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Supreme Court Turns Down GOP Bid to Limit Time for Mail Ballots in N.C., Pa.
2020 Elections
Supreme Court Turns Down GOP Bid to Limit Time for Mail Ballots in N.C., Pa.

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Wednesday turned down an appeal from North Carolina's Republican leaders, leaving in place rulings that require the counting of late-arriving ballots as long as they were in the mail by Election Day. The 5-3 decision had the effect of upholding... Read More

NC Senate: Cal Cunningham (D)
Senate Watch
NC Senate: Cal Cunningham (D)
2020-10-28 13:15:42
by TWN Staff

About Cunningham:  Cal Cunningham is running for election to the U.S. Senate to represent North Carolina. Born and raised in Lexington, N.C., Cunningham has lived in North Carolina all his life. After earning his undergraduate and law degrees at the... Read More

NC Senate: Thom Tillis (R)
Senate Watch
NC Senate: Thom Tillis (R)
2020-10-28 13:12:16
by Sara Wilkerson

About Tillis:  Thomas “Thom” Tillis is a member of the U.S. Senate representing North Carolina.  His current term ends on January 3, 2021. Tillis is running for re-election to the U.S. Senate against Democratic challenger Cal Cunningham.  Originally born in... Read More

North Carolina a Battleground State Brimming with Controversies
2020 Elections
North Carolina a Battleground State Brimming with Controversies
2020-09-26 14:44:19
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - In the battleground state of North Carolina the conventional wisdom is simply put: President Donald Trump can win re-election even if he just squeaks out a victory in the Tar Heel State, but he might as well pack... Read More

Trump Encouraged NC Voters to Cast 2 Ballots; Here’s What He Got Wrong
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Trump Encouraged NC Voters to Cast 2 Ballots; Here’s What He Got Wrong

RALEIGH, N.C. — President Donald Trump encouraged North Carolina voters Wednesday to mail in their ballots and then — if their vote hasn’t been counted yet — go to the polls to vote, which is in violation of state election... Read More

Republicans Scramble to Hold Once-Reliable North Carolina
State News
Republicans Scramble to Hold Once-Reliable North Carolina

HOLLY SPRINGS, N.C. — If Democrats are to have a shot at winning North Carolina in November’s presidential election, they need to close the deal with voters like Megan Chambers. Chambers is one of hundreds of thousands of out-of-state transplants... Read More

Trump Will Accept Republican Nomination in North Carolina
2020 Elections
Trump Will Accept Republican Nomination in North Carolina
2020-07-28 20:57:47
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump said Monday night that he will accept the Republican presidential nomination in Charlotte, N.C., two months after throwing the convention process into chaos over a spat with North Carolina's Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper. Trump, who... Read More

NC Law Responding to Coronavirus Could Help Republicans in a Voter ID Lawsuit
State News
NC Law Responding to Coronavirus Could Help Republicans in a Voter ID Lawsuit

RALEIGH, N.C. — This spring when North Carolina state lawmakers were debating a bill making it easier for people to vote by mail in November because of coronavirus, they also added in an unrelated provision about photo IDs. Now, Republican... Read More

Workers Dismantling 75-foot Confederate Monument at NC Capitol
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Workers Dismantling 75-foot Confederate Monument at NC Capitol

RALEIGH, N.C. — Raleigh’s tallest Confederate monument began coming down early Sunday, a gesture aimed at healing more than a century of racial division. Crews brought a crane, cherry picker and flatbed to disassemble the 75-foot obelisk on the Capitol... Read More

The RNC Is Gone, Leaving Charlotte to Sort Out Millions in Contract Liabilities
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The RNC Is Gone, Leaving Charlotte to Sort Out Millions in Contract Liabilities

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The decision to move the Republican National Convention to Jacksonville, Fla., has left Charlotte’s host committee with “tens of millions” in contractual liabilities, the committee’s CEO said Monday. Republican officials announced last week that they’re moving most... Read More

