Election

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.

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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.

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.

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Voters will now see two new political parties on the North Carolina ballot this fall. The state board of elections voted Wednesday to recognize the Constitution Party.

WFAE's Election Night coverage begins at 7 p.m. with a special hosted by Tom Bullock. There's a lot to discuss, and Tom wants you to join the conversation by calling 704-926-9323. Now, watch Tom pitch tonight's coverage:

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William "Bump" Roddey has vowed to file an ethics complaint against Rock Hill Schools after losing Tuesday's runoff for Rock Hill mayor.

The York County councilman says the school should not have robocalled or emailed parents the night before the election.

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Republican leaders of the General Assembly have just one more week to finish and approve new district maps for the state. This by order of a federal court.  

Kenny Smith spoke at Tuesday's GOP candidate forum at The Palmer Building on East Seventh Street.
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Two of the three Republican candidates for Charlotte mayor addressed local party members Tuesday night, disagreeing on a key issue - whether the city has a role in affordable housing.

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It's been nearly eight weeks since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that 28 state legislative districts in North Carolina were illegal racial gerrymanders. The political maps, the court said, must be redrawn.  

On Wednesday, a select group of state senators and representatives sat down to officially begin that process.

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This is it. Friday, July 21 is the last day for candidates to officially fill out the paperwork needed to run in the 2017 elections.

This being an odd numbered year, these are all local races like mayor, school board, city council and town boards. 

Morning Edition Host Marshall Terry and WFAE's Tom Bullock discuss who has and has not filed, size up the candidate field for Charlotte's mayor and talk about a new podcast WFAE has launched.

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The N.C. State Board of Elections says it will provide voting data to a special White House commission hunting for voter fraud. But amid concerns over the Trump administration’s June 28 request, the board says it will limit the information to publicly available voter data.

Norman Wins Tight Race For SC 5th District

Jun 20, 2017
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Latest: Norman Wins SC Congressional Race By Smaller Than Expected Margin

Updated 10:28 p.m.

The final results are in. Republican Ralph Norman has won the special election for South Carolina's 5th Congressional District. Norman received 51.1 percent vote (44,889). Democrat Archie Parnell was 2,836 votes behind, finishing with 47.8 percent.

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North Carolina is now zero for three before the U.S. Supreme Court this year. Monday, the high court upheld a ruling which found that 28 state legislative districts are illegal racial gerrymanders.

The Supreme Court had already struck down North Carolina's voter ID law and found two congressional districts were also racial gerrymanders. After those earlier rulings the Republican leaders of the General Assembly criticized the court. This time there's a surprising claim of victory by those who helped draw the illegal districts.

Republicans Tommy Pope and Ralph Norman will face each other in a May 16 primary runoff for the vacant seat in South Carolina's 5th district. The winner will face Democrat Archie Parnell, a former Goldman Sachs tax advisor, who won his party's nomination outright in Tuesday's primary election.

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