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NC DMV also received subpoena for voting-related records

But apparently tried to keep it hush-hush:

In a further sign of the sprawling nature of the Justice Department’s effort to collect voting records in North Carolina, prosecutors demanded eight years of information from the state’s Division of Motor Vehicles, according to a copy of the subpoena obtained by The New York Times.

The subpoena to the state D.M.V., like those to the state and county elections boards, was issued on Aug. 31 and set a Sept. 25 deadline for the records. A department spokesperson, who previously denied that the agency had been subpoenaed, did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Friday.

Three things: 1) You're already neck-deep in controversy and bad press over the wait times for Real ID, 2) NC-based journalists are not likely to appreciate being scooped on this by the New York Times, and 3) Your continued refusal to acknowledge (publicly) your department has been subpoenaed makes you look foolish and timid as a new-born kitten, especially considering the Attorney General has officially challenged these subpoenas. Here's what the Feds want from the DMV:

What to expect on your March 15 Primary ballot

Everything but the Congressional races:

The legislature passed a companion bill — signed into law by Gov. Pat McCrory on Tuesday — that set June 7 as the new congressional primary date, with the candidate filing period March 16-25.

The March 15 primary election will otherwise go as planned, with races for president, governor, U.S. Senate, the legislature and county positions still in place. A $2 billion statewide bond referendum is also on the ballot. Your votes may be even more valuable to candidates because the updated election schedule law eliminated all primary runoffs in 2016.

As most of you are aware, there are now going to be two Primaries. But for Democrats anyway, the first (March) Primary is a "don't miss." There won't be a runoff, so whatever local or state nominations being contested by multiple Dem candidates will be decided on March 15, whether the winner hits 40% or not. For you Unaffiliated voters, this is two separate elections. If you choose to vote a Democratic ballot in March, you won't be locked in. You can choose Republican in June, if you so desire. However, the March ballot is not going to change to remove US House races, but fill 'em out anyway:

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