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No More White Actors in ‘Redface’ for Native American Roles in ‘Lost Colony’
"The longest running outdoor theatrical production will no longer feature white actors in makeup playing native americans. The virginia pilot reported the lost colony. Drama staged on roanoke island will now higher native americans to play indigenous people. The play dramatizes. The story of one hundred seventeen colonists sent by walter. Raleigh from england to roanoke island in fifteen eighty seven. The shift was spurred by a dot. Org petition started by a student at east carolina university calling for an end to the production. The roanoke island historical association which produces the drama recruited the chairman of the lombi indian tribe to its board and hired a choreographer who is navajo and clinked alum bi musician and linguist helped translate the songs into the tribes and native actors will now speak their lines and algonquin. The language used by tribes living in eastern north carolina in the fifteen hundreds
Ponzi Schemer Bernie Madoff Dies in Prison at 82
"Age of 82. It was once chair of the NASDAQ stock market, pleading guilty in 9 2002, security sprawled and other charges, he admitted. Swindling billions of dollars from investors in a decades long scheme. When hearing about made off step this morning, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said made off hurt a lot of people. They someone passes is not a time to dance on the grave. But let's just be honest. Many, many people were hurt by his actions and No, it's time hopefully. Turn the page and move forward. And those hurt by made off include many in South Florida all the way into Hollywood and across the globe, a source telling ABC News that made off died of natural causes at a federal prison hospital in North Carolina. Or federal mass
Bernie Madoff, Mastermind Behind Largest Ponzi Scheme in History, Dies at 82
"Financier who pleaded guilty to the largest Ponzi scheme in history has died in federal prison, The Associated Press is reporting It looks like natural causes at the Federal Medical Center in Butner, North Carolina, where Made off had been in prison for more than a decade, he admitted swindling thousands of clients out of billions of dollars in investments over decades. Last year made offs lawyers filed to get him out of prison, citing covert. That request was denied Bernie Madoff. Was 82 years old.
Bernie Madoff Dies in Prison at 82
"Guilty to orchestrating a massive Ponzi scheme has died in prison. Associated Press reporting that he died early this morning at the Federal Medical Center in Butner, North Carolina, apparently of natural causes. Last year, the lawyers for made off tried to get him released from prison because of the covert 19 pandemic. At the time, they said he It's also suffered from end stage, renal disease and other chronic conditions again. Bernie made off at the center of a massive Ponzi scheme in prison. A dead at 82 years old, The family of Adam Too late, Oh now has
Nonprofit newsrooms turn rivalry into revenue stream
"Chrissy back is the managing editor of the chronicle at duke university and erica. Peril is the general manager at the daily tar heel at the university of north carolina. They're newsrooms teamed up to create the rivalry challenge around the annual duke. Unc basketball game. They were able to turn it into a revenue maker for both nonprofit newsrooms. They wrote about it for api's better news initiative and they're here today to talk about it krissy and erica. Welcome to better. News aims for happiness. We're excited to be here. Thank you so first of all. Tell me a little bit about yourselves. How did you get interested in journalism. And and how you ended up at your current roles into respective colleges chrissy. Why don't you go first. Well i actually started the daily turkey alami. Unc grad and. I worked on the job as the student. And actually erica was the student editor when i came back to be the director so i've always been on the business side and i love my experience in college so much that i took my j. school degree and i stayed in college media so eleven years at the daily tar heel a few other things in between. But i've been here duke at the chronicle for twelve years. Now how about you orca. Well as chrissy said. I was a student editor at the daily tar heel. During my undergraduate days it was a transformative experience for me in terms of journalism. In that kind of being my calling. I spent about ten years as a reporter mostly at the charlotte observer covering local news and then came back about ten years later to the daily tar heel as the newsroom adviser much like christie was saying i really wanted to give more students kind of the experience and the opportunities that i had a student. And that's what appealed to me about becoming a professional staff member in college media. I spent nine years as the newsroom adviser. Mostly focusing on newsroom. The last three and a half years. I've been the general manager which is a a more comprehensive role that oversees the nonprofit that publishes the daily tar heel.
Beachgoer finds body of man whose truck plunged off bridge
"Off the Chesapeake Bay Bridge town on December was found Friday. Relatives say Eric Mesic's body was discovered on a beach in North Carolina. I'm Joe chief. Fuck stick.
Wet Notes - 4-9-21
"This is wet notes here scuba shock radio for april ninth two thousand and twenty one first up today. I'd like to give you an update on new netflix. Documentary see spiracy. You might recall that. I introduced you to this film in a previous segment of wet notes. Well it did premiere on netflix's advertised. And i had a chance to watch. She spiracy a couple of weeks ago. The film is eighty nine minutes long and it can be captivating and controversial. Like i said this is certainly raising a great deal controversy especially as it relates to sustainable seafood and fishing. There's a couple of organizations that they called out into spiracy earth island institute and the marine stewardship council actually marine stewardship council issued a response on their website within days of the premier and every day. I see something more coming out related to the controversy. But i encourage you to watch the film and then decide for yourself about what it is saying like. I said lots of controversy. That's spiracy on net flicks now. Here's something that. I found really interesting. I came across an article that talked about how scientists are using thin wales to map out what lies beneath the sea floor. Now according to to seismologists vaclav kina from the czech academy in prague and john nab elec of oregon state university in corvallis oregon the song of the fin. Whales are loud enough to penetrate the earth's crust and revealed deep structures. I guess they have a network of fifty four bottomed size meter seismometers that the tech sound waves traveling through the ground and they picked up the of whales as they were passing by. Now they have a one hundred and eighty nine decibels song and that song can last from two and a half to five hours as they did more analysis they were able to map the underlying rock structures. According to these guys this is just as effective as those air cannons that are polluting the ocean with all that noise how practical this is yet to be seen. But you've gotta admit it is interesting. Now here's an update on the lectured aluminum tanks situation. You might recall back at the end of february. I told you about luxembourg Decision to exit the aluminum tank business and that they were looking to sell their plants in the us and the uk more. Here's some good news. Metal impact out of elk grove village in illinois is acquiring the graham north carolina luxembourg cylinder plant metal impact is no stranger to scuba tank business. They've been around since nineteen fifty nine and in two thousand fourteen. They purchase worthington. Aluminum cylinders has been providing aluminum scuba tanks to excess scuba and see pearls for a number of years. We've got quite a few from excess scuba over the past couple of years and so we're pretty familiar with metal impacts. This is some good news for the. Us aluminum Scuba tank supply chain. There's absolutely no doubt that. The pandemic has had a dramatic impact on the scuba industry. But i guess it's not all bad news if you happen to be in the right place and it seems that hawaii is those right places especially for new diver certifications. There's a recent article in scuba diving magazine. Titled more hawaiians getting certified than before the pandemic turns out that even though the travel has been restricted to and from the islands more locals are turning to scuba aloha scuba on awad who had reported a one hundred and twenty percent increase in new diver certifications. In two thousand and twenty. They went from twenty seven in two thousand and nineteen to eighty three in two thousand and twenty spurred by whole families going for they're open water certification with some great diving. It certainly makes sense to mask up and dive in our aloha state. Last week i was trying to see if the ocean based climate solutions act of two thousand and twenty was being introduced in this session of congress. Well no update on that yet but i did come across something very interesting. There is a house select committee on the climate crisis now. This committee was created during the one hundred sixteenth congress. That was the last one so it hasn't been around long. But they did produce a climate action plan of two thousand twenty. And that's called the congressional action plan for a clean energy economy and a healthy resilient and just america committee is chaired by representative. Kathy castor from florida and the ranking chair is representative garrett graves from louisiana now. I watched their organizing meeting from march nineteenth. Let's say there's just a little bit of difference on the ideas of how to approach In the approaches in making the us carbon zero by two thousand fifty but as representative castor stated. It's time to turn recommendations into policy. Now i'll be tracking our actions and keep you updated here and finally you might recall. Last year the uss bonham rashard an eight hundred forty four foot long and fibia assault ship burned out of control for five days. Now that was in san diego california. But now senator. Marco rubio from florida is proposing that the ship be used to create an artificial reef down in florida little bit of background. The navy did some cost analysis On what it would take to restore the ship to operational status an estimated that that would be somewhere between two point. Five and three point five billion dollars but the cost to decommission and scrap the bonham rashard would be about thirty million dollars. Senator rubio didn't provide any details on where the ship might be sunk and be become an artificial reef but he did say that it could be done for less than thirty million dollars to scrap the ship. This word Happened it would be. We'll keep an eye on it and see where it goes. Fingers crossed that will have another artificial reef down in florida. Something that big to dive on. Well that's it for this installment of wet notes for april ninth. Two thousand and twenty
Former New York Jet Phillip Adams Kills 5 People
"Police say shooter has killed five people at a south carolina home near the north carolina border including two children and a prominent physician. The shooting occurred at the home of dr robert. Leslie age seventy in rock hill about twenty five miles south west of charlotte north carolina. The rock hill herald citing anonymous sources reported later thursday that the shooter was former. Nfl player phillip adams. Investigators are still looking into a motive. It was not immediately known if the shooter knew all of the victims
North Carolina sites halt J&J shots after adverse reactions
"Hi Mike Rossi you're reporting North Carolina holds J. and J. coronavirus shots after some people experience adverse reactions health officials in North Carolina suspended vaccinations with the Johnson and Johnson covert nineteen vaccine Thursday after at least twenty six people experienced adverse reactions including fainting three sites were affected a mass vaccination site in Raleigh and clinics in Hillsboro and Chapel Hill four people were taken to hospitals for further examination according to state and federal health officials a spokeswoman for the U. S. centers for disease control and prevention said the CDC is aware of the adverse reactions in North Carolina as well as three other states Iowa Colorado and Georgia hi Mike Rossio
Deaths spiral: Americas spike in murders
"With the attention of the world media focused on the pandemic last year. it may have seemed as if there were fewer of the mass shootings for which america has become notorious this year. Lamentably there's no mistaking the trend on march sixteenth gunman in atlanta apparently targeted asian-americans. Grisly new details tonight. The atlanta spa shootings tax three massage parlours. In the northern suburbs of the city eight people were murdered. Roughly one hour six of them. Asian women days later ten more deaths at a supermarket in colorado shooting house claimed at multiple lives as the police put it in boulder. We had a very tragic incident today. Here at the king supers There was loss of life second mass shooting with multiple deaths and just one week in this country. Three killed at a house party gone wrong. North carolina six members of the same family in texas a mother and her two children shot by a man who then took his own life in new york. Those murders just in the first week of this month. The pandemic has led to reductions in many types of crime but in america murders seem only to be on the rise. The greatest rise in perhaps half a century twenty twenty was a traumatic year for america. Not only was there the covid nineteen pandemic which at this point is killed. Five hundred fifty thousand people but there was a huge uproar over racial justice in the wake of the deaths of unarmed. Black man in police custody that swept through the country in june injuries. Cologne is the economists. Washington correspondent both those things may have contributed to an extraordinary increase in murder in america and figuring out what trauma twenty twenty clauses increase in violence. I think is going to be really important going forward.