GOP State Lawmakers Make Bid to Keep Trump, RNC in North Carolina
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GOP State Lawmakers Make Bid to Keep Trump, RNC in North Carolina
2020-06-09 14:10:35
by Dan McCue

Republican lawmakers in North Carolina plan to vote Tuesday on a measure that would allow President Donald Trump to speak in front of a capacity crowd at the Republican National Convention in Charlotte without the restrictions officials have imposed on... Read More

Trump Says GOP is Pulling Convention from North Carolina
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Trump Says GOP is Pulling Convention from North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump said he is seeking a new state to host this summer’s Republican National Convention after North Carolina refused to guarantee the event could be held in Charlotte without restrictions because of ongoing concerns... Read More

RNC Safety Proposal for Charlotte Convention Makes No Mention of Masks, Distancing
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RNC Safety Proposal for Charlotte Convention Makes No Mention of Masks, Distancing
2020-05-29 14:45:04
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A letter outlining the Republican National Committee's coronavirus safety plan for its upcoming presidential nominating convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, includes several medical checks, but makes no mention of either wearing masks or requirements for social distancing. The... Read More

North Carolina House Prepares for Expected Surge in Mail-In Votes in November
State News
North Carolina House Prepares for Expected Surge in Mail-In Votes in November
2020-05-28 21:35:22
by Dan McCue

The North Carolina House of Representatives on Thursday gave its near unanimous support to a bill allocating millions of dollars and granting counties more flexibility in dealing with what is expected to be a huge surge in mail-in voting in... Read More

North Carolina Says It Wants RNC to Produce Convention Pandemic Plan
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North Carolina Says It Wants RNC to Produce Convention Pandemic Plan
2020-05-27 13:16:41
by Dan McCue

North Carolina's health and human services secretary has asked the CEO of the Republican National Convention to provide the state with a written coronavirus safety plan for the presidential nominating event currently planned for Charlotte in August. The request by... Read More

GOP Governors Offer States as Alternative Sites for GOP Convention
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GOP Governors Offer States as Alternative Sites for GOP Convention
2020-05-26 18:16:34
by Dan McCue

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has offered his state and its "world-class facilities" to serve as host of the Republican National Convention in August, a day after President Donald Trump threatened to move the event from North Carolina unless he is... Read More

Advocates Sue North Carolina In Push To Relax Vote-By-Mail Rules
Voting
Advocates Sue North Carolina In Push To Relax Vote-By-Mail Rules
2020-05-05 15:01:43
by Gaspard Le Dem

A group of North Carolina voters backed by a Democratic non-profit group is suing the state in an effort to ease restrictions around mail-in voting amid the coronavirus pandemic. The lawsuit, filed by Democracy Docket, a non-profit founded by Marc... Read More

Once More Into the Fray: Battles Brewing in Arizona, Georgia and North Carolina
2020 Elections
Once More Into the Fray: Battles Brewing in Arizona, Georgia and North Carolina
2020-01-24 16:31:47
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The story is a familiar one if you've been reading or talking about battleground and swing states this election cycle. Thanks to a combination of Donald Trump’s razor-thin wins and Hillary Clinton's narrow losses in 2016, and the... Read More

New Congressional Maps in North Carolina Will Stand for 2020, Court Rules
State News
New Congressional Maps in North Carolina Will Stand for 2020, Court Rules

WASHINGTON — The new congressional maps passed by North Carolina state lawmakers last month can stand for the 2020 election, a three-judge panel ruled Monday. The previous maps gave Republicans a 10-3 advantage in the U.S. House of Representatives. Under... Read More

North Carolina Court Halts Use of Current Congressional Map for 2020
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North Carolina Court Halts Use of Current Congressional Map for 2020

WASHINGTON — A three-judge panel in North Carolina has ordered the state not to use the current congressional districts for the 2020 elections while the lawsuit against them proceeds. The preliminary injunction could delay the state’s March congressional primaries, setting... Read More

