2012 Presidential Election

Politics & Government
7:35 am
Thu November 1, 2012

Voters In Caswell County

Gordon Bendall assists voter Carolyn Foster in Caswell County
Credit Leoneda Inge

North Carolina Early Voters have been going to the polls in record numbers.  And political analysts predict the outcome in this state could look a lot like four years ago when the winner of the presidential race won by a hair.

In 2008, most of the 100 counties across North Carolina were definitively for Barack Obama or John McCain.  But there were a handful of counties where the electorate was split right down the middle.   President Obama won Caswell County, for example, by 337 votes.  

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Politics & Government
6:05 am
Tue October 30, 2012

Presidential Ground Game Could Be Key In NC

It’s one week until election day. Candidates for offices at all levels are crisscrossing the state, looking for any last stray votes they can find.   But the two major-party candidates for President, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, are not, as of now, scheduled to appear in North Carolina before next Tuesday.  However, that doesn’t mean their campaigns in the state are slowing down.

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8:06 am
Mon October 22, 2012

Wake Tech Bond On Ballot


Voters in Wake County will decide the fate of a $200 million bond for Wake Tech Community College.

State of Things
10:18 am
Thu October 18, 2012

Your Land/My Land


Rarely do art museums cover presidential elections, but if you visit the Contemporary Art Museum in Raleigh, that’s exactly what you’ll get.

Jonathan Horowitz is a multimedia artist based in New York City. His latest piece, “Your Land/My Land” is on display in museums across the country. Horowitz describes the exhibit as an interactive space divided by the partisan line. Jonathan Horowitz joins host Frank Stasio to talk about Your Land/My Land.

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Politics & Government
7:10 am
Wed October 17, 2012

Michelle Obama Rallies At UNC Chapel Hill

First Lady Michelle Obama at UNC's Carmichael Arena
Alletta Cooper

Michelle Obama made a campaign stop in Chapel Hill before joining her husband at last night’s presidential debate.  Even though President Obama’s approval numbers have fluctuated over the year – Mrs. Obama’s popularity has remained strong during the tight re-election campaign.  And yesterday’s rally is part of an effort to fire up volunteers to get voters to the polls early. 

One would think the Obama’s had a second home in North Carolina going by all the visits the First Lady has made in recent months.  People love Michelle Obama and her signature BIG hugs.

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Politics & Government
5:30 pm
Tue October 9, 2012

McCain, Price Stump For Presidential Candidates

Some members of Congress were in the Triangle today to back their candidates for President.

Gurnal Scott: 2008 GOP nominee John McCain came to a Cary VFW post to ask veterans to vote for Mitt Romney. He said his worries about President Barack Obama began the night Mr. Obama beat him four years ago.

John McCain: I was concerned about obviously national security. We always are. But I wasn't as concerned as I am today. America is not leading. We are beset by enemies on all sides.

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Politics & Government
9:30 am
Tue October 9, 2012

Money Floods Local And State Races

Election day is just a few weeks away, and candidates running for office are in the final stretch to get their supporters to the polls. Presidential and congressional candidates are spending a lot of money in these final weeks, much of it from outside interest groups seeking to get their favorites elected. And that’s happening at the state and local levels too.

Jessica Jones: With campaign season in full swing, it’s almost impossible to miss the political ads that are flooding the airwaves.

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Politics & Government
2:00 am
Thu September 20, 2012

Michelle Obama Visits North Carolina

Michelle Obama at NC Central
Jessica Jones

First lady Michelle Obama was in Durham and Greenville yesterday to help get out the vote for her husband. With less than two months to go before election day, polls show the race is close between President Obama and his Republican opponent, Mitt Romney. Jessica Jones reports the Obama campaign is hoping younger voters will help the president win North Carolina a second time.

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Politics & Government
6:20 am
Fri September 7, 2012

NC Democrats Leave DNC Ready To Work

Stella Adams of Durham
Leoneda Inge

The North Carolina Democratic delegation says it’s pumped up and ready to return home and motivate voters.

William Flyth of Brunswick County says since retirement he’s been busy working to register voters. The retired chemist says he’s ready to work even harder.

William Flyth:  I started get out the vote campaign among African American churches before I arrived and I plan to double down on that when I return home.

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Politics & Government
5:45 pm
Thu September 6, 2012

Democrats Working For African American Vote

T-shirts for sale in downtown Charlotte during the DNC
Leoneda Inge

President Barack Obama is preparing to address the nation tonight and make his plea for “Four More Years.”  In 2008 – many analysts say it was the African American vote that put the president over the top in battleground states like North Carolina.  But is this constituency as “fired up” and “ready to go” in 2012?  Leoneda Inge reports from the Democratic convention in Charlotte.

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