Did Depression Lead a Dad To Kill His Twin Daughters?
"I really wanted to do this interview. A terrible terrible thing happened to little girls who should be going to kindergarten. Learning to read growing up are gone. But i agreed to go to a prison in north carolina for one reason. Only i wanted to understand and to help you understand how dark of a place you have to be in to kill your own children here. Is the statistic. There are nineteen million americans who are suffering from depression right now. Nineteen million it can range all the way from a mild kind of sadness or moody ms or inability to sleep to a full blown psychotic break. That is what a father now behind bars. Claims happened to him. A psychotic break january twenty two thousand six an upscale suburb of charlotte north carolina. A tight community turn upside down to five year old little girls that are dead. I can't describe to you how horrific and how sad this is. This is the house where david crespi live with his second wife camp together they had five children. Including twin girls and samantha forty five year old. David was a successful senior vice president of a well-known thank colleagues. Describe him as smart funny and an all around great guy mini coworkers. Had no idea that for years. David suffered from debilitating bouts of depression. David says he had recently requested a week ought to deal with his illness. On one of those days samantha and tessa were home sick from school. Kim not nothing of leaving the girls with their father while she read out for a haircut. What kim did not know was david was having secret. Thoughts sick thoughts of killing his wife and children. Data's little girls wanted him to play their favorite game. Hide and seek. When david found samantha kitchen those deadly thoughts took over for the first
Jets trade Darnold to Panthers for 3 draft picks
"Round pick in the draft That comes up later on this month. Plus 2nd and 4th Round picks in 2022. There are reports that the Panthers now may look to trade or restructure the contract of quarterback Teddy Bridgewater that from the NFL network. But again, the Jets traded quarterback Sam Darnel to the Panthers University of North Carolina has got a new men's basketball coach. I'm Hubert Davis, and I'm a Tar heel.
7 shot, 3 dead in North Carolina house party shooting
"Shooting spree at a house party leaves three people dead in four hurt and wilmington north carolina. The youngest victim is a sixteen year old girl. The wounded are being treated at local hospitals and unknown conditions. Investigators recovered several firearms at the scene. Police say they do not have any suspects or possible. Motive for the
North Carolina Tar Heels basketball coach Roy Williams retires
"North Carolina coach Roy Williams announced his retirement after 18 seasons coaching the Tar Heels. I feel very fortunate that we've had him for so long, it's such a high level. One of the great coaches in the game of basketball more reaction to the retirement of UNC legend Roy Williams with over 900 wins and three national championships to his name. When asked about why he chose to retire now, Williams said, quote every time somebody asked me how long I was going to go. I'd always say as long as my health allows me to do it, But deep down inside, I knew the only thing that would speed that up. Was if I did not feel that I was any longer the right man for the job. I no longer feel that I'm the right man for the job. Williams went unbeaten in March Madness first round matchups. 29 You know until this year, the first round loss to Wisconsin breaking the streak. Sixers Garden national champion with UNC Danny Greene talked on Keyshawn J. Will and Zubin about his former coach, and what made him so legendary. He's been doing a strong as I've been alive and he's been a legend since then, since before probably I was born and he's a legendary stuff before me and during my time there and after He's one. You know a number of championships, and that's not even that doesn't speak on his success to me what he's done off the court and what he's pledged that school in other schools, eyes helped out in the community there, North Carolina and you know not just there, but many places in the world. So to me, that just speaks legendary. You know, outside the court just many ways you could be, um You know, a legend is many ways. You can be a hero. As many ways you could be a champion and world wins is the definition of all those. Those things even said the in before I was born. ESPN College basketball analyst Jay Billa spoke on Spain and Fitz about who could be a successor to Williams at UNC. I think it'll have to be somebody within the Carolina family. So the first thing you think of his Hubert Davis, who played there for Dean Smith, that has been a system under Roy Williams, the last 89 years. Some like that, and Um, you know, the only the only thing that people would bring up with Hubert is he has not yet been a head coach, but he's played a million years. The MBA there, you know, Roy Williams had never been a head coach when he took over Kansas, so I'm not all hung up on this head Coach thing. I think it's great. I'd rather I'd rather have Ah, someone with head coaching experience that not, But when you got somebody's got his Hubert, I wouldn't hesitate to make that higher. But also that the other one that I think Will be right in the mix of those West Miller, the head coach of UNC Greensboro, He played for Roy Williams on the 05 National championship team as backup guard and he's been an outstanding music, really young head coach. UNC Greensboro, and he's done really well there, but for the last couple of tournaments that were held, and he had a really good team this year with Isaiah Miller is his best player, making the double A. So he's He's another really good option
MLB All-Star Game yanked from Atlanta over voting law
"This is all things considered. I'm Audie Cornish and I'm Elsa Chang in Los Angeles. Totally unnecessary. That is what a top lieutenant in the Minneapolis Police Department said today about the way that former police officer Derrick Show Vin Pressed his knee into the neck of George Floyd, he testified on the fifth day of Sheldon's murder trial. NPR's Adrian Florido has been covering the proceedings and joins us again from Minneapolis. Hey, Adrian. Hi, Elsa. All right. So today wrapped up the trial's first week, which, as you know, I've been talking about has been packed with so much emotional testimony, like from bystanders who watched Floyd died to first responders who couldn't revive him. But today the trial seemed to shift a little right. Tell us a little bit about that. Yeah. Today, the prosecution worked to build its case that Derrick show Vin used excessive force on George Floyd. And to do that they called Lieutenant Richard Zimmerman to the stand. He is the longest serving police officer in the Minneapolis PD. He's been on the force since 1985. He's the head of the homicide division. And importantly, after George Floyd's death, he was one of the department employees who publicly condemned what show Vin did. Prosecutor Matthew Frank spent time today asking him about the dangers of restraining a suspect by laying them face down. Have you ever in all the years you've been working for the Minneapolis Police department. On been trained. To kneel on the neck of someone who is handcuffed behind their back in a prone position. No, I haven't. Is that if that were done with that be considered force absolutely. What level of force might that be? That would be the top tier the deadly force. Why? Because of The fact that if you need is on a person's neck That can kill him. Not not mincing words. They're obviously right. Well, what exactly did Lieutenant Zimmerman's say about the way show Vin handle George Floyd. So here is the same prosecutor asking Zimmerman a question about what he saw in the body cam footage of George Boyd's arrest. What is your? You know, your View of that use of force during that time period. Totally unnecessary. What do you mean? Well, first of all. Pulling him down to the ground face down. And putting your knee on the neck. For that amount of time. Is just Uncalled for. I saw no reason why The officers felt they were in danger if that's what they felt. And he said, the danger is what show then I would've had to field to justify keeping his his knee on Floyd's neck for that, Monk. E mean it's not every day that you hear. A police officer, especially a senior police officer criticized Another officer, even a former one, right, right? Yeah. But on cross examination, eyes show, Vin's attorney, Eric Nelson, worked to poke holes in his testimony, his main focus being the latitude that police officers are allowed during under the police department's use of force policy when they're responding to incidents, So here's Nelson asking that the same witness a question. You would agree, however, that in the fight for your life generally speaking in a fight for your life, you is an officer are allowed to use whatever force is reasonable and necessary. Correct? Yes. And that could even involve improvisation, agreed. Yes. Minneapolis Police department policy allows a police officer to use whatever means there never are available to him to protect himself and others, right? Yes. The defense attorney there, obviously giving clues about the kind of arguments he's going to make when it's his turn to present his case that show been feared for his life that he was dealing with the dynamic situation. Struggling suspect an angry crowd. And real quick. When do we expect the defense to start calling their own witnesses? Well. The prosecution is expected to wrap up their case by the end of next week. And then it'll be the defense's turn. We expect starting the following week that is NPR's Adrian Florido in Minneapolis. Thank you, Adrian. Thank you, Elsa. Critics say that George is controversial New election law restricts voter access and disproportionately effects people of color and in protest Major League Baseball announced today It will relocate the summer's All Star game and draft out of Georgia and under pressure from voting rights advocates. Major companies like Delta and Coca Cola have issued critical statements. Now. Stetson University law professor Ciara Tourist Spellissy studies the influence of corporations and lawmaking earlier today, I spoke to her about what she found striking about this wave of corporate criticism. One of the things that's remarkable about the new statements from Delta and Coca Cola is that they have changed positions a few days ago. They put out pretty Tepid criticisms and or support for the Georgia legislation, and now that the legislation has become law, and they've been under pressure from voting rights advocates They have changed their tune on. That doesn't happen that often. Let's dig into that a little more, because obviously corporate America lobbies. Statehouses Congress for all kinds of things, right? Can you talk about how aggressive they can be in this area or how reluctant they have been in this area in the past? So corporations have two main ways that they influence policy. One is through corporate donations to particular candidates. They then spend even more money lobbying lawmakers to get the policies that they want. Now, most of the policies that a corporation wants are for its own benefit. No, this is a little bit different because voting rights advocates in Georgia put pressure on corporations not just because they were located in Georgia, but also because they had given money to Some of the politicians who created this regressive Election law in Georgia. Can you talk about a moment in recent history where we've seen corporate activism lead to significant legislative change? I think the biggest Example of this was the 2017 tax cut. And the tax cut was literally for corporations. So you had political donors putting enormous pressure on Members of Congress and the corporate tax rate was cut significantly. Another example is bathroom bills and so by bathroom bills. These are Laws at the state level that direct individuals to only use the bathroom of the gender of their birth. And one of these bathroom bills was passed in North Carolina. The end see double a pulled championship games from North North Carolina. And that got AH lot of attention and and North Carolina. Rolled back that bathroom, Phil. We've been hearing a lot, especially in the last year about corporate responsibility, so to speak. What you going to be looking for going forward to see whether this is Real or not, well, one of the things that we saw after the riots at the Capitol on January 6th. Woz corporations deciding to pull back corporate PAC money from the Republicans who objected to The electoral college votes for Joe Biden. But now there is pressure from the U. S Chamber of Commerce, which is one of the largest trade associations in America. It's also one of the largest Dark money, political spenders in America, and they're urging their members to get back in the political spending game. So one of the things that I will look at After Georgia and after the riots on January, 6th is Do any of these corporations actually changed their political spending behavior. Ciara Torres Spellissy is a professor of law at Stetson University in Gulf Port Florida. Thank you so much for your time. Thank you. There is a new attempt to bring the U. S and Iran back to the 2015 nuclear deal with one The Trump administration left in direct talks are set to begin in Vienna next Tuesday.
