Around the South for Dec. 15: NC, VA & FL


North Carolina: McCrory in Trump Administration? Outgoing Gov. Pat McCrory (R) is “definitely” going to get a position in The Donald’s administration, a Trump insider told the Charlotte Observer this week. McCrory visited Trump Tower last week, after he’d met with the president-elect at his thank-you rally in Fayetteville ……. Virginia: Federal panel okays photo ID law. A three-judge US Court of Appeals panel this week approved a new Virginia law that requires a photo-ID for voting. The court ruled that, unlike a similar law in North Carolina that has been held unconstitutional, Virginia’s law does not “impose an undue burden on minority voting” and was not designed to discriminate, reported the Washington Post ……. Florida: Sanders enters Democratic politics. In a move that could increase the influence of Vermont US Sen. Bernie Sanders (I), the liberal lawmaker endorsed the candidacy of former state senator Dwight Bullard for Democratic county committeeman from Miami-Dade. Sanders called Bullard “the Bernie delegate,” reported Sunshine State News …….