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2021-07-02 20:05:01
by TWN Staff
North Carolina Delays Municipal Elections

Lawmakers in the North Carolina Legislature have decided to delay municipal elections -- pushing them to 2022 -- due to... Read More

Lawmakers in the North Carolina Legislature have decided to delay municipal elections -- pushing them to 2022 -- due to the U.S. Census Bureau’s failure to release block-level population data from its latest national count in a timely manner. The... Read More

2021-04-02 17:22:57
by Dan McCue
In North Carolina, Democrats Are Pushing for End to Partisan Gerrymandering

RALEIGH, N.C. - Democrats are used to long odds in the Republican controlled legislature, and perhaps that explains why 26... Read More

RALEIGH, N.C. - Democrats are used to long odds in the Republican controlled legislature, and perhaps that explains why 26 of them have decided to advance a plan to put control of the state’s upcoming redistricting effort in the hands... Read More

2020-11-02 02:46:31
by TWN Staff
NC-11: Madison Cawthorn (R)

About Cawthorn: Madison Cawthorn is an 8th generation resident of North Carolina’s 11th Congressional district. His ancestors have served Western... Read More

About Cawthorn: Madison Cawthorn is an 8th generation resident of North Carolina’s 11th Congressional district. His ancestors have served Western North Carolina communities for over 200 years including in the Revolutionary War.  Cawthorn was homeschooled in Hendersonville and received a... Read More

2020-11-01 12:36:13
by TWN Staff
NC-11: Moe Davis (D)

About Davis: Moe Davis is a retired Air Force Colonel, director of the Air Force Judiciary and former chief prosecutor... Read More

About Davis: Moe Davis is a retired Air Force Colonel, director of the Air Force Judiciary and former chief prosecutor at Guantanamo Bay. He has been a law professor, judge, speaker, writer and national security expert for Congress. Add to... Read More

2020-11-01 12:09:24
by TWN Staff
NC-09: Cynthia Wallace (D)

About Wallace: Cynthia Wallace resides in Charlotte, N.C., in the 9th Congressional District. The granddaughter of farmers, she grew up... Read More

About Wallace: Cynthia Wallace resides in Charlotte, N.C., in the 9th Congressional District. The granddaughter of farmers, she grew up in Springfield, Ga., a small town with a rural route address with no street address. She is the daughter of... Read More

2020-11-01 12:03:13
by TWN Staff
NC-09: Dan Bishop (R)

About Bishop: Dan Bishop is a Conservative representing North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District. His family has lived in the district... Read More

About Bishop: Dan Bishop is a Conservative representing North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District. His family has lived in the district for generations, and he has called Charlotte home for several decades. As a successful attorney, Bishop spent most of his... Read More

2020-11-01 11:58:25
by TWN Staff
NC-06: Kathy Manning (D)

About Manning: As a mom, attorney, and community leader, Kathy Manning has spent the last 30 years bringing people together... Read More

About Manning: As a mom, attorney, and community leader, Kathy Manning has spent the last 30 years bringing people together to solve problems. Her father worked for Ford Motor Company for 40 years and her mom was a public school... Read More

2020-11-01 11:53:39
by TWN Staff
NC-02: Deborah Ross (D)

About Ross: Deborah Ross grew up in a small town and from a young age her parents instilled in her... Read More

About Ross: Deborah Ross grew up in a small town and from a young age her parents instilled in her the belief that with opportunity comes responsibility and that through public service she could help others and make a difference.... Read More

2020-10-31 16:11:59
by TWN Staff
NC-08: Pat Timmons-Goodson (D)

About Timmons-Goodson: Born into a military family, Pat Timmons-Goodson grew up learning the value of a strong work ethic, service... Read More

About Timmons-Goodson: Born into a military family, Pat Timmons-Goodson grew up learning the value of a strong work ethic, service to her community, and commitment to others. Timmons-Goodson was one of the first African-American students to become a double Tar... Read More

2020-10-31 16:10:32
by TWN Staff
NC-08: Richard Hudson (R)

About Hudson: Since he was elected in 2012, Richard Hudson has worked hard to serve North Carolina’s 8th Congressional District,... Read More

About Hudson: Since he was elected in 2012, Richard Hudson has worked hard to serve North Carolina’s 8th Congressional District, which includes all or part of seven counties spanning from Salisbury and Concord across South-Central North Carolina to Cumberland County.... Read More

Understanding the Split Supreme Court Decisions on Mail Ballots

WASHINGTON — A dizzying array of U.S. Supreme Court orders and opinions over the past 10 days has left the rules governing next... Read More

WASHINGTON — A dizzying array of U.S. Supreme Court orders and opinions over the past 10 days has left the rules governing next week's presidential election in flux. In rapid succession, the court has allowed extra time for mail-in ballots to arrive in Pennsylvania and North... Read More

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... Read More

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

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

About Cunningham:  Cal Cunningham is running for election to the U.S. Senate to represent North Carolina. Born and raised in... Read More

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

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

About Tillis:  Thomas “Thom” Tillis is a member of the U.S. Senate representing North Carolina.  His current term ends on... Read More

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

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

WASHINGTON - In the battleground state of North Carolina the conventional wisdom is simply put: President Donald Trump can win... Read More

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

RALEIGH, N.C. — President Donald Trump encouraged North Carolina voters Wednesday to mail in their ballots and then — if... Read More

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

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

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump said Monday night that he will accept the Republican presidential nomination in Charlotte, N.C., two... Read More

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

RALEIGH, N.C. — This spring when North Carolina state lawmakers were debating a bill making it easier for people to... Read More

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

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... Read More

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

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

Republican lawmakers in North Carolina plan to vote Tuesday on a measure that would allow President Donald Trump to speak... Read More

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

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump said he is seeking a new state to host this summer’s Republican National... Read More

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

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

WASHINGTON - A letter outlining the Republican National Committee's coronavirus safety plan for its upcoming presidential nominating convention in Charlotte,... Read More

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

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

The North Carolina House of Representatives on Thursday gave its near unanimous support to a bill allocating millions of dollars... Read More

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

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

North Carolina's health and human services secretary has asked the CEO of the Republican National Convention to provide the state... Read More

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

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

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has offered his state and its "world-class facilities" to serve as host of the Republican National... Read More

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

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

A group of North Carolina voters backed by a Democratic non-profit group is suing the state in an effort to... Read More

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

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

WASHINGTON - The story is a familiar one if you've been reading or talking about battleground and swing states this... Read More

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

WASHINGTON — The new congressional maps passed by North Carolina state lawmakers last month can stand for the 2020 election,... Read More

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

WASHINGTON — A three-judge panel in North Carolina has ordered the state not to use the current congressional districts for... Read More

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

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

WASHINGTON - Voters in North Carolina's 9th Congressional District head to the polls Tuesday to finally decide who will represent... Read More

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

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