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

GOP in North Carolina House Takes Advantage of 9/11 Observance to Override Budget Veto State News
GOP in North Carolina House Takes Advantage of 9/11 Observance to Override Budget Veto
2019-09-11 23:36:06
by Dan McCue

North Carolina's Republican-controlled House voted to override Gov. Roy Cooper's veto of the state budget in a surprise vote held while scores of the chamber's members were attending a ceremony honoring the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Democrats... Read More

Republican Bishop Beats Democrat McCready in Tight NC District 9 Race Elections
Republican Bishop Beats Democrat McCready in Tight NC District 9 Race

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Republican Dan Bishop narrowly defeated Democrat Dan McCready on Tuesday in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District, with a strong showing in suburban Union County and three rural eastern counties. With 99% of precincts reporting, Bishop led McCready 50.8% to... 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

North Carolina Court Strikes Down State Legislative Map State News
North Carolina Court Strikes Down State Legislative Map
2019-09-03 21:57:13
by Dan McCue

North Carolina's state legislative district maps were so severely manipulated to benefit Republican candidates that they violate the state constitution, a three-judge state superior court panel ruled Tuesday. The 357-page ruling handed down in Wake County, North Carolina, by Superior... 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

NC Elections Board Chairman Resigns Following Sexist Joke at Convention State News
NC Elections Board Chairman Resigns Following Sexist Joke at Convention

RALEIGH, N.C. — Bob Cordle, the North Carolina state Board of Elections chairman, resigned Tuesday night following reports about a sex joke he made Monday at a conference with hundreds of elections officials. “I sincerely apologize to those who heard... Read More

False Testimony in North Carolina Gerrymandering Trial? Judges Exclude GOP Witness Claims State News
False Testimony in North Carolina Gerrymandering Trial? Judges Exclude GOP Witness Claims

RALEIGH, N.C. — The trial challenging North Carolina’s legislative lines as unconstitutional, partisan gerrymanders took a dramatic turn Thursday, when an expert witness for Republican lawmakers admitted some of his testimony on their behalf was incorrect. The challengers used that... Read More

Federal Judge Affirms North Carolina Transgender Restroom Rights State News
Federal Judge Affirms North Carolina Transgender Restroom Rights
2019-07-24 14:07:42
by Dan McCue

A federal judge approved a legal settlement Tuesday affirming transgender people's right to use restrooms matching their gender identity in many North Carolina public buildings. The consent decree between the state's Democratic governor, Roy Cooper, and transgender plaintiffs covers a... Read More

NC Gerrymandering Trial Begins, Could Have Major Implications For 2020 And Beyond State News
NC Gerrymandering Trial Begins, Could Have Major Implications For 2020 And Beyond

RALEIGH, N.C. — The lines used to elect members of the North Carolina General Assembly are unconstitutional and should be redrawn before the 2020 elections, an attorney for activists and politicians argued in court Monday. In 2018, Democratic candidates won... Read More

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