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Early voting continues ahead of 2010

| October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

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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State Attorney: NAACP may try to disrupt elections

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Barry Smith, Carolina Journal, October 23, 2014. As early voting opens for the 2014 general election, an attorney representing the state in the lawsuit fighting state election law reforms is seeking further information regarding statements made earlier this month by the Rev. William Barber at the state NAACP convention. The statements, according to a […]

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Tillis-Hagan showdown could be nation’s most expensive Senate race ever

| October 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Jim Morrill, News and Observer, October 18, 2014. From the Koch brothers and Art Pope to George Soros and Michael Bloomberg, wealthy donors are making North Carolina’s U.S. Senate race one of America’s first $100 million contests. Outside groups continue to flood the state with ads and accusations, forcing Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan […]

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Justices allow Texas use of new voter ID law

| October 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Sam Hananel, Associated Press, posted on, October 17, 2014 The Supreme Court said Saturday that Texas can use its controversial new voter identification law for the November election. A majority of the justices rejected an emergency request from the Justice Department and civil rights groups to prohibit the state from requiring voters to […]

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Candidates question impact of same-sex ruling

| October 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Craig Jarvis and Colin Campbell, News and Observer, October 11, 2014 Editor’s note: Story has been updated to clarify the candidates’ comments on the ruling. Read more here:   Appeals of several states’ bans on same-sex marriage that bounced around the federal judiciary last week culminated Friday with a judge legalizing same-sex unions […]

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Hagan, Tillis set their sights on reeling in female support

| October 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Renee Schoof, News and Observer, October 9, 2014. The political gender gap is alive and well this year in the North Carolina Senate race. Polls show that Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan has one of the biggest margins of support among women in any of the close contests that will determine which party controls […]

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