Election

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Monday, Feb. 24, 2020

Young voters could be a force to reckon with in elections if they just showed up. After a surge in young votes in the 2018 midterms, are they going to turn out for the presidential race?

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Monday, Feb. 17, 2020

As the Democratic presidential race shifts to Nevada this week, candidates are beginning to face more diverse electorates, including Nevada's sizable Latino population.

Geoffrey Hardee

Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020

The wide-open race for the Democratic presidential nomination is headed for South Carolina. Joe Biden has called the state his firewall after early defeats, but a win there is no longer a sure thing. To check the pulse of the Palmetto State ahead of the Feb. 29 primary, we headed to Winthrop University in Rock Hill.

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Monday, Feb. 10, 2019

The opening days of the 2020 primary season were arguably some of the most jarring in recent memory. On Politics Monday, three politics watchers weigh in on the week that was, and what it means for the 2020 landscape.

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Monday, Jan. 27, 2020

The ballot box is where we'll come face to face with the 2020 election, starting with North Carolina's Super Tuesday primary in March. That election will mark the county-wide debut of new voting machines.

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Monday, Jan. 20, 2020

One year from today, someone will be taking the presidential oath of office. Who that someone is depends on the outcome in the Electoral College - the controversial, but constitutional mechanism of selecting the president.

This show originally aired May 21, 2019

WFAE

A federal district court said  Thursday it will issue a preliminary injunction next week that would prohibit North Carolina from requiring a photo ID to vote in the state’s March 3 primary.

2019 Voter Guide

Oct 16, 2019

It's election season in Charlotte region. WFAE reached out to candidates in Mecklenburg County cities and towns, asking them questions on some topics important to voters. At the links below, you'll find the answers from the candidates in each of these races. 

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In today's primary election, Charlotte voters decide who will be on the November ballot for mayor and City Council. View live election returns here.

Mecklenburg Board of Elections

When Republicans in the General Assembly redrew the 9th Congressional District two years ago, they counted on south Mecklenburg precincts delivering for the GOP.

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Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019

The 7 Democrats running in Charlotte's City Council at-large primary sit down for a forum at the McGlohon Theater to share their views on the issues facing city hall.

State Rep. David Lewis
N.C. General Assembly

State. Rep. David Lewis of Harnett County has amended a bill to stop political operatives from harvesting absentee mail ballot request forms.

Murphy Wins NC GOP Congressional Primary Runoff

Jul 10, 2019
N.C. GENERAL ASSEMBLY

RALEIGH -- A state legislator aided by hardline conservatives on Capitol Hill won the Republican nomination Tuesday for the North Carolina congressional district seat left vacant by the death of Rep. Walter Jones Jr.

Charlotte City Council member Justin Harlow is not running for reelection.

Harlow, a Democrat who was first elected in 2017, represents District 2, which covers part of uptown and northwest Charlotte.

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RALEIGH — More than two years after voter check-in software failed on Election Day in Durham County, federal authorities will finally conduct a forensic analysis of electronic poll books to see if Russian military hackers who targeted the software provider may have tampered with registration information to disrupt voting.

NC Board of Elections

The North Carolina Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement released documents Wednesday saying that McCrae Dowless, the political operative at the center of an investigation into alleged ballot fraud in Bladen County, attempted to "obstruct" a state investigation into absentee mail fraud in the county two years ago.

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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.

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