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USA Today/Suffolk poll: Hagan up by 2

| August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Real Clear Politics, August 20, 2014. North Carolina Senate – Tillis vs. Hagan Polling Data Poll Date Sample MoE Tillis (R) Hagan (D) Spread RCP Average 7/5 – 8/19 – – 44.6 43.6 Tillis +1.0 USA Today/Suffolk* 8/16 – 8/19 500 LV 4.4 43 45 Hagan +2 PPP (D) 8/14 – 8/17 865 LV 3.4 […]

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Hagan continues to lead close Senate race

| August 20, 2014 | 1 Comment

by Tom Jensen, Public Policy Polling, August 19, 2014. PPP’s newest North Carolina poll continues to find Kay Hagan in the lead, although the race has tightened slightly compared to a month ago. Hagan is at 42% to 38% for Thom Tillis with Libertarian Sean Haugh continuing to hold on to 8% of the vote. […]

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‘Irreparable harm’ in voting laws

| August 17, 2014 | 3 Comments

by Chanel Davis, Winston-Salem Chronicle, August 14, 2014. Local leaders are disappointed by last week’s decision to deny an injunction that would have halted controversial GOP-enacted voting measures before the November election, but they are vowing to use the setback as fuel in their fight to get more people registered and to the polls. “We […]

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We can simplify our elections

| August 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Tom Campbell, Executive Producer and Moderator, NC SPIN, August 14, 2014. The special election in November to fill a Court of Appeals judgeship illustrates how complicated, costly and difficult we’ve made elections and how we might simplify voting. The Court of Appeals election was triggered when former Chief Judge John Martin stepped down after […]

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Federal Judge rules NC election law changes can proceed

| August 9, 2014 | 1 Comment

by Michael Biesecker and Gary Robertson, Associated Press, published in News and Observer, August 8, 2014 North Carolina’s November election can be held under a new voting law approved by Republican lawmakers, a federal judge ruled Friday. The law is considered one of the toughest in the nation and the groups challenging it say it […]

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Lawyers spar over effects of NC’s elections overhaul

| July 8, 2014 | 1 Comment

by Anne Blythe, News and Observer, July 7, 2014. The legal fight over some of the more controversial provisions of North Carolina’s elections overhaul bill brought an array of arguments and a crowd of lawyers to a federal courtroom Monday. The U.S. Justice Department, the NAACP, the American Civil Liberties Union, the League of Women […]

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N.C. shines in national election spotlight

| June 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Mitch Kokai, Carolina Journal, June 27, 2014. Political pundits across the nation are watching closely this year as North Carolinians prepare to head to the polls to decide whether first-term Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan will keep her job. Republican N.C. House Speaker Thom Tillis is her chief opponent. Fred Barnes, Fox News contributor […]

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What to know before you vote

| May 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Craig Jarvis, News and Observer, May 4, 2014. The final tally is in: More people cast early ballots for Tuesday’s primary than they did in the last mid-term elections, in 2010. The count, released Sunday by the state Board of Elections, shows 279,103 early votes. Most of that – 258,780 – was one-stop voting. […]

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151,935 Early ballots cast

| May 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Susan Myrick, Civitas Review Online, May 2, 2014. In total, more than 180,000 voters voted early in 2010, using both the in-person, one-stop sites and mail-in absentee ballots. This year’s latest early voting turnout numbers from the State Board of Elections are at 151,935 ballots cast so far (as of close of business yesterday). […]

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Kay Hagan’s approval stalls, Tillis’ name recognition grows

| May 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Elon University Poll, May 1, 2014. A top Republican in North Carolina politics has bolstered his visibility leading up to a May 6 primary where the GOP will elect a candidate to challenge Democrat Kay Hagan for her U.S. Senate seat this fall. Of the Republican frontrunners in a primary election bid to unseat […]

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