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Early voting begins for N.C. primary election

North Carolina’s primary election day is May 6, but voters are already casting ballots across the state. The early voting period begins today and runs through May 3. Some 289 early voting sites will be open in the state’s 100 … Continue reading

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GOP harmony abounds at 2nd U.S. Senate primary debate

Image courtesy WRAL The four leading candidates in the Republican U.S. Senate primary were largely in agreement during a half-hour debate at the studio of WRAL-TV in Raleigh on Wednesday night. As moderator David Crabtree posed questions, and tried to … Continue reading

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Poll: No clear winner in first GOP Senate debate

A survey in the wake of Tuesday night’s first Republican U.S. Senate debate finds none of the four candidates scoring a decisive victory. According to the SurveyUSA poll commissioned by debate host Time Warner Cable News, 51 percent of viewers … Continue reading

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U.S. Supreme Court tosses overall cap on campaign contributions, keeps individual limits

In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that caps on aggregate campaign contributions are unconstitutional, but left in place limits on individual donations to candidates. At question in the case of McCutcheon v. FEC were overall … Continue reading

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Chart: Voter turnout in North Carolina (primary vs. general elections)

Today’s fun with charts and graphs features a look at voter turnout in North Carolina: The low turnout in primary elections may reflect a more intensely engaged (and more intensely ideological) segment of voters going to the polls than what … Continue reading

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