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Politics & Government
1:27 am
Wed November 5, 2014

North Carolina Republicans Gain A Seat In U.S. House Delegation

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Mark Walker is one of three new members of the U.S. House from North Carolina. The Tea Party-backed Republican handily beat Democrat Laura Fjeld. He’s a former preacher with no political experience. Walker will fill the seat held by Howard Coble for 30 years.

"It’s a very sobering thought to say the people of North Carolina, this particular district, have said we want you to be our voice in Washington D.C.," said Walker. "And I’m even trying to wrap my mind around the responsibility that that really is."

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Politics & Government
6:09 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

North Carolina Votes 2014 - Here's How The Night Unfolded

Here's what NC's early vote looks like Full story: http://wapo.st/1x8ulLQ
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This is our election night blog. Complete election results can be found here.

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Politics & Government
5:00 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

NC State Students Travel By Party Bus To The Polls

NC State Junior Kinesha Harris poses with a model from Cosmopolitan Magazine. They all took a party bus to the polls.
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Students at NC State traveled by party bus to the polls on this Election Day.

In 2012, more than 13,000 people voted at NC State’s Talley Student Union.  But it’s no longer a voting site.  So students got creative.  The student government association won a Cosmopolitan Magazine contest that provided a party bus to the new off-campus polling place, which included Cosmo male models. 

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Politics & Government
10:24 am
Tue November 4, 2014

2014 Election: NPR's LIVE Blog

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This is NPR's blog following the hotly contested 2014 election:

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3:07 pm
Mon November 3, 2014

Election 2014 Statewide Results

Here are the latest 2014 mid-term election results from the North Carolina Board of Elections. (See a wider version of this information).

Politics & Government
8:32 pm
Sun November 2, 2014

More People Vote Early Than In Last Midterm Election

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More North Carolina voters cast their ballots early this year than did in the last mid-term elections, according to State Board of Elections figures released Sunday. A new election law limited the number of early voting days but increased the total hours.

Roughly 1.1 million people voted by mail or in person at polling stations by the end of early voting on Saturday, up 20 percent from 961,000 in 2010, the board of elections said.

Here are three possible causes for the increased turn-out:
 

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Politics & Government
6:36 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Last Chance To Early Vote In North Carolina

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Saturday marks the final hours of early voting ahead of Tuesday's election. Polling sites across the state will close at 1 p.m.

The number of early voting days was reduced this year from 17 to 10, leading to a series of lawsuits fearing a decrease in voter opportunity and turnout, particularly among minorities. But State Board of Elections spokesman Josh Lawson says African American turnout has already been high.

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The State of Things
11:54 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Political Junkie Ken Rudin

Ken Rudin
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The election is just a few days away, and candidates are making their final pushes to encourage voters to head to the polls.

Nearly a million North Carolinians have already cast their ballots in the state through early voting which ends tomorrow.

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Politics & Government
7:52 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Conservative Activist Says Six NC Political Campaigns Encouraged Illegal Votes

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A conservative activist known for making undercover videos of what he says is illegal or unethical political conduct says he’s found campaign volunteers at six local North Carolina campaigns giving inaccurate information about voting eligibility.
 

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Politics & Government
7:48 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Democrats Could Gain Majority On Wake County Board of Commissioners

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Four out of of seven seats on Wake County's Board of Commissioners are up for election. Republicans currently occupy those positions, but if just one of them loses, Democrats will have a majority on the board.

The Democratic and Republican candidates for the four seats up for election differentiate themselves mostly by ideology. The Republican incumbents are loath to raise taxes and are not openly supportive of a transit tax proposal. Their relationship with the county school board has been tense.

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