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State Board calls for Durham election recount

| December 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Matthew Burns and Mark Binker, WRAL.com, November 30, 2016. The State Board of Elections on Wednesday called for a recount of more than 90,000 votes that Durham County reported late on Election Night because of technical difficulties. The 3-2 vote along party lines, which came after a three-hour hearing, was a victory for Gov. […]

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Final election results delayed by court order, vote challenges

| November 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Laura Leslie, WRAL, November 17, 2016. Friday is supposed to be the day when counties across North Carolina certify their vote totals from last week’s elections, but that is becoming increasingly unlikely to occur. Voters in dozens of counties have filed protests over the results, and a federal court order concerning voters whose registrations […]

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Court restores voters who were purged from polls

| November 5, 2016 | 1 Comment

by Mark Binker, WRAL, November 4, 2016. North Carolina must allow voters whose registrations were challenged by activists in Cumberland, Moore and Beaufort counties to vote, . U.S. District Judge Loretta Biggs also ordered the state to stop using the challenge process in question during the 90-day period before elections. Any voters who were removed in […]

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Judge refuses to allow more early voting in NC

| October 14, 2016 | 1 Comment

by Associated Press, published on WRAL.com, October 13, 2016. A judge has refused to order North Carolina officials to expand early in-person voting in five counties after some voters alleged the counties’ voting schedules didn’t comply with a court’s ruling last summer over ballot access. U.S. District Judge Thomas Schroeder denied the request Thursday of […]

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NC Council of State races

| October 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Matt Caulder, Capitol Connection, October 6, 2016. With the election just over a month away, and most eyes on the presidential race, it’s easy to lose focus on many of the other statewide races, but those elections can have a big impact on North Carolinians’ lives. That’s because the offices at stake have a […]

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20 Legislative races to watch in NC

| September 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Susan Myrick, Civitas Institute, September 28, 2016. Even with so many legislative races already decided and so many others that appear to be sure things, Democrats believe they can make inroads into the Republican majorities in the North Carolina General Assembly this year. No one’s talking about Democrats regaining the majority in either chamber […]

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Unaffiliateds not expected to flock to third party candidates

| September 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Dan Way, Carolina Journal, September 28, 2016. Third party presidential candidates Gary Johnson and Jill Stein are reaping history-making poll numbers. But those thinking this could be a watershed year for alternative candidates because so many voters are disaffected by Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton are likely to be disappointed, one […]

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Three things we learned from ad spending this week

| September 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Mark Binker, WRAL, September 21, 2016. WRAL News typically uses information from Kantar Media to keep track of the big picture in statewide races. For example, we know that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has been outspending Republican Donald Trump in North Carolina all year. That trend continued during the first three weeks of […]

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McCrory: Chamber helped write HB2

| September 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Mark Binker, WRAL, September 8, 2016. Gov. Pat McCrory said Wednesday that a group of top business leaders helped to draft House Bill 2, something the North Carolina Chamber has denied for months. The statement appears to put the Republican, who is seeking re-election this fall, directly at odds with the state’s largest business lobby, […]

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Election officials tiptoe around court ruling

| September 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Mark Binker, WRAL, September 9, 2016 Members of the State Board of Elections seemed to switch between serving as referees, advisors, confidants and, in a few cases, exasperated parents of unruly local election officials as they slogged through a 12 hour meeting Thursday. “I would have liked for you all to have worked something […]

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