North Carolina Coach Roy Williams Retires After 3 National Titles
"The legendary roy williams announced his retirement after a pretty frustrating season despite north carolina standards. What can you tell us about his decision to hang it up and the timing of this announcement. Yeah it's been a rough two years. They weren't very good last year. Either before the pandemic ended the season prematurely so i don't think north carolina is in the best position right now with roy williams leaving but it still north carolina. It's not like there's a pile of ash he's leaving behind that you've got to build the thing from the ground up. I mean this is a program that can get better overnight with the right guy in charge. You know there's some thought that this may have been percolating for awhile and the announcement was maybe gonna come after the ncaa tournament so as not sort of overlap with the end of things here the final. Four in indy. But doing it now doing it just a couple of days before both final four games to kate that yeah i mean north carolina in roy realized. Someone needs to be in that chair sooner than later to really build for next year.
North Carolina's Roy Williams Announces Retirement
"Pretty big in the college basketball world on thursday. The legendary roy williams announced his retirement after a pretty frustrating season despite north carolina standards. What can you tell us about his decision to hang it up and the timing of this announcement. Yeah it's been a rough two years. They weren't very good last year. Either before the pandemic ended the season prematurely so i don't think north carolina is in the best position right now with roy williams leaving but it still north carolina. It's not like there's a pile of ash he's leaving behind that you've got to build the thing from the ground up. I mean this is a program that can get better overnight with the right guy in charge. You know there's some thought that this may have been percolating for awhile and the announcement was maybe gonna come after the ncaa tournament so as not sort of overlap with the end of things here the final. Four in indy. But doing it now doing it just a couple of days before both final four games to kate that yeah i mean north carolina in roy realized. Someone needs to be in that chair sooner than later to really build for next
How Do Belly Buttons Work?
"Do you think the reason that you have in any or an outy. Bellybutton has something to do with the way that your milk cord was cut and tied when you were born. Come on be honest. The persistence of the any. Audi meth is exhibit a. But we don't know jack about our belly buttons your belly. Button is indeed the leftover remnant of what was once the umbilical cord The rope light connection between you and your birth parent which supplied all of your nutrients and oxygen when you were in the womb. When you were born someone helping with the birth likely cut. The bulk corridor a couple of inches. Away from your belly and clamped off the remaining section. There's no tying involved once it's clamped the small section of umbilical cord dries up and falls off in about a week. A what's left is the umbilical commonly known as the belly button and the shape and size of the bellybutton depends entirely on the way to your skin. Heels after the cord falls off. If you have an audi it's likely due to a mild umbilical hernia or slide infection at the site. Roughly ninety percent of people have any and it's a jungle in there according to eat delightfully odd scientific initiative called the belly button diversity project belly. Buttons are home to a startling diversity of bacteria. The project started back in twenty eleven at north carolina state university when a team of young researchers got the idea to explore the microbiome of the belly. Button a with the bacteria colony is the naval be different from those found on the rest of the body. Using our na sequencing the researchers identified two thousand three hundred and sixty eight different species of bacteria living in the navels of sixty volunteers for reference. There are only half as many species of birds or aunts in north america.
"north carolina" Discussed on The Sean Hannity Show
"At any time has any problems Why would you even consider by the way the new york times even trashed the ap and trash that i went into detail on this You're for example. What laura cox said and that happened in one county and it was used in forty. I think seven counties. Listen if all. This wasn't enough in antrim. County ballots were counted for democrats. That were meant for republicans causing a six thousand votes swing against our candidates. The county clerk came forward and said tabulating software glitched and caused a miscalculation of the boats. Since then we have now discovered that forty seven counties use this same software in the same capacity. Antrim county head to hand. Count all the ballots and these counties that use the software needs to closely. Examine their results for similar discrepancies. The people of michigan deserve a transparent and open process so on the ap the new york times a tenured professor in two thousand eighteen and there had been congressional hearings on this at princeton at the ag of state of texas twice in one year. Two thousand nineteen rejecting this particular software system and the or this particular system of voting dominion and once twenty thirteen. And then you hear from laura cox. I look all i said last night and the media mob took it out of context as always as well wanna. We have a republican engineer and a democratic engineer. Check it out. Make sure everything went. Well what's so hard about that state. Senator lantau face is with us. Tom barrett is with us. Another state. senator. Welcome both of you to the program A senator thanks. Let's talk about your letter and tell us What the responses ben events so what we wanted to make sure that we did with the letter is make sure that every citizen deserves you know that we know. They deserve to have faith in their election and we know that right now. That faith isn't there and we wanted to make sure that we did an audit in order to be certain the numbers that were being sent to secretary of state and certified by our secretary of state. We're actually accurate and use spoke to the The allegations that have been made. There are signed affidavit. people have put You know their their reputations on the line saying that these these issues exist and and you spoke to just one of them. The the dominion software in india. Right texas Vowed not to use that software because they saw is as as a potential hazard. But that's not just the only thing i mean. We have hundreds and hundreds of pages of of allegations of their signed affidavits by people who are saying that this election was was not held in a safe fair transparent and accurate manner. And so my ask in this letter. And tom signed on with me Senator barrett that this actually needs to be audited before we certified the election. senator barrett. Your yeah thank you sean Thank us senator. Taste for for your efforts Joining in this You know this is really important because election integrity matters so much on i I sponsored a bill in the legislature two years ago to ensure that we would use paper ballots so that we would have more integrity in our elections that was unanimously supported signed into law. And this is another step in that direction Vice president biden affirmed in the first debate and pledged that he would wait until an independent certification of the election had taken place before declaring a victor in that in the election. And now he's going back on that promise just like he has with fracking the green new deal and everything else so while. I'm not surprised. I am disappointed that he would break that..
"north carolina" Discussed on The Sean Hannity Show
"To step up step up and do their job. Democrat in. North carolina control all of the elections machine. They were notified about this. They were given multiple chances to intercede and instead of acting they quietly supported by doing nothing. This illegal voting Hacking and now they're acting the covered up by local officials. Denying that there's even video footage that we already had. Possession assist unbelievable. I really can't believe that you know these stories exist and then everyone else. Oh this is nothing anyway. I really appreciate it congressman. Damn bishop north carolina. Thank you for being with us And please share the videos you get with us. We'll show them on. Tv let people decide for themselves as we continue to our foams Chris's in north carolina's. Well chris hi. How are you glad you called on this friday. Oh thank you very much for taking my call First of all. I want to say something as a veteran. I don't think it's set enough. I wanna thank you personally for all your continued support to the military into the veterans. We know we know who are supporters. Are we know who are thank you honestly. You really need not thank me. You guys deserve the thanks. I'm i'm honored to be a donor to you know. Building homes for heroes dot oregon other great organizations that. I've i've helped. it's amazing i. I don't think we do enough for veterans. Although i think this president did more than anyone else i i totally agree but we are all together so thanks for doing your part so i do appreciate that well and that being said i want to go into the main reason i called in that is i think the media is kind of the author obviously active participants. But i think they're really trying to push the The agenda forward by with the polls. I recently heard over from a lot of people that they say. The military is a really of biden in that they they don't support trump very much not only speak for myself..
