither is the case. There's also more to the story of a teacher highlighted in a Roy Cooper ad."
Charlotte Observer: Late getting home: CMS buses still behind, but less than Monday
"Everything from a driver shortage to new busing options to crowds of car-riders are fueling Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools’ back-to-school bus delays, which resulted in some students getting home from school more than two hours late the first day."
Charlotte Observer: Trooper’s chase of deaf man reached 100 mph before fatal shooting
"No more than 7 minutes and 30 seconds elapsed on Aug. 18 from the time a state trooper began chasing Daniel Harris to the approximate moment the 29-year-old deaf man was struck with a fatal bullet from the officer’s gun."
Charlotte Observer: Does same-day voter registration in NC increase fraud risk? Experts disagree.
"The N.C. Republican Party has urged GOP-led county elections boards this year to limit the hours of early voting, warning about the higher chances of voting fraud with same-day registration. The state party has cited data that shows people who use same-day registration are unable to be verified at a higher rate than people who use regular registration. But defenders of same-day registration say that doesn’t amount to attempted voter fraud."