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NC Residents mailed incorrect voter registration information

| September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Amanda Albright, News and Observer, September 25, 2014. Hundreds of North Carolinians – and one cat – have received incorrect voter registration information, according to the N.C. State Board of Elections. The information – an “official application form” – was sent by Americans for Prosperity, a national conservative group with a state chapter based […]

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NC Voters grew by more than 30 percent in the last decade

| September 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Laura Leslie, WRAL, September 23, 2014. More than 6.5 million people are registered to vote North Carolina, up about 30 percent from 10 years ago, state officials said Tuesday. North Carolina’s population increased by 15 percent from 2004 to 2013, according to state estimates. “Registration is a vital first step towards broader participation in […]

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Politial ad backers remain behind the curtain

| September 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Mark Binker, WRAL, September 18, 2014. Judy Wilburn isn’t running for office, but she’s been making regular television appearances many viewers would say are aimed at swaying their vote in the U.S. Senate race. The veteran teacher appears in a spot by Carolina Rising praising the work of Gov. Pat McCrory and House Speaker […]

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Elon poll shows Hagan with lead

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Elon University, September 15, 2014. Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan has opened a four-point lead over her challenger in the November elections, according to the latest Elon University Poll. Hagan leads Thom Tillis, the Republican speaker of North Carolina’s House of Representatives, by a 45-41 margin among likely voters. Nine percent of likely voters […]

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Hagan widening lead, poll says

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Mark Binker, WRAL, September 15, 2014. Raleigh polling firm American Insights is rolling out a new poll Monday that shows Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan has a 9 percentage point lead among likely voters over Republican challenger Thom Tillis. This poll is the latest in a string showing Hagan gaining ground in the campaign. Of likely voters surveyed, […]

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454 voters had ballots rejected in May primary, advocacy group says

| September 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Patrick Gannon, The Insider, published in Under the Dome, September 10, 2014. Voter advocates and watchdog groups on Wednesday urged voters to prepare for the Nov. 4 elections by ensuring they’re registered at their current addresses before the Oct. 10 deadline, among other precautions aimed at ensuring their votes count. Bob Hall, executive director […]

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Federal appeals court to weigh voter laws before election

| September 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Anne Blythe, News and Observer, September 9, 2014. The NAACP and others challenging the sweeping changes to North Carolina election laws in 2013 will have an opportunity to make arguments to a federal appeals court that the November elections should be held under old laws. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals set Sept. […]

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Hagan won’t take part in October 21 debate

| September 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

by David Perlmutt, Charlotte Observer, September 9, 2014. A debate on U.S. Senate debates surfaced Tuesday after Democratic incumbent Sen. Kay Hagan said she wouldn’t participate in an Oct. 21 candidate forum hosted by three of the state’s largest news organizations, including the Observer. Debate sponsors in addition to the Observer are Time Warner Cable […]

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Hagan, Tillis hurl accusations in first debate

| September 4, 2014 | 2 Comments

by Associated Press, published in Winston-Salem Journal, August 4, 2014. Sen. Kay Hagan accused Republican challenger Thom Tillis of shortchanging education as a leader of the N.C. General Assembly on Wednesday night, and he cast her as a rubberstamp for President Barack Obama in the first debate of a close and costly race with national […]

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Debate could shape Tillis-Hagan Senate race

| September 2, 2014 | 1 Comment

by Jim Morrill, News and Observer, September 2, 2014. They’re like two prize fighters, bruised and battered by months of pounding but still standing. Now Democrat Kay Hagan and Republican Thom Tillis head into the ring at 7 p.m. Wednesday for their first debate (UNC TV), a head-to-head matchup that could shape the final nine […]

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