"north carolina" Discussed on The Sean Hannity Show
"Up next our final news roundup and information overload hour news roundup information overload. Hour on the sean hannity. Show right so one of the things. I've been saying in highlighting. Oh we we will never have free and fair elections if we allow. We don't make institutional changes and i mean this voter. Id laws You know this. Let's folk for ten weeks out of the election. You don't even know what issues are going to pop up in the next ten weeks Mail in balloting. Lets us mail millions of ballots whether people requested or not We better come up with a better system if we ever want to have integrity and confidence in our election system. This is a beauty out of north carolina. You can believe it there is a station. They're called w btv wbtv and they actually showed the husband and are. I'm reading from their website of a candidate for local office. This is a. I think it's called anson county escorting voters to cast their ballots video captured by security cameras outside and inside the anson county board of elections building which serves as the county's loan early voting location for the twenty twenty election and the footage comes to light after dozens of complaints were filed by In the county alleging that guy is an others were approaching voters in the parking lot offering to help them. Vote one way to help ensure you know a pretty good chance of winning anyway. I'm gonna play the wbtv report. Listen ten breaking news right now. You'll see only on wbtv video. Obtained only by wbtv shows the husband of a local candidate in anson county repeatedly walking in with voters and voting with them as they cast their ballot. We've previously told you about dozens of complaints. Alleging this behavior which could break state law. now we know was caught on video our chief investigative reporter. Nick austin has been following the story for weeks now so neck a wire these videos just now coming to light worried i. I asked for this video more than two weeks ago at the time. Both the anson county board of elections director and chairman told me the video doesn't exist and both of them double down on that again today saying there is no video even after i told them i have it..
"north carolina" Discussed on The Sean Hannity Show
"We had one vaccine from j. and j. an one vaccine from astros. Nfl seneca in partnership with oxford university and the third platform was the recombinant protein platform with one vaccines from the biotech company. Here in the us calls novak's and another one from a partnership between sanofi and glaxosmithkline. These vaccines are now six. Vaccines are all in. The clinical development stages and four of them are in phase three trials and of the four that are in phase three trials to have effectively completed enrollment in the face retrial. And one of the two has announced on monday to think Th- reading information. That had ninety percent efficacy. That was the pfizer vaccine. Demonstrating that vaccination is possible against covid. Nineteen that the kind of choices we have made. In terms of the antigens elected was effective And made us optimistic. That other vaccine May also be effective on wednesday same week. Just this wednesday moderna the other company with a vaccine using similar platforms technology messenger. Arnie announced that they have achieved a number of cases in their trial to allow for first interim analysis. And i would expect that shortly probably next week. We may hear what i hope to be. Another very good information regarding inefficacious vaccine the to other vaccines that face. Retrial that are using the live vector platform the j. vaccine and the astrazeneca vaccine Have recruited already a few thousand subjects in their trials. I would like to take this opportunity to invite as many americans as possible. Who'd like to volunteer to participate in these trials. As that's the only way we are able to attend a demonstration of the safety and the efficacy of these vaccines many as to vaccines now with emergency use authorization. That's going to be done in record. Time president saying that his administration Will not go to any lockdown. But imagine this. I mean this really is a scientific. You know wonderment. It is such a tribute to medical research medical research herbs and scientists and our medical community in olinda linda. How many times when we did our time line to answer the lying mob media was i quoted as saying i believe that are in our medical researchers scientists. The best in the world will get us there. They didn't in record time. it's miraculous and we. We left it up there for everyone to read into see because the fake news media could not get beyond themselves to make this a human issue not a political issue. Well you look what a doctor is always say. Set it almost every time he goes. When you have the intersection of medicine and politics politics always wins. It's grown that has been the case throughout. Screw just like he would say. Well you know you go to war with the with the you know army got not the one you wish you had and and unfortunately that's just the case and it's You know. I know where you stand on those. I'm going to ask. I don't even want you to talk about this topic. Ca- at this point. I'm not gonna say anything. Oh my gosh. If people only knew what i What does that me..
"north carolina" Discussed on The Sean Hannity Show
"Compromised of hard choices. Something made more difficult by internal disputes mismanagement by the previous administration and obstructionism by republicans which he suggested was rooted in an attempt to appeal to the anxiety about the first black president and he admitted some shortcomings of his own calling his failure to pass immigration reforms. A bitter pill to swallow remember. He did things that he had said. Numerous times himself that he wasn't able to do by executive fiat. He did them anyway. He said as far as i was concerned the twenty ten election didn't prove our agenda had been wrong. It just proved that i'd failed to rally the nation as fdr had once done. That wasn't it. Nobody likes your plan and everything you promise never came true. Millions lost the doctors. Millions lost their plans and on average every american's pay in two hundred percent more. It's just not accurate. He writes he wonders sometimes about whether john mccain would still pick palin if he had known her spectacular rise and revalidation a candidate will provide a template for future politicians shifting his party center and the country's politics over on a direction that he abhorred. It's it's so interesting that you know republicans. When they run they get destroyed what wasn't said about john mccain in two thousand and eight what know and the people that supported him you know you conservatives hannity gotta suck it up. It's a the the better choice here. The lesser of two evils. We're divided nobody. No republican can win and conservative. Suck it up with you. Know rhino republicans establishment republicans. Look at what. They did to mitt romney. So what i find sorta like political stockholm syndrome. If you will thinking that these people are going to like you whenever you trash donald trump but they said the same things about you and they seem to always forget it. I don't live in this bubble that i actually believe that you know. Democrats are anything other than what we saw. The last four years.
"north carolina" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"Either side on the number of electoral votes that we have coming into play, and then all of our Senate seats being up for grabs. Yeah I would say I agree with you wholeheartedly, and the nation is watching how folks like you three are gonNA decide. So when we come back, we'll talk about what you want in leadership in Washington. We are having our final voter roundtable before the end of voting next week, and we were talking to three native North Carolinians will be back with a lot more. This is on point. This is on point I'm Meghna Chakrabarti. This is our last voter roundtable that we are holding before the end of voting next week and we are talking with north, Carolinians today because they're state. North Carolina is considered. One of the most critical must win states in the road to the White House I'm joined today by von Gretchen pugh she's with us from Raleigh North? Carolina? Bill. Pool joins us from newborn north. Carolina and bread and beavers is with us from Robbins Ville North Carolina, and we talked to a lot of north Carolinians in the process of preparing for today's roundtable. For example, here is Linda smart she's from Oxford North? Carolina. She voted for President Trump in two thousand sixteen. She's going to cast her ballot for him again I WANNA really have. In there who's really good with foreign affairs and. I think president trump has done a lot to ease a lot of attention. S- around the world To make it work better for us with a trade and different relationships I. Think we get a little respect we didn't have under Obama. That Linda smart from. North Carolina as I mentioned a little earlier all of our guests today are live round table guests are native North Carolinians but the state has attracted a lot of outsiders who moved to North Carolina and call it home. One of them is Derek party he grew up in hempstead village on Long Island New York. Community a black middle class. Republicans. So my orientation with Republican Party goes way back way not years and Derek worked as a homicide detective in Nassau. County. But in twenty twelve, he moved to Huntersville. North. Carolina near Charlotte in two thousand sixteen he voted for Donald Trump eight is a New York. Republican I felt that he would bring a business is business since the presidency but also I just felt that you know we just needed a change to get him in there. So Derek hoped that Donald trump president trump would leave those parts of himself back in. New York an entertainer, a celebrity. Brand the trump name brand I felt that he would not bring all that to the oval. Office. and. It seems like he cannot let that go and he did bring that to the Oval Office and and and I think it's time to replace him. You have to be aware that there are people that offer your interest net people that just there for their own interests. Let's Derek Party. is originally from Long Island New York now lives in Huntersville North Carolina. So von Gretchen Bill and Brandon. I am eager to hear what you're looking for in a leader for this country over the next four years and who do you think is best suited. To fit that bill and Vanja and let me start with you. I would say for the upcoming president having someone that takes ownership regardless of the outcome of Bill in our current presidency. That only happens when quote unquote something good takes place and I think as a nation no matter what side of the aisle you're on we need that we need to know that it didn't go right we're going to work together to make it better. Versus ally didn't do that or that wasn't on my watch we certainly Need someone would moral we attitude and not just an I and someone that knows how to exercise compassion but can be cut product needed for you know a lack of a better term I think are the business side of of president trump. Had or could have had its pluses if you would if utilized in the correct way, there are some good things about it but certainly, not so good. In my opinion. So. Does that mean that your your do you know for sure if you're going to vote for the former Vice President Biden. I've already voted in. CAST. My vote for the Biden Harris Ticket on certainly even in I wasn't a given. So to speak in two, thousand, sixteen, I did not want to vote for Hillary but I felt like the dynamic of president trump may work against us in my opinion has just based on you know who he was in where came for him. So to speak just as the last gentleman was saying, bringing his celebrity bringing that dynamic to the White House and that wasn't the place for that. Okay. So so bill same question to you. What kind of qualities do you wanna see in a leader for this country and who do you think fits that? Will. Not to judge candidates based on. What you said, what won't out of the candidate and? In my philosophy is I believe in limited government. Individual Freedom. Personal Responsibility. Free Enterprise in adherence to the Constitution. Now haven't laid that out neither candidate is is. is a perfect fit in But go into the. Limited government.
"north carolina" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"Path to election victory narrows and runs right through the tar heel state from NPR and WB. You are Meghna. Chakrabarti and for the past two and a half months ten straight weeks, we've been hosting voter roundtables hearing from people across the country and today on point it's our last voter roundtable before the end of voting next week so we are talking with. North Carolinians joined by three of them today Bond Gretchen pugh joins us she's a regional study coordinator in Raleigh, North Carolina von Gretchen Welcome to point. Hello everyone, it's great to have you and also with us from New Bern North Carolina. Is Bill Pool. He works in sales for a local radio group Bill. Welcome to you. Will thanks I'm glad to be here in excited to have a nice conversation. It's great to have you bill and Brandon beavers is also with us from Robbins Ville North Carolina. He's delivery driver and a graduate student at Western Carolina University Brandon welcome to you. Thank you glad to be here. So I was wondering if we could start by just hearing a little bit from the three of you of about the communities that you live that you live in because North Carolina's really interesting diverse kind of changing place of on Gretchen you WanNa tell us a little bit about about Durham and and where you live and what it's been like. Sure so I actually live primarily I live in Raleigh but okay is not too far away and we call that like our research triangle area, the Raleigh Durham area I know in particular in Raleigh. Of course just as you say, we have a very diverse population and is just a mixture of things going on politically from our local races to, of course, the presidency vice-presidency. So it is a mixture of the two. As. Far as where people are leaning on ironically in my neighborhood like just thinking about my street in a pretty diverse street ethnicities, genders Cetera people with children no children age groups, but there's not one sign giving any kind of support or relation way or the other. which is very interesting but also I guess to a degree may be refreshing since they're probably a million of them elsewhere. Maybe people feel that you know once they come home they at least have an opportunity to kind of step away from it. Yeah. Yeah. We only to break for. Sure. Bill through new Bern I'll be honest I'm not familiar with new burns. Where is it in the state in? WHAT'S NEW BERN LINK Well. I'm about two hours east of Gretchen in about an hour from the coast New Bern is. It's a somewhat diverse Town for Eastern North, Carolina east of I ninety five You know it's a lot more rural than a good part of the. State. You know we're.
