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Eric Garcia

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Eric Garcia is a freelance journalist (and former American Prospect Intern) living in Washington, D.C., whose work primarily focuses on the American South. His work has appeared in The New Republic, Salon and the Southern Political Report. Follow him at @EricMGarcia

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While these ballot measures—calling for an increase in the minimum wage and for the state to accept federal funding to expand its Medicaid program—are non-binding, organizers hope that the results will reveal a clear preference of the electorate for both. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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When North Carolina's Republican lawmakers repealed the Racial Justice Act, those on death row who were wrongfully convicted lost a crucial tool for getting a second chance. Read more

Law and Justice