Election 2018

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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Former President Obama announced his endorsement Wednesday of six candidates vying for General Assembly seats in the midterm elections.

New ads target Republican Mark Harris, who beat U.S. Rep. Robert Pittenger the May primary.
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A national Democratic group is spending more money in the 9th Congressional District election, hoping Democrats can wrest the seat from Republicans this November. 

Mike Davis didn't think Donald Trump could get elected.

Davis is the kind of Republican who backed Ohio governor John Kasich in the 2016 primaries, the kind of Republican who subscribes to the Wall Street Journal. Davis, 64, is the former mayor of Dunwoody, Ga., a small city in the state's 6th Congressional District, one of the most highly-educated districts in the country.

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The North Carolina House is expected to take up two overrides of Governor Roy Cooper's vetoes today.

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The Trump administration is catching heat from both Republicans and Democrats in North Carolina who say the government should not be separating migrant children from their families at the border.

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Updated 6:01 p.m.
The U.S. Supreme Court issued rulings Monday in two gerrymandering cases, from Wisconsin and Maryland, that are being closely watched in North Carolina. But the rulings don't touch on the key issue, whether it's legal to redraw districts to give an unfair advantage to a political party.

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Latino voter turnout in Mecklenburg County spiked during the May primary, according to elections data. Experts and organizations are attributing the increase to the Sheriff's race and local immigration policies. Now, election observers are wondering if the momentum will continue into the general election.

North Carolina legislators have taken another step toward redrawing judicial election districts, although the changes would only apply in Mecklenburg County.  A Senate elections committee Tuesday voted to create eight identical election districts for the county’s superior and district court seats.  Voters in each district ultimately would elect one Superior Court judge and two or three District Court judges.   

Updated 1:25 p.m.

Ninth district Congressman Robert Pittenger wants an apology from Mark Harris before endorsing him in the general election.

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