"north carolina" Discussed on Move or Improve
"Wait but has some great great amenities of and the surrounding area around New Brighton. As well as great and then So what about Shopping and restaurants throughout the state Art Museums Nightlife or some of the best of Barbecue mccue places. Are you going to give that away. You're going to tell us the secret Best Barbecue place to go to or I know North Carolina. Barbecue is right up their they've places but what about shopping and restaurants in the various O- areas no sure so shopping's very prominent but In in all the areas particularly if those are interesting unique and now some of your mom and pop stores particularly something that rule areas you know so in some of those places you know you. Don't get the big brands big stores but you also JV to get that personal touch as some of those mom and pop stores from a local person who who makes I would From that particular area or someone who who makes Who who has their own honey? That's local or makes their own old soap. You know she'd be able to get things of that nature doing a local that a very unique to those particular locations out several different museums throughout the state. You know of course as we have our state Museum of history that has great A history of the state of North Carolina houses are Basketball Hall of fame. Sports Sports Hall of Fame A.. Aware of several different You know out West you have to build more which is part of one of our largest attractions historic attractions draws people a year round. But you know that that around that fall and Christmas is probably one of their high when it high parts of the season. But it's just wonderful wonderful aspect the Laura Christmas is awesome. It's just phenomenal. It's incredible it's just gorgeous for sure for sure absolutely absolutely and as far as the best barbecue I mean that's just you actually have to come in and and try that out for yourself because there's still a battle here go when eastern barbecue and then there's western barbecue acute and then there's Lexington Barbecue which is right in the middle so So it's it's real. It's a real interesting. But I'm a transplant to North Carolina West. Virginia been here about twelve years now and I just thought it was interesting. competition and see who has the best barbecue But I must I say this. I haven't eaten in one that I did like and I've eaten in several of yeah so Lexus Barbecue of done smokey's barbecue barbecue haired Mooresville twelve bones and Asheville which was actually one of the places that President Obama visited that when he was on his campaign trail. The first is campaign trail Since twelve bones is pretty. It's pretty popular out the Asheville area But there's there's several different Several different places throughout the state that You'd always you just have to come down and visit and And take your pick And just visit different areas and try to different types of barbecue then decide for yourself which where you like the best. Will you know. I'M A CERTIFIED MEMPHIS in May barbecue. Judge judge though. I'll be come come down and do a tour just of all the barbecue places. That sounds like a fun trip right there just without even looking at housing. Just just go to all the barbecue places but a lot of the people listening. Don't necessarily want an active adult community. They prefer maybe maybe a master planned community What kind of master planned communities are down there? I know you have to have a lot of land to be able to do those types of housing housing but what's the difference in the number of master planned communities versus active adult communities. Yeah what seems to be Quite a few for those Top nowadays because they're becoming so popular you do have the ones that are massive playing on a gated or their fifty five plus Somme have the clubhouse and have all the other amenities they're maintenance free You know so. We have seen some of the top companies. We have the Dale webs and the Toll Brothers locations Bill Clark owns one of ours. What is is is another one? Builders were in areas where a smoking homes and they attend a lot of the Travels on the retirement shows that we do about North Carolina as a as a good place for for retirement doc for retirees so we have several different those plans so anyone that's looking at the area can pretty much take their pick I know the Wilmington area is is is is pretty popular But a a lot of big companies are in the triangle area and while the chopper. He'll as well as the Charlotte all it area and even in in Asheville and and south of Asheville view and flat rock and Bavard areas or becoming pretty much bedroom communities for Asheville as well so there's several different places Those types of amenities that particular retiree could It could have their options as well. So what are some of the airports that people were GONNA fly in from out of state Whatever letter Airports that are close to like Raleigh versus Wilmington versus other places in the state. Sure so we have The Raleigh Door robot international airport here trying area It's international so those can fly in They also do direct flights even to France And and he England As well so that's one of the Charlotte Charlotte. Douglas Airport is probably our largest airport within the state But that's another the area where they can fly direct But we also have this one agree Greensboro Winston Salem area That also has international airport in Wilmington Comington actually has an international airport will and it's actually growing so there's only add more flights and more direct flights into into the warburton areas wellesz else but nobody has put Asheville regional airport so there's Greenville so there's several different places throughout the state to so one can can fly into and It's still be able to and not be far away from any of the areas apart up to visit. Sounds like they could come and stay for a week or so in check get out and still not have to drive too far to see a sample of all the different seasons and the areas and the beauty of Asheville versus the wonderful beaches. That you all have have so it sounds like a great trip is in store for a lot of people I know. I work with a lot of people moving to North Carolina and they can't get over the the prices is and the quality of living and just the more relaxed down there than it is up here because we have a bureaucracy and government and all that stuff but they moved down down there and they just said it's just so totally different so I really appreciate your coming on the show and talking to us about the entire state and if listeners sner want to get in touch with you to get more information please let them know right now your email address and how they can contact attack you and that way we can close up the show with giving him your expertise in an email address. Thanks Andre for joining. No my pleasure. My pleasure yes They can reach me directly At Andrei that's A.. R. E. DOT NEIGHBORS IN ABC. Or just like Jim nabors at visit. NC DOT COM They can reach me directly. You can also go and check out more information formation at retire in C dot Com as well was houses off certify communities on that site as well but that's probably the easiest and best way to To get in touch with me because I have on the road quite a bit but We would love to have anyone come down and And take a visit visit you idiot areas of the state. Always say once you get here. It's kind of hard to leave. Well that sounds great. Well I'll tell you I'm going to have to organize a trip tripped just for housing and then a second trip just for the barbecue because that's going to take quite a bit of time to taste test everything and figure it all out so that thou that'd be a whole nother trip for me. Thanks so much I will be there Andrei on and I do so. Appreciate your coming on the show talking about the entire state of North Carolina because I think it makes a difference when people are looking at one particular city they don't think about what's going on in the rest of the state so so it's good to have a good overview and I do appreciate your taking the time to join me today..
"north carolina" Discussed on Opening Arguments
"Do you ever think will be named in a class action lawsuit of howler monkeys McKie's for how much we compare them to horrible like bad for howler monkeys like are we nation per se of howler monkeys and then to tell us about this one weird constitution that you're yeah. We have definitely defamed howler monkey Anki so I I I should. I should consider that that admission is a bad document Brian Delete. That file will be bad for our defense so you you you may you may recall that that when I was going through the gerrymandering decision I I pointed out that the numbers that the North Carolina Supreme Court had used to describe having a veto proof majority we were at sixty percent rather than two thirds or three quarters and that's true. It's not the weirdest prevision vision so okay so North Carolina says my just totally misinformed or isn't that how the United States Senate work. Don't you need sixty for no you need sixty photos later in the sense Yeah Yeah Yup Yup. I am just just mixing it up my fault that's okay so so this article article twenty two of the North Carolina Constitution and it says that if the if the state legislature passed a bill they sent to the governor's office if governor proves moves than the governor signs it the bill becomes law if not the governor shall return it with objections together with a veto message stating the reasons and for such objections to the House in which it shall have originated and like the US House of Representatives State State budget's originate in the State House in in North Carolina so goes back to the house which shall enter the objections and veto message on it's Journal and proceed to reconsider it and then here's the crucial provisions if after such reconsideration three-fifths of the members of that house else present and voting Shell agree to pass the bill it shall be sent to the other house where if approved by three fifths fs of the members of that House present in voting it shall become a law notwithstanding the objections of the governor so you see the keywords are are present and voting unlike the US House of Representatives where a no a No vote not present essentially counts as a no vote here to override the veto. You just need three-fifths of those present so technically you can override ada veto with thirty one percent of the legislature. That's like when you mess up some coating like you're trying to program something like Oh yeah that makes sense and then you come back later like I've made it such that if one person is there they know that can't write this we start to have a quorum and form has to be fifty percent plus one but yeah if you get fifty percent plus one and then three fifths of that which is exactly what what the Republicans did and as far as I can tell again have someone on and ask them they depict the Democrats into not showing up to go to a nine eleven memorial on September eleventh right being held at the governor's mansion again you know democratic photo op and then they said Oh yeah we totally pinky swear. We're not going to call an emergency session of the State House of Representatives while you're gone are they gone okay and then they called an emergency session and voted fifty five to nine to pass the budget which was an official session and met the three fifths requirement so it has now passed the North Carolina House of Representatives. It goes to the North Carolina Senate now. The North Carolina Senate is a is not a veto proof majority there is one Democrat that hangs in the balance and so don't go to any memorials so so remember this rally because we've we've talked about The for example the on the Cavanaugh vote and I forget which democratic member of the Senate agreed sluggish the deal because somebody needs to go visit their dying because we are young yeah right and so you know when when they talk about civility and norms remember this okay