Politics & Elections

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At President Trump’s request, Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigned Wednesday, just one day after the midterm elections.

The Conversation: Republican Women Are Just Fine, Thank You, With Being Republican

Nov 2, 2018
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Republican women have faced a conundrum repeatedly in the last two years.

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Two experts on redistricting said that democracy isn’t working because of gerrymandering - and that voters already know how to fix it.

“There really is a sense among a lot of people that the system is broken in some really fundamental ways, and redistricting is a big part of that,” said Michael Li, senior counsel at Brennan Center for Justice’s Democracy Program.

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The presidential election in Bosnia and Herzegovina is this Sunday, Oct. 7, and among the 15 candidates is UNC Charlotte Information Technology Professor Mirsad Hadzikadic. He’s taking a year off to run for the office in his home country. In an interview this week, he talked about his campaign, death threats and how he sees the outcome.

NC Elections Board Votes To 'Quash' Fed Subpoena

Sep 7, 2018
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The North Carolina Board of Elections voted 9-0 Friday morning to "quash" a broad subpoena from the U.S. Justice Department, which was seeking millions of records and ballots from past elections.

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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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The U.S. Justice Department, along with attorneys from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, have issued subpoenas for nearly a decade's worth of voter registration data in 44 eastern North Carolina counties, including Wake County.

The State Board of Elections has stopped work on the Nov. 6 ballot, after two rulings this week questioned whether the election can proceed as planned.
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Common Cause and the League of Women Voters said Friday that North Carolina's 2018 Congressional election in November should go on as scheduled - without a massive court-ordered upheaval.

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President Trump is coming to Charlotte Friday, with an appearance at Central Piedmont Community College’s Harris Campus near the airport at 2 p.m. He will then head to south Charlotte for a fundraiser.

A judge has declined to rule on a request to block some constitutional amendment questions approved by lawmakers from appearing on ballots this fall in North Carolina. 

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