Election 2018

Republican Andy Dulin said Tuesday he will skip next week's televised forums sponsored by the League of Women Voters. He said the group sides with Democrats.
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Updated: 11 a.m.

Some local Republican candidates will skip upcoming forums co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Charlotte-Mecklenburg, saying the organization is biased against the GOP.

In a sign that America's two centuries-old democracy is under strain, nearly 2 in 5 American voters do not believe elections are fair, according to a new NPR/Marist poll. Nearly half of respondents lack faith that votes will be counted accurately in the upcoming midterm elections.

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The North Carolina Board of Elections 9-0 vote last week to fight a wide-ranging subpoena from the U.S. Justice Department was a rare moment of bipartisanship in the state, with Republicans saying the federal government overreached in an apparent effort to fight voter fraud.

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North Carolina has been given a three-month extension by the U.S. Justice Department to produce millions of documents and ballots from past elections.

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County Boards of Elections across the state of North Carolina are waiting on the content of absentee ballots meant to be ready three weeks ago. The delay comes after two proposed constitutional amendments were caught up in court, but Tuesday the North Carolina Supreme court declined a hearing on those amendments. 

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It appears at least four proposed amendments to the North Carolina Constitution will be on fall ballots now that the state Supreme Court has rejected a civil rights group's request to block questions on voter identification and income taxes.

The 9th District congressional race featuring Republican Mark Harris, left, and Democrat Dan McCready could be upended by a new congressional map.
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Myers Park is Dan McCready's home neighborhood, and his blue yard signs are a common sight on its front lawns. But after a dramatic ruling Monday by a three-judge panel that found the state's Congressional map unconstitutional, North Carolina's fall election schedule could be overturned. 

State Board of Elections Halts Ballot Preparation

Aug 29, 2018
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The North Carolina Board of Elections said Wednesday it has stopped work on preparing ballots for the Nov. 6 general election after back-to-back judicial rulings this week questioned whether the election can proceed as planned.

The North Carolina 9th Congressional District is seen here in green.
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For decades a Republican stronghold, North Carolina's Ninth Congressional District is in play this year. The district, which stretches from the affluent neighborhoods of southeast Charlotte's "wedge" across rural counties that reach east of Fayetteville over 140 miles away, supported President Trump by almost 12 points in 2016. But Democrat Dan McCready is garnering national attention as the candidate with a chance to end the district's streak of Republican control.  

NORTH CAROLINA GENERAL ASSEMBLY

North Carolina’s five living former governors will hold a press conference in Raleigh Monday to send a bipartisan message against two of the proposed amendments to the state constitution that will be on the ballot this fall.  

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