because because that's correct it is now the case in North Carolina that you you you can't miss votes right. If if that one Democrat isn't there there at on the day in which they call the vote they can probably get you know to two to three fifths with just the Republicans right so you have have to you have to pick a day in which one or two Democrats are out and your entire Republican contingents is in and that assumes by the way that there isn't you know a Joe Mansion in the North Carolina State Senate I don't know the answer to that but you know they may be able to pick off a state senator anyway I would hope that the shocking underhandedness dirty trickery might mean that the Democrats that's are able to pick off Republican members of the Senate and and and protect themselves but but again we're gonNA find out those answers hopefully next week but but yes this is the rare case in which the hyperbolic headlines that you've read are one hundred percent correct what do to this one weird provision in the North Carolina Constitution where you only three-fifths of those present plus depravity and just disgusting behavior by Republicans also this one weird trick plus just awful people willing to exploit a nine eleven memorial to get their Yup agenda through wow never forget wow all right well. Thanks that breakdown I yeah that is so headlines were accurate and that one which is important to note because not always true but in this case they were true okay. Are we ready. Are you ready to talk brexit swine. He got his feet and robbing people's time sees with the same policies privatize the assassin. Do the pants off. Let's Talk Brexit Yeah. I feel like this is a little weird. I feel like Boris. Johnson is running into the brick wall that everybody runs into over there when they try to do something that is impossible which is make everybody happy in on the brexit question. this this I would what what what angle did you wanNA cover on this because I don't really think that we've have we covered brexit before. Is this the first time we've done it in any depth at the angle I wanted to discuss is as this show is being released September seventeenth Tuesday September seventeenth the UK Supreme Supreme Court is considering the justiciability of a particular question involving proroguing the British dish parliament. I learned what all this stuff is and so I can't wait to share it with everyone and I can't wait for the billion Andrew was wrong well. I'm pro rogue in general but how does as just as D. and D. Class. Maybe can I sure alcocer this on the air. you know twenty percent of our audience will find it hilarious eighty percent you can skip ahead sixty seconds as a result of the puzzle and thunderstorm drive there is a ah game AH DND game that that is being met for one of the one of the patriotic downdraft I'm not I'm not in it to play because my schedule wouldn't permit and I just WanNa point out that in that. Da Game Noah is playing he gnome illusionist solution. I I just find that so funny southern anyway that's my dnd here today. Yeah enjoyed that it was worth okay back to back to our show so here's what's going on to the best of my abilities to understand Brexit as we all know is racist racist and terrible and stupid in addition. Have you seen the the John Oliver on Boris Johnson. I I know you're there yeah yeah me too I and on pretty good authority that has at least someone on his writing staff listens to this show they did a fantastic job and and so that that last week tonight painted Boris Johnson is essentially a craftier donald trump right it was it was pretty I opening so the deadline for the British leave from the European European Union is October thirty first and the the real issue right now is my understanding is that it everyone agrees that outside of cranks even among the conservatives even among Pro Brexit brexit folks who were still pro brexit despite the fact that there doesn't seem to be good reason to to still be pro brexit that there must be some kind of transition period period and part of those reasons that that I can find our number one that that laws that currently exist that that prescribe IBE regulate with respect to goods that are in the European Union have to be re codified to apply only within the United Kingdom right otherwise there will be tremendous uncertainty and number two existing contracts same right so in other words and and I and I know that there's more and I and I started to read that but it is kind of taken as read that allowing in October thirty first to to to to come and go and just pulling the UK out of the European Union would be a disaster and no one wants that and so what has taken down the last two British prime ministers is the failure of of the coalition government led by the Conservatives to come up with an appropriate transition plan to implement brexit it did take out or was I thought the first one was brexit itself took yeah yeah yeah yeah okay but as we're as we're getting down to the wire it's sort of like the the footloose tractor chicken sequence rights. It's a very very slow game of chicken and someone one will blink because the the alternative is a disaster and so well and it's such a contradiction you know the the the problem. Is You know yes. The people did end up. Voting for Brexit is margin but there was no detail. I think it's interesting to consider sort of mathematically. It's almost the brexit or no brexit question was kind of unfair. It should have been brexit with a deal or brexit with this deal or Brexit exit with that deal or whatever versus staying in and and because those were all blended into something called Brexit it passed and yet there that didn't really nobody knew what that meant. You know nobody knew what those terms would be and what I think is interesting about the situation. It's and it's annoying. Winging its add is that someone like Boris Johnson and and who knows how many others there could be. I think any smart person I would think any informed born person would realize that what people want to have happen. What Br Exeter's want have happened? Just can't have like is a contradiction. You can't have everything you want here. There's just no way that the EU who is going to agree to it there's no there's nothing in it for them to like give the UK a great deal on their brexit because all that would do is incentivize other countries to leave and get a good deal and it doesn't make any sense but Boris Johnson's been able to bluster his way and just kind of bluff his way into saying. Oh no I I could do it. This is great. I can definitely really do that and then enough people believe him and now he's in power and then he's GonNa run into the same problems that everybody's running into and it's a horrible mess. Yeah that's exactly right and so- Boris Johnson came up with this plan from the idea was if I can take parliament off the table right if if I can make them not be able to meet not be able to propose solutions not be able to evaluate my plan.
"north carolina" Discussed on Opening Arguments
"Get get or risk zero and you know and I think that's a good outcome but you know I'm a I'm a lawyer. You're you're you're political view. May May vary sorry yeah I mean. It seems to me that it's it's not nothing. It seems like it's definitely way way more harsh than perhaps are are cynical expectations could have been going into this so that's good Yup Yup all right well Is that our update. Are we ready to move on yes. We are it down down down down right well. Let's talk about this weird thing that happened so Andrew what is going on here because it sounds like the after correct me if I'm wrong. It sounds like a bunch of America loving freedom loving Republicans skin's like tricked Democrats into going to a nine eleven memorial or something like and then they voted while they were gone is that that's that's the kind of the representing I've seen is that some crazy liberal propaganda or what really happened in this situation yeah. This is the kind of thing that when I first saw the headlines I thought Oh great the whole world has gone occupied Democrats I'm I'm going to have to get out and creek this but no essentially that's true and I'm going to break down how it happened how we agreed just this is. I'm actually really going to have on I hope next week a member of the North Carolina state legislature a Democrat to tell us about what her experience and talk about Gerrymandering and talk about what you know what the Clown Horn is going on in North Carolina but until then let me break it down as as best as I can so North Carolina in twenty sixteen a not a not a great year for Democrats but North Carolina we elected Roy Cooper Democrat as governor and at the time a opening arguments was in its first two dozen episodes and be we we were rather distracted with you know Joel Stein recounts and what's GonNa Happen with trump and this and that we we missed this this story in The lame duck session in December of Twenty Sixteen. I like to think we wouldn't miss it today but we missed it. Then and what happened was the massively gerrymandered republican state legislature in two thousand sixteen the same when we talked about last week right that the State State Supreme Court has struck down the redistricting twice they called an emergency session they did so under grossly sleep pre textual circumstances and they passed a raft of bills rather like the ones that we talked about in Wisconsin Yeah Right Yeah uh-huh they were designed to strip power away from the incoming Cooper Administration so the Cooper administration has basically been then a holding action against the republican state legislature and I I wanNA sidebar in that a little bit again. You know we'll we'll ask our guest next week so Democrats have been fighting as and as we point out we're going to replicate these fights in Wisconsin in Florida in you know in in the states in which the Republicans have tried to maintain power our in places where they've lost elections in some to some extent they've been successful right so for example one of the bills that passed in that session put changed changed the board of elections which is a state executive agency and transferred jurisdiction under the State House of Representatives representatives right so taking it away from the Democrats and to the Republicans and that was ruled unconstitutional the gerrymandering was ruled unconstitutional and as we pointed out despite the fact that the state is grotesquely gerrymandered into favorable district's for Republicans the Democrats Kratz statewide were able to deprive the Republicans of their veto proof majority in the in both houses so even though massive uphill battle Democrats were able to win that up uphill battle so so as a result we now have a total deadlock in North Carolina right. You have a howler monkey state eight legislature that can't pass its own laws because they no longer have a veto proof majority and part of the sidebar that I want to say is you know when we talk about fighting holding actions when we talk about like what can you run on running on. Hey those guys tried to steal elections and do bad stuff and were stopping them. seems to have worked for Democrats in North Carolina Right it it there there are very few accomplishments that the Cooper Administration can point to because of the gridlock but the democratic share uh of the the state statewide of running for the state legislature. went up in two thousand eighteen so you know that seems to be some empirical evidence that in an area that certainly has a lot of conservative folks that is a slightly Republican but not nearly as Republican as gerrymandering makes it seem state that you know just running on those guys are awful and we're trying to stop them. Help us continue to do that. is has salience with with voter so I'm encouraged by that so this is about the budget the Howler Monkey Congress passed a budget's terrible budget and governor Cooper vetoed North Carolina Severi fairy weird constitution. Let's pause and find lying down weird..
