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Election pollsters explain why they were wrong on the Senate race

| November 9, 2014 | 3 Comments

by Colin Campbell and Amanda Albright, News and Observer, November 8, 2014. In the days ahead of Tuesday’s election, 10 different opinion polls from national and local firms sought to determine the favored candidate in North Carolina’s Senate race. Most determined that Sen. Kay Hagan was leading by between 1 and 4 percentage points – […]

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Tillis takes U.S. Senate

| November 5, 2014 | 2 Comments

by Mark Binker, WRAL, November 5, 2014. Republican state House Speaker Thom Tillis has ousted U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan, a first-term Democrat, according to incomplete and unofficial returns. Tillis’ margin of victory will be narrow, most likely less than 2 percentage points once all votes are counted, after a bitterly contested race that was the […]

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Nearly 1.1 million cast votes in early voting

| November 3, 2014 | 1 Comment

by Associated Press, published by ABC11.com, November 2, 2014. In-person early voting is over in North Carolina, and nearly 200,000 more ballots were cast compared to the last midterm election four years ago.State Board of Elections data show nearly 1.1 million votes were cast before early-voting centers closed Saturday. In 2010, slightly more than 900,000 […]

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Bonds on the ballot

| November 1, 2014 | 1 Comment

by Sarah Curry, The Locker Room, October 31, 2014. North Carolina hasn’t seen a state-wide bond referendum since the early 2000s, but that doesn’t mean the local governments haven’t had a bond on the ballot.  This year there are a number of bond items on the ballot including water systems, parks and recreation, schools, sidewalks, and […]

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Bill Clinton in supporting Kay Hagan: “It’s still the economy”

| November 1, 2014 | 1 Comment

by Colin Campbell and Joe Marusak, News and Observer, October 31, 2014. Former President Bill Clinton focused on economic issues at a rally for U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan at Broughton High School on Friday afternoon. Clinton’s visit brought some Democratic star power to the final days of the hotly contested U.S. Senate race, and the […]

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Early voting continues ahead of 2010

| October 31, 2014 | 1 Comment

by Michael Bitzer, Political Science Professor, Catawba College, October 30, 2014. NC’s In-Person Early Voting Continues to March Ahead of 2010’s Numbers North Carolina’s early voting continues its march ahead of where the state was four years in the last mid-term election; among all early voting methods (in-person and mail-in balloting), 731,251 ballots have been […]

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Democrats use ‘voter shaming’ to spur turnout

| October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Mark Binker, WRAL, October 28, 2014. The North Carolina Democratic Party appears to be using a “voter shaming” tactic to spur turnout in this year’s election. Voters in at least four counties – Wake, Durham, Orange and New Hanover – report receiving two different versions of letters from the party. One gives them a […]

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Senate ads invoke invoke Trayvon Martin, abortion, plantations

| October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Jim Morrill, News and Observer, October 28, 2014. While biting ads flood TV screens in North Carolina’s U.S. Senate race, a quieter but no less inflammatory campaign is targeting one segment of voters – African-Americans. Radio ads invoking the shooting death of Trayvon Martin and abortions by African-American women are playing on black-oriented stations […]

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Democrats up in early voting in NC

| October 28, 2014 | 1 Comment

by Lynn Bonner, News and Observer, October 27, 2014. arly voting started at a fast clip, with nearly 300,000 votes cast at one-stop sites in the first four days, according to the State Board of Elections. Turnout is being watched closely because the major parties and their allies are pouring money and effort into getting […]

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1,425 NC voters in question

| October 27, 2014 | 2 Comments

by Bertrand Gutierrez, Winston-Salem Journal, October 24, 2014. The State Board of Elections said Friday that 1,425 names on the voter rolls of North Carolina belong to people who likely do not meet one basic requirement to cast a ballot: U.S. citizenship. Statewide, 262 have voted in past elections, officials said. Also Friday, the SBOE […]

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