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Report: 50,000 voters may have been ‘silenced’ by N.C. election law changes

Some 50,000 North Carolinians may have been prevented from voting this fall due to a combination of new voting restrictions and unprepared poll workers, according to a study from the nonpartisan government watchdog group Democracy North Carolina. The findings are … Continue reading

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Beasley wins N.C. Supreme Court race after recount, concession by Robinson

Incumbent N.C. Supreme Court Justice Cheri Beasley officially won re-election to her seat on Tuesday after challenger Mike Robinson conceded in the wake of a recount that found Beasley’s Election Day lead hold. “The recount conducted by the State Board … Continue reading

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Clintons, Bush top popularity poll in N.C.

Democratic political power couple Bill and Hillary Clinton both enjoy relatively high favorability ratings in North Carolina, as does former Republican president George W. Bush. According to the High Point University poll, former president Bill Clinton is viewed positively by … Continue reading

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North Carolina’s Butterfield to lead Congressional Black Caucus

Democratic Rep. G.K. Butterfield of North Carolina’s 1st District has been chosen as chair of the Congressional Black Caucus. First elected to Congress in 2004, Butterfield easily won re-election this fall, garnering 73 percent of the vote in the heavily … Continue reading

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Election not over yet: Recounts underway in 14 races across N.C.

Two weeks after Election Day, the outcome of more than a dozen races in North Carolina is not quite decided. Recounts are underway in fourteen contests across the state after the deadline to request a recount arrived Tuesday evening. According … Continue reading

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