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Barber says state ‘blinked’ on voter ID

| June 25, 2015 | 2 Comments

By John Hinton, Winston-Salem Journal, published in Greensboro News-Record, June 24, 2015. A noisy protest staged last week by the state NAACP at the N.C. Legislative Building in Raleigh forced legislators to pass the law that modifies the voter ID law, the Rev. William Barber, the president of the N.C. chapter of the NAACP, said […]

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Supreme Court tosses NC court decision on voting district maps

| April 21, 2015 | 1 Comment

by Anne Blythe, The Charlotte Observer, April 20, 2015. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday threw out a North Carolina Supreme Court ruling that had upheld the state’s Republican-drawn legislative and congressional districts. The nation’s highest court ordered the state’s highest court to reconsider whether legislators relied too heavily on race when drawing the 2011 maps, which […]

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More partisan elections being considered by House

| April 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

By Barry Smith, Carolina Journal, April 16, 2015. North Carolina voters soon could vote for governor and lieutenant governor as a team under a measure approved Tuesday by the House Elections Committee. House Bill 344, the proposed constitutional amendment would allow candidates to run separately for governor and lieutenant governor in party primaries. However, after party […]

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McCrory, Cooper building N.C., gov’s campaign still a year away

| April 13, 2015 | 1 Comment

by Associated Press, published in Winston-Salem Journal, April 12, 2015. North Carolina’s next governor’s race is starting to take shape 19 months before Election Day as fault lines between incumbent Republican Pat McCrory and Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper formed early in McCrory’s term widen. While neither politician has officially kicked off his gubernatorial campaigns, […]

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Bill to move presidential primary to March 8th

| April 2, 2015 | 1 Comment

by Barry Smith, Carolina Journal, April 2, 2015. orth Carolina’s presidential preference primary would be held March 8, 2016, under House Bill 457, filed by Rep. David Lewis, R-Harnett, in a move intended to prevent the state from losing delegates in the presidential nominating process. H.B. 457 would schedule the state’s presidential preference primary on the […]

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State judge allows voter ID lawsuit to proceed

| February 28, 2015 | 1 Comment

by Mark Binker, WRAL, February 27, 2015. The lawsuit in state court over North Carolina’s voter ID law will proceed, but a Superior Court judge refused to strike down the law out of hand. Judge Michael Morgan made public Friday an 11-page order he authored three days ago, saying he could not make a final decision […]

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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, 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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