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A panel of judges ordered state elections officials not to print ballots for the November election, as it considers whether North Carolina's Republican-dominated legislature is trying to fool voters with the wording of proposed amendments to the state constitution.

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Five former North Carolina governors criticized two amendments on the November ballot that they say would weaken the governor’s office and threaten the state’s constitution. The three Democrats and two Republicans accused state legislators of trying to take over the governor’s office at a press conference in Raleigh Monday.

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A judge is ordering North Carolina election officials not to finalize November ballots while she receives more information about lawsuits filed by two judicial candidates.  Both candidates have sued to have their party affiliation included next to their name on the ballots. 

Roy Cooper in Charlotte August 9, 2017
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Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper on Friday vetoed legislation approved by Republicans during this week's special session that alters North Carolina ballot language for constitutional referenda and a state Supreme Court race this fall.

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The Republican who is arguably North Carolina's most powerful politician could yet face a Democratic challenger after the state elections board decided Thursday that Jennifer Mangrum did enough to establish her residence in the district now represented by state Sen. Phil Berger.

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This is expected to be the final week of the current session of the North Carolina legislature and the House Monday is scheduled to vote on a bill that would put on the fall ballot a question on making a photo ID requirement to vote part of the state constitution.

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RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina legislative Republicans on Thursday advanced their goal of permanently requiring voters to show photo identification — a proposal previously thwarted by veto and federal judges who declared a similar mandate racially discriminatory.

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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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Republican lawmakers in North Carolina are again looking at changing the rules on early voting, a popular idea which has prompted legal action.

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North Carolina General Assembly Republicans completed the override Tuesday of Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's veto of their state budget legislation for the second year in a row.

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