Requests For Mail-In Ballots Up Dramatically In Mecklenburg County

The Mecklenburg County Board of Elections had received more than 128,000 requests for mail-in ballots by Tuesday – and new requests are pouring in at a rate of 3,000 to 4,000 a day. It's one of the many ways that the coronavirus pandemic is changing the 2020 general election.

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The Mecklenburg County Health Department says the county has seen its first cluster of COVID-19 cases in a K-12 school.

Voters Struggling With Witness Rules In Early Voting

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RALEIGH — As the pandemic prompts a surge in voting by mail, voters in a handful of states, including the presidential battlegrounds of North Carolina and Wisconsin, are facing a requirement that already is tripping up thousands — the need to have a witness sign their ballot envelope.

Federal appeals court Judge Barbara Lagoa is high on President Trump's list of potential nominees for the Supreme Court seat left open by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg lay in state Friday at the U.S. Capitol, the first woman and the first Jewish person to be given that honor in the nation's history.

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The Trump administration is appealing a federal court order that calls for it to abandon last-minute changes to the 2020 census schedule and extend the time for counting for an additional month.

The preliminary injunction issued Thursday by U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in the Northern District of California requires the Census Bureau to keep trying to tally the country's residents through Oct. 31.

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North Carolina voters have now requested just over 1 million absentee ballots and have returned around 200,000 of them. In the midst of all this, the state Board of Elections has approved some potential rule changes for absentee ballots as part of a legal settlement. And the two Republicans on the state Board of Elections have resigned over them.

Trump Promotes Health Care 'Vision' In Charlotte, But Gaps Remain

Sep 24, 2020
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CHARLOTTE — More than three-and-a-half years into his presidency and 40 days from an election, President Donald Trump on Thursday launched what aides termed a “vision” for health care heavy on unfulfilled aspirations.

Appeals Court: Witness Signature Required On SC Mail Ballots

Sep 24, 2020

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A federal court on Thursday reinstated a requirement that South Carolinians voting by mail in this year's general election must obtain a witness signature for their ballots.

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Since Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death Sept. 18, politicians, family members and fans of the renowned legal mind have been flocking to Washington, D.C., to pay their respects to the jurist. And that includes a Charlotte mother-and-daughter pair.

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The resignations of the two GOP members of the North Carolina State Board of Elections on Wednesday night has touched off a firestorm of accusations by both Republicans and Democrats, who say the other party is trying undermine the election. 


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