"north carolina" Discussed on CNN's The Daily DC
"Hey everyone I'm David Chalian the CNN political director and this is the daily DC. Thanks so much for listening today on the podcast North Carolina's Redo due election. You all may remember that in the aftermath of the two thousand eighteen midterms as the Democrats were counting up their forty seats that they took from Republicans in order to win the majority and delivered the speakership to Nancy Pelosi there was this one race in North Carolina's Ninth Congressional district that the Board of elections down there would refuse to certify because of voter fraud there was ballot harvesting going on it was since exposed exposed as to what was happening there in North Carolina with early absentee ballots and the board of Elections was able Oh to institute a Redo election and that is what is taking place today in the Ninth Congressional District There's also an election in the third congressional district North Carolina though that's that's not garnering many headlines because that's very safe. Republican territory and not really contested that special election due to the vague due to a vacancy this North Carolina Redo election damn McCreevy the Democrat. He is a moderate Democrat put his military service front and center in his biography and running this race put healthcare front and Center and here he is in a district that Donald Trump won by twelve points in two thousand sixteen. This is sort of the model of how Democrats put together the big victory that they had in two thousand eighteen. This kind of place go to a trump district tricked. Put forward a moderate. Maybe they have military credentials to put forward run on healthcare don't get consumed by the trump noise and chaos and bank on some trump backlash among suburbanites and independence and see if you could get over the top now mccreadie in that twenty eighteen election that was fraudulent came up just short against the Republican well here. It is a new Republican candidate. Dan Bishop he became famous in North Carolina political circles for being the author of the so-called Bathroom Bill in North Carolina dealing with Trans transgender bathrooms so you've bishop versus McCreevy now. Why do we care about this one congressional race on Tuesday in September of an off year. Here's why we care first of all you may have noticed the president the United States and the Vice President United States travel down to North Carolina yesterday both of them their in state to try and get the base as motivated as possible people to turn out and vote today. That's how important Republicans see holding onto this Republican seat. That's how important is send the president and vice president in there that you don't do that. Willy Nilly that is that is a huge investment of resources time of their most precious asset the united the United States who has the unbelievable ability to connect with the base that they are looking to motivate to get out and vote so that's how that's how sort of all early in the trump team the RNC. The party is on this race on the democratic side of course in a heavily Republican district. You don't see a ton of democratic. Nick National Democratic surrogates going down there in North Carolina the lots of the presidential candidates of raise money your tweeted support for McCreevy the things that I think you can watch for tonight. I mean the there's only so much you can extrapolate right. If the Democrats somehow win this seat in district they have no business even competing in and that is going to send a chill down the spine of everyone at trump campaign headquarters that the beating the Republican Party took in two thousand eighteen in the midterms is is not over yet. That's not where they want to be as they're turning the corner into the president's reelection year would they are hoping for is sort of a signal that that drubbing from Democrats has is over that that was a twenty eighteen isolated phenomenon and that things things are returning to normal and that Republicans fear not can win. Republican districts even with a extraordinarily well financed Democrat with a good resume that may fit the district even in those circumstances they can still win their turf margins will matter here right. I mean like I said Donald Trump wanted by twelve points if the Republican seeks this out by a point or two. I don't think you're going to have a ton of comfort in trump campaign headquarters though there will be a sigh of relief of victory is a victory three and they'll be happy to hold the seat remember. They lose this seat. The Republicans their battle back to the majority becomes you know one-seat further away that they're going to have to battle back in two thousand twenty s as president trump put his rally last night he sees this is the first test and the first step on the way to firing. Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the house awesome told the troops of the faithful down there in North Carolina polls closed at seven thirty pm eastern as they come in there four counties across this distric work so Mecklenburg County is sort of the McCreevy Base County. He wanted by ten points last year. This is Charlotte the surrounding area and Cumberland counties the other county though much more competitive where mccreadie edged out Harrison twenty eighteen union and blading counties and blading county. Johnny is where most of the ballot fraud took place. We will look to see if there's any stink of that scandal on the Republican Dan Bishop that's running even though he he wasn't involved in that and what's in any way whatsoever not the Harris campaign and their handling of it is there any sort of stink of that hangs on him just by being the Republican Publican nominee but look for bishop to run up the score big time in Union blading counties and we'll see if McCreevy is over performing his own twenty eighteen take of the vote or he's underperforming that I think that's a key thing to watch as as the returns are are coming in you'll have an early early signal perhaps as to whether or not this this will be competitive all the pre-election polling indicates. It's a margin of error race but again. These is a district Democrats. Kratz shouldn't even have on their wishlist it is only because of Donald Trump's handling of himself in the office and the pushing away of independent voters of suburbanites that makes this even an opportunity with the right kind of Democrat mccreadie to make a competitive and that is the other big lesson. Listen here watch the suburbs watch that that it is going to be fascinating to see if if Donald Trump is bringing any of that back into his fold you hear me saying this podcast all the time. I am constantly looking for where Donald Trump is trying to broaden his current current reach and it is very difficult to find that electorally politically day to day in the trump administration. It is such a committed strategy to she relying on just driving. Republican turnout embrace areas so high that would ever erosion exists in the suburbs or in the democratic areas as of any given district or state that the overwhelming Republican turnout will bring Donald Trump to the promised land that is what we're sort of looking for tonight and end this will be a test case about whether or not politically in terms of the political environment you know is this district in North Carolina still in the mood of a trump backlash or are they turning the corner and reverting to form a is I think the big question tonight and no doubt both sides will be in spin mode as soon as the results are known you can watch the results come in on CNN dot com tune into into CNN television. We'll have live analysis throughout the night and we will see what lessons are learned when you join us here tomorrow. That does it for this edition of the daily. DC thank you all so much for listening hope. You'll tune in again right here tomorrow. 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"north carolina" Discussed on Opening Arguments
"You're going to have to write it in an attentive way because the court above you might come come to a different conclusion so <hes> so this would be a good a good case to go straight up to the state supreme and <hes> and we'll see if it happens <hes> i want to also tell you we've talked about the jurisprudence. I want to tell you the practical consequences as well. This is a state trial court decision and the judge in this case denied a stay of the mandate pending appeal so immediately <hes> the mandate has issued issued to go out and for the legislature to redraw these maps as an as a consequence of that the court again noting the bad faith by the republicans <hes>. I've never seen this before they they're. They're like well half stellar. Whatever he's dead. So how do we do. We go to even do this whole fowler n._f._l. On the court notes that they quote retain jurisdiction ariss diction to move the march third twenty twenty primary date in the event that <hes> the the legislature is unable able to comply with the requirements of the court to redraw the district in a non <hes> politically gerrymandered way <hes> that's you you know we talk about sternly worded letters when the court says i find i'm gonna move your election. That's that's more sternly worded needed than <hes> than you usually get so so no injunction <hes> on appeal the the republicans. The state legislature are they're. They're going to ask for a stay on appeal <hes> but because they don't have one they're going to have to meet the same requirements as you know was getting any kind of injunctive relief right <hes> which involve showing a substantial likelihood of success on the merits there is no way. I don't see how you can get you. You can demonstrate a substantial likelihood of success on the merits of something that everybody agrees is an unresolved question right i. I don't know how how you write that brief. That doesn't lead to you know the the respondent's writing a brief that says look we all know this question is unsettled. If if it's unsettled by definition you can't prove that you were substantially likely to prevail before the state supreme court and so i i don't think they're going to get an injunction shen and <hes> and and i think the north carolina state legislative maps are going to be redrawn and they're going to be redrawn in a way a <hes> that that opens it up in a way that will expand fairness expand access for democrats make the state more representative of the population population which is fifty one forty nine fifty to forty eight <hes> republican right. It is not a bright red state. This is not idaho. I'm using idaho intentionally there. <hes> <hes> it is <hes> it's a it's a it's an evenly split or just about evenly split state <hes> and yet <hes> and it is one one of a dozen in which <hes> the <hes> despite the the makeup of the population gerrymandering has led to <hes> an institutional advantage for republicans so look great opinion good result and i think this could be the blueprint as as the as the judge notes the other states have a provision in their state bills of rights <hes> that that track the <hes> the free elections clause in north carolina so <hes> <hes> i expect that citizens for responsibility and ethics in washington right i expect a common cause <hes> that that groups oops that oppose mandate <hes> the the groups that oppose gerrymandering will <hes> will bring similar lawsuits in similar states and you know we may see the activism kind of shift down to the state level so good news okay but we that kind of goes against our fight fire with fire theory so it's like i'm and what is happening in a slightly republican controlled state but for any <hes> democrat controlled states. Let's just gerrymander. Look we still should right like at the you know..
"north carolina" Discussed on Opening Arguments
"<hes> is because it violates the rights of freedom of speech and assembly that are contained in the freedom most speech clause article one section fourteen of the north carolina constitution <hes> this is i think this is the weakest argument <hes> this argument was advanced advanced gerrymandering cases as well <hes> the the north carolina clause is different than the first amendment it says freedom of speech and of the press are the are are two of the great bulwarks of liberty and therefore shall never be restrained <hes> so it's not quite the same language as as the first amendment <hes> and and <hes> and the freedom of assembly clause says the people have a right to assemble together to consult for their common good to instruct their representatives and to apply to the general assembly for redress of if grievances <hes> that becomes a slightly better argument because of the phrase to instruct their representatives <hes> and so again you know if you are looking at these provisions in the bill of rights and saying if they mean anything right the right to instruct your representatives well oh okay i can see how gerrymandering gerrymandering <hes> interferes with your right to assemble to then instructor representatives it. It's actually the other way around. It is your representatives designing xining a district <hes> so that they can stay in power so <hes> so this is an interesting and and kind of more sporadic the the the free speech argument is you know voting is a form of expression and <hes> i'm less sanguine about that as an argument <hes> i don't think voting is a form of expression but nevertheless this this opinion then <hes> gives multiple justifications for striking down the legislative districts and again remember. This is a state trial court judge so this is going to go up to the intermediate appellate courts i if my supposition on this is <hes> we we have talked about bypass or shiro before <hes> that is the either the the u._s. or state supreme court going down then getting a decision without going through the intermediate appellate process. That's a very very rare thing along. It's becoming more used at at the supreme court level which we've talked about <hes> as as this active supreme court is trying to evade negative decisions in more liberal jurisdictions <hes> but at the state level. It's a pretty rare thing to do. I it would not surprise so. I can't predict i can't say i think it's more likely than not that this case will get <hes> bypassed. All the way up to the north carolina state supreme court <hes> but this is as good a case as any. I need to think that that might happen <hes> in terms of prediction so i would not be surprised to see this decision instantly <hes> taken up by by the new york state supreme court to way because i you know i mean think about it. If you're on the the intermediate appellate court right you know this question and has not been squarely addressed by the the state supreme court and so whatever decision you right..
