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NC Supreme Court Strikes Down State Senate Map, Voter ID Law
In The States
NC Supreme Court Strikes Down State Senate Map, Voter ID Law
2022-12-16 22:18:57
by Dan McCue

RALEIGH, N.C. — It was a busy Friday at the North Carolina Supreme Court, which within a matter of hours struck down a state Senate district map as an impermissible political gerrymander and tossed a controversial voter ID law. In... Read More

Supreme Court
Majority of Justices Appear Skeptical of ‘Theory’ Giving States Unchecked Power Over Elections
2022-12-08 21:10:27
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — A clear majority of justices — cutting across the Supreme Court’s ideological spectrum — appeared to be skeptical on Wednesday of a legal theory that could give state legislatures unchecked power over federal election-related matters. As previously reported... Read More

2022 Elections
NC Appears to Be Leaning R in Crucial Senate Race Between Budd, Beasley
2022-11-08 15:52:25
by Natalie McCormick

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — As Election Day dawned in the Tar Heel State, one of the most reliable polls shows Republican Rep. Ted Budd leading Democrat Cheri Beasley by 6 percentage points with few undecided voters left for the former... Read More

2022 Elections
Potential Deadlocks Abound as Critical Senate Races Come to a Close
2022-11-04 21:24:39
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — With the Senate chamber evenly split, 50-50, and several top Senate races simply too close to forecast, 2022 may well come to be remembered as the year of the prolonged wait to determine which party ultimately holds control... Read More

2022 Elections
In North Carolina Growing Suburbs Create Midterm Uncertainty
2022-10-27 16:18:08
by Dan McCue

GREENSBORO, N.C. — While most of the nation is looking to North Carolina as one of the battleground states where control of the U.S. Senate may well be won, North Carolinians themselves are far more interested in a race way... Read More

Manufacturing
Toyota to Invest $2.5B in North Carolina to Support EV Battery Production
2022-09-01 15:46:46
by Dan McCue

LIBERTY, N.C. — Toyota is investing an additional $2.5 billion in its newest North American facility to increase its capacity to produce batteries for hybrid electric and battery electric vehicles. The announcement on Wednesday triples the company’s planned investment in... Read More

Redistricting
Supreme Court to Hear Case on State Authority Over Elections
2022-06-30 19:25:46
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear an appeal from North Carolina Republicans that could ultimately remove state court authority over congressional redistricting.  If they decide for the petitioners in Moore v. Harper, the justices would dramatically... Read More

Supreme Court
Justices Rule GOP Lawmakers Can Defend North Carolina Voter ID Law
2022-06-23 20:10:02
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday held that Republican lawmakers in North Carolina can intervene to defend the state’s controversial voter-ID law, despite the fact the state’s Democratic attorney general is already defending it. The 8-1 ruling in Berger... Read More

Congress
House Panel to Investigate Cawthorn Tie to Crypto, Alleged Relationship With Staffer
2022-05-23 20:43:04
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The House Ethics Committee announced Monday that it has begun an investigation into allegations Rep. Madison Cawthorn, R-N.C., improperly promoted a cryptocurrency and engaged in an “inappropriate relationship” with a member of his staff. The committee did not... Read More

2022 Elections
2022 Midterms: What to Watch as 5 States Hold Primaries

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump's winning streak in U.S. Senate primaries is on the line Tuesday as voters in five states cast their ballots in midterm elections. Trump made bold endorsements in backing celebrity heart surgeon Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania and U.S.... Read More

Elections
Strong Early Turnout Sets Stage for North Carolina Primaries 
2022-05-12 20:42:37
by Reece Nations

RALEIGH, N.C. — Almost 370,000 ballots have been cast ahead of North Carolina’s May 17 primaries that will pit candidates against each other for the House, Senate, state Supreme Court and appellate courts. As of May 12, a total of... Read More

Energy
Duke Energy CEO Tells Shareholders Its Use of Renewables is Growing Rapidly
2022-05-09 20:06:49
by Dan McCue

CHARLOTTE, N.C. –  Attendees at Duke Energy’s annual shareholders' meeting last week heard nothing but good news when it came to the utility’s multi-year transition to renewable and other clean energy sources. Speaking to shareholders on Thursday, Lynn Good, Duke... Read More

Renewable Energy
Biden Administration to Lease 110K Undersea Acres for Wind Energy Development
2022-04-07 14:42:21
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration will hold an auction on May 11 for the lease on two massive undersea tracts off the coast of the Carolinas to advance wind farm development in the area. Together the two parcels, which are... Read More

Manufacturing
Electric Vehicle Manufacturer to Invest Up to $2 Billion in North Carolina
2022-03-31 13:42:58
by Dan McCue

RALEIGH, N.C. — Vietnamese auto manufacturer VinFast has selected North Carolina as the site of its first North American automotive assembly and battery manufacturing plant. In announcing the decision at the new Raleigh Convention Center, VinFast Global CEO Le Thi... Read More

In The States
North Carolina Law Barring Felons from Voting Declared Unconstitutional
2022-03-29 14:07:59
by Dan McCue