New Political Maps Pass NC Legislature, Judges Will Now Review
State News
New Political Maps Pass NC Legislature, Judges Will Now Review

RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina’s new political maps gained final approval from the N.C. House and Senate on Tuesday. Nearly all Republicans supported them, and Democrats were split. The maps can’t be vetoed by Gov. Roy Cooper — the state... Read More

Special Election in North Carolina a Test for Trump, GOP Prospects in 2020
Elections
Special Election in North Carolina a Test for Trump, GOP Prospects in 2020
2019-09-10 13:51:46
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Voters in North Carolina's 9th Congressional District head to the polls Tuesday to finally decide who will represent them: a moderate former Marine who came within a hair of claiming the seat for the Democrats last year, or... Read More

Democrat McCready Holds Narrow Lead in North Carolina Special Election, New Poll Shows
Elections
Democrat McCready Holds Narrow Lead in North Carolina Special Election, New Poll Shows
2019-09-03 20:27:59
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Democrat Dan McCready holds a narrow lead over Republican Dan Bishop in the special election contest to represent North Carolina's 9th Congressional District, a new poll says. With precious little time left before the Sept. 10 election, a... Read More

North Carolina Governor Vetoes Bill Compelling Sheriffs To Cooperate With ICE
State News
North Carolina Governor Vetoes Bill Compelling Sheriffs To Cooperate With ICE
2019-08-21 20:38:49
by Dan McCue

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper vetoed a bill Wednesday that would have required the state's sheriffs to honor detention requests from federal immigration standards. The veto came a day after the Republican-controlled North Carolina House voted along party lines to... Read More

NC Governor Announces Gun Safety Measures, Calls For Action
State News
NC Governor Announces Gun Safety Measures, Calls For Action

GREENSBORO, N.C. — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said Monday that he signed an executive directive meant to strengthen background checks for gun buyers. Cooper said he signed the directive to his Cabinet agencies to “build on the work we... Read More

Partisan Gerrymandering Beyond the Reach of Federal Courts
Supreme Court
Partisan Gerrymandering Beyond the Reach of Federal Courts
2019-06-27 16:58:34
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Partisan gerrymandering claims present political questions beyond the reach of the federal courts, a divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday. The ruling, written by Chief Justice John Roberts, means that federal courts now will have no role in... Read More

North Carolina's GOP-led House Fails to Override Governor's Veto of Abortion Bill
State News
North Carolina's GOP-led House Fails to Override Governor's Veto of Abortion Bill
2019-06-07 21:00:23
by Dan McCue

North Carolina's Republican-led House on Thursday failed to override Democratic Governor Roy Cooper's veto of a bill that would require doctors to try to preserve the life of an infant born alive during an attempted abortion. To override Cooper's veto... Read More

North Carolina Governor Orders Paid Parental Leave for State Employees
State News
North Carolina Governor Orders Paid Parental Leave for State Employees
2019-05-24 01:39:15
by Dan McCue

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper signed an executive order Thursday permitting full-time state government employees to take up to eight weeks off after adopting or having a child. Executive Order 95 also provides 4 weeks of paid parental leave to... Read More

Dan Bishop Wins N.C. District 9 Congress GOP Primary
North Carolina
Dan Bishop Wins N.C. District 9 Congress GOP Primary

RALEIGH, N.C. — State Sen. Dan Bishop won in Tuesday’s 9th District Republican primary, three months after North Carolina officials took the unprecedented step of throwing out an election marred by fraud allegations. Bishop will face Democrat Dan McCready in... Read More

Will the ‘Bathroom Bill’ Animate Yet Another North Carolina Election?
North Carolina
Will the ‘Bathroom Bill’ Animate Yet Another North Carolina Election?

WASHINGTON — The email from Dan McCready was telling. The North Carolina Democrat, who’s amassed more than $2.6 million for a redo election in the 9th District, was fundraising off a poll that showed state Sen. Dan Bishop leading the... Read More

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