"north carolina" Discussed on Opening Arguments
"This is the north carolina court sang in in addition to violating article one section ten the free elections provision it also violates the north carolina equal protection clause right so again in its constitution north carolina has a provision requiring equal protection under the laws that tracks the language of the fourteenth amendment and so this argument is a little different right and this is again you will recognize this as being similar to the argument that the kansas the supreme court used which is yeah our state equal protection clause uses the same words as the federal equal protection clause clause so we can look to supreme court interpretations as <hes> as guidance <hes> but we don't have to follow the supreme court. We're not bound and by what the u._s. Supreme court says the fourteenth amendment means were free to say that it means something different in the state of north carolina and that is in fact with this court says here says north carolina's equal protection clause provides greater protection for voting rights than federal federal equal protection provisions north carolina courts can end do interpret even identical terms in the states constitution more broadly than their federal federal counterparts <hes> and so here right this argument. I think is <hes> akin to the made the analogy right right. It's a kind of a kansas abortion decision. <hes> it in in some ways. It's a stronger argument because there are more case salutations that <hes> that demonstrate overtime how north carolina has not the the the latin phrases read in pari materia and and it means to read a provision the same as <hes> as as another provision right so for a very very long time <hes> and and still kind of the majority rule most courts when you have an identical statute or constitutional provisions in the state eight that replicates a federal law or federal constitutional provision they will say yeah we read those too in part materia whatever the federal whatever over the supreme court says <hes> equal protection under the law means we think it means that way in north carolina as well but there are a lot of exceptions and the the notion in that state is not bound to that is pretty well established. The only downside is you you you do have to kind of <hes> you so you have to differentiate <hes> and and distinguish the operative supreme court decisions. That's not hard here because the root show decision. Addition is so terrible <hes> it. I mean we you know we went through. It and it's not just terrible in terms of its result right. It's terrible in terms terms of its internal logic right the most obvious being that at the root show decision ruled that partisan gerrymandering claims are not just icial their political and the opinion says well. You know you've got a problem with your politics. Then you know go take it up through the political process how ever right out yeah i and that is it is so transparently moccoli laughably ridiculous <hes> that that i think we're going to see state supreme courts <hes> distinguish that and say we you know while while we are of course bound to follow route to the extent that it applies <hes> you know to any <hes> you know to any decision within within the state we.
"north carolina" Discussed on Opening Arguments
"The free elections provision it looks like is it is somewhat clear from from the history of north carolina jurisprudence <hes> that <hes> <hes> that that an individual can locate some right some affirmative right to have their vote count in this section ten that says election action shall be free. We're concept yeah so but federally we have no guarantee there but we are not absolutely and and i wanna point we now i mean let me i was explaining how this court is interpreting state constitutional law they they do admit right. This is directly from the opinion. The broad language of the free elections clause has not heretofore been extensively interpreted by pellet courts so in other words right right. This is somewhat new ground that this decision is is breaking <hes> and for that reason bright could get overturned at the appellate level <hes> they're they are conceding on this first point the free elections clause point that there's not a lot of law on it <hes> but but i will but i will tell you this the the underlying argument on this on the free elections clause is a pretty good argument right the idea idea is well that klaus has to mean something right and and so if it means anything right <hes> it means means that extreme partisan gerrymandering ken quoting from the decision redistricting plans that entrenched politicians in power that evidence a a fundamental distrust of voters by serving the self interest of political parties over the public good and that dilute and devalue votes of some citizens compared to others. There's is contrary to the fundamental right of north carolina citizens to have elections conducted freely and honestly to ascertain fairly and truthfully the will of the people. That's not a bad argument <hes> so well put too yeah so that's point one point. One is this violates violates a specific provisions that is in the north carolina constitution <hes> and it's in other state constitutions <hes> but not the federal before we get to point to why why don't we take a quick break and then we will find out what point to this cliffhanger opening arguments is brought to you by joi bird summer is the time under relax and enjoy the best in life and you can do it right from your own home whether you're throwing a backyard barbecue and ice cream.
"north carolina" Discussed on Opening Arguments
"How can the north carolina court conclude that this is impermissible gerrymandering. The answer is the same way that the kansas state supreme court could find broader protections for the right to abortion under the kansas. It's a state constitution then in the u._s. Constitution so page two hundred two is where the legal analysis here begins. It starts off again. I'm gonna hit the high points <hes> it. It starts off by by noting that standing under north carolina law is is more broad than under federal law and then there's a lengthy discussion of rubio this <hes> begins begins a page to ninety eight paragraph nineteen and it says <hes> basically it says rubio's a terrible decision it says <hes> the supreme court noted all of these problems with blatant examples of partisanship driving districting decisions and that the congressional maps in that case were quote highly partisan by any measure and of quote and then kind of dryly it says nonetheless supreme court concluded in the majority opinion that partisan partisan gerrymandering claims and this is quoting from present political questions beyond the reach of the federal courts and then the attala cise federal and it gets that little citation that says has emphasis added and their arguments well. That's great and all <hes> you're not in federal court. You're in state court and we are free to note note that the north carolina state constitution offers more protections and is more expensive than the federal constitution so they located hated. Those protections in in three major areas andy a each of these. I think are really really interesting right so first north carolina china their their declaration of rights article one section ten of their state constitution has a free elections clause it says quote all elections shins shall be free and and the trial court here says the free elections clauses one of those clauses that makes the north carolina constitution more detailed and more specific specific than the federal constitution in the protection of the rights of its citizens <hes> the u._s. Constitution doesn't have a free elections clause although several other state constitutions russians do what does what does that mean exactly free. <hes> does that entail. That's the whole law. That's the whole wording is just the election is is free so yeah. Here's here's here's the way to think about this. The north carolina state constitution has a preamble right preamble but we the people of the state of north carolina <hes> for the preservation of the american union and the existence of our civil political and religious liberties you know there's a reference of being grateful to almighty god god whatever do for the more certain security thereof and for the government of the state or dane and establish this constitution and then article one is the declaration of rights so it's the north carolina equivalent of the federal bill of rights and like the federal bill of rights these are positions of principle right they they're short statements that say we ought to be self evident that all persons are created equal right all political powers vested in and derived from the people and all government of originates from the people is founded upon their will only is instituted solely for the good of the whole that was section to for example <hes> and so section ten just says it's called free elections and it says all elections shall be free what it means by free then gets interpreted rated bhai state case law in in the same way that what the first amendment reads when it says the freedom of the press shall not be bridge right what what freedom of the press means is defined by supreme court case law well similarly broad principles <hes> get explicatives it over time <hes> in state supreme court jurisprudence and the free elections provision it looks like is it is somewhat clear from from the history of north carolina jurisprudence <hes> that <hes> <hes> that that an individual can locate some right some affirmative right.
"north carolina" Discussed on Opening Arguments
"With the help of thomas. Oh feller who do you think the republican senate in north carolina hired in august of two thousand seventeen to draw new maps to comply with the feller thomas sankara that clear is dead. No no <hes> fortunately he's dead now but <hes> but he was alive then <hes> this paragraph eighteen of of the opinion <hes> inexplainable unexplained rejoice of dr ho feller to draw the 2017 plans representative lewis a republican in the state house in north carolina state of the doctor. Feller quote was very fluent in being able to help legislators translate their desires into the district lines using the program that he's developed which was called map to tude food so <hes> so yeah so they <hes> they hired the guy who wrote the who who drew the horribly racist gerrymandered districts and said look can can you help bus do this so that it's and for racist yeah <hes> but we'll totally benefit. Republicans hope fowler met with republicans in private. They refused to allow him to be called to testify before the state house and the key finding is that ho- feller had been drawing republican district like this guy is like a you know is like the the guy who preps for the fantasy football league starting in april right. You know who watches the n._f._l. Draft when this guy had been drawing majority republican district mannar district four the supreme prem- court issued its ruling right and the republican party in north carolina lied about right because as you as you might imagine doing italian in restaurant and he's like you can ask them. Kranjec doodle some <hes> some gerrymander districts on this to paper table yup yup. That's what this guy did and so so he had already <hes> was figuring out. Hey how can we expand on <hes> you know act lays right <hes> still still gerrymander but pass muster with this <hes> you know obviously <hes> right wing supreme court and in open court <hes> the republican party in north carolina said oh no he absolutely we had him draw brand new district and <hes> and yes we we did it to benefit republicans but absolutely not you know to <hes> to to penalize us that it was not racial. It's just totally totally for republicans right and i'm gonna address that in a minute but but i wanna point out this is this is pretty rare and i don't know that anyone else's talked about it because it's buried on page aged two hundred ninety of of opinion paragraph seven hundred and four it says this court is troubled by representations made by legislative defendants that means the republicans skins or attorneys working on their behalf in briefs and arguments to covington court that was the district court that that found racial gerrymandering and to general assembly colleagues committee meetings that affirmatively stated that no draft maps had been prepared even as late as august fourth two thousand seventeen and then there's stone tawny of citations. They did it over and over again. They said nope no maps. No maps no maps not true and then the court says for the purposes of determining liability for the claims asserted in this litigation the court finds it unnecessary to delve further into these concerns other than to note that this court as previously stated is persuaded traded and specifically finds that dr ho fellers intent and actions as evidence to his map-drawing process from at least early june of two thousand seventeen are attributable in mm full to the legislative defendants that's again judges tend not to speak this way and they tend not to call out individuals and their lawyers i four lying to them in opinions and <hes> and you can see this this court saying look you. You guys lied to us. Oh you you had a secret plan and you stated under oath in open court. No we don't and that's troubling to say the least so as you pointed out that the reason for this lie is because the north carolina republican strategy was to say was to follow what ultimately happened. I mean they were sort of predicting that. The supreme court would do what it did in rubio which the handwriting in writing was on the wall as soon as as brad kavanagh replaced anthony kennedy to say yup political gerrymandering is just fine and and so that's what they did they <hes> the evidence is is virtually undisputed <hes> they drew the maps for partisan gain so now if that's the fact acts if those are the facts..