RALEIGH, N.C. – A North Carolina law banning people with felony records from voting after they’ve served their sentences is unconstitutional, a state court has ruled. Specifically, the Wake County Superior Court panel held in a 2-1 ruling Monday that... Read More

Redistricting
GOP Appeal Seeks to Curb State Court Power Over US House Map

North Carolina's Republican legislative leaders have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to curtail state courts' powers to intervene in the drawing of congressional districts as part of an ongoing battle over electoral maps. The renewed effort is not expected to... Read More

Redistricting
Supreme Court Opts to Let NC, Pennsylvania Maps Stand for 2022 Election
2022-03-08 15:08:24
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday evening turned back efforts by North Carolina and Pennsylvania Republicans to have the high court throw out new redistricting plans in their respective states. In separate orders, the justices declared the new districts... Read More

2022 Elections
Rep. Bishop Running in New District After Court Adopts New NC Congressional Map
2022-02-25 23:16:55
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Days after he suggested he might not seek reelection, Rep. Dan Bishop, R-N.C., who currently represents North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District, announced Friday he will run instead in the newly drawn 8th Congressional District. Bishop revealed his intentions... Read More

Redistricting
Judicial Panel Selects New District Maps for North Carolina
2022-02-23 19:50:12
by Dan McCue

RALEIGH, N.C. — A three-judge panel of superior court judges Wednesday adopted new maps for congressional and state legislative district boundaries for the state, though the congressional map is only to be used in the upcoming midterm election. In selecting... Read More

Redistricting
NC Supreme Court Expected to Rule on District Maps Wednesday
2022-02-22 23:45:42
by Dan McCue

RALEIGH, N.C. — The North Carolina Supreme Court is expected to rule by noon on Wednesday on the validity of new electoral maps drawn last week by the North Carolina General Assembly. But the court and the panel of judges... Read More

Redistricting
North Carolina Senate Weighs In With Its Version of New CD Map
2022-02-16 20:35:10
by Dan McCue

RALEIGH, N.C. — The political sausage making has begun in North Carolina’s state capitol where lawmakers are expected to spend most of Wednesday debating congressional district maps proposed by each chamber of the legislature. As reported this morning by The... Read More

Redistricting
Latest Draft of North Carolina’s New Congressional District Map Released
2022-02-16 15:26:25
by Dan McCue

RALEIGH, N.C. — A draft of the North Carolina legislature’s latest take on a new congressional district map based on the 2020 census has made its debut on social media. The map posted to Twitter by Rep. Destin Hall, the... Read More

Redistricting
North Carolina Supreme Court Tosses New District Maps
2022-02-06 14:02:27
by Dan McCue

RALEIGH, N.C. — A divided North Carolina Supreme Court tossed new congressional and state legislative maps Friday evening, holding that mapmakers so skewed their work the results went from merely partisan to wholly unconstitutional. The 4-3 vote was divided along... Read More

In The States
North Carolina Supreme Court Expected to Rule Soon on Redistricting Challenge
2022-02-03 14:06:21
by Dan McCue

RALEIGH, N.C. — The North Carolina Supreme Court on Wednesday waded into the state’s high profile dispute over partisan gerrymandering, a case likely to influence the outcome of state and congressional races across the state for the next decade. At... Read More

Campaign Finance
FEC Holds Prospective Candidate’s Disability Benefits Not Earned Income
2022-02-01 22:20:29
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — A prospective political candidate’s disability benefits do not constitute earned income under the Federal Election Campaign Act and therefore cannot be used by his principal campaign committee in salary calculations. Matthew Hoh, a Marine Corps combat veteran, has... Read More

Political News
Cawthorn Sues NC Election Board to Block Inquiry Into Jan. 6 Role
2022-02-01 21:04:02
by Dan McCue

RALEIGH, N.C. — Rep. Madison Cawthorn, R-N.C., sued the North Carolina State Board of Elections on Monday hoping to stop a challenge of his eligibility to run for reelection to Congress based on his alleged actions related to the Jan.... Read More

Redistricting
Court Panel Rules North Carolina Political Maps are Good to Go
2022-01-12 19:14:33
by Dan McCue

RALEIGH, N.C. — A three-judge state superior court panel ruled Tuesday that new congressional and state legislative maps drawn by Republican lawmakers do not violate the state constitution and therefore can be used in upcoming elections. The panel, which included... Read More

Redistricting
Court Delays North Carolina Primary Election Due to Map Dispute
2021-12-09 16:08:43
by Dan McCue

RALEIGH, N.C. – North Carolina’s 2022 primary election will be moved from March to May to allow lawsuits over the alleged gerrymandering of congressional and state legislative districts to play out in the court, the state Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.... Read More

Redistricting
Judge in Map Case Refuses to Delay North Carolina Primary
2021-11-30 22:38:15
by Dan McCue

RALEIGH, N.C. — With a number of lawsuits challenging North Carolina’s new district maps still pending, a superior court judge has ruled in one case that there’s no reason at all to delay the state’s March 8 primary. The lawsuit... Read More

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

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

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