2014 NC Election

Politics & Government
8:04 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Runoff Voters Get More "Bang For Their Buck"

A higher percentage of voters than expected turned out to vote in second primaries across the state Tuesday.
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Voters in 37 counties headed to the polls Tuesday to vote in second-primary – or runoff – elections. In North Carolina, a second primary is necessary when no candidate claims more than 40-percent of the first primary votes.

Joshua Lawson of the State Board of Elections said a bit more than 6 percent of eligible voters turned out. He says that's actually not bad for a runoff.

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Politics & Government
7:41 am
Wed May 7, 2014

Complete 2014 NC Primary Election Results

Thom Tillis (Rep) will take on Kay Hagan (Dem) in the November general election.
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Thom Tillis bested the wide field of GOP contenders for U.S. Senate with 45 percent of the vote. It was a wide enough margin to avoid a runoff -  a scenario many in the Republican party are glad to have avoided. He'll now turn his attention to incumbent Democrat, Kay Hagan, who won her primary (as expected), taking 76 percent of the vote.

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Politics & Government
7:37 am
Wed May 7, 2014

A Nominee And A Runoff: Open Congressional Races

Alma Adams (third from left) beat all of her Democratic Primary Challengers on Tuesday night.
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Voters narrowed the crowded field of candidates in two open congressional races last night. They chose a Democratic nominee in the 12th and narrowed a group of Republicans in the 6th to two.
 Voters narrowed the crowded field of candidates in two open congressional races last night. They chose a Democratic nominee in the 12th and narrowed a group of Republicans in the 6th to two.  

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Politics & Government
10:23 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

'Elections Should Be Public Affairs' - NC Independents Protest Voting Rules

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Members of North Carolina Independents, a non-partisan association of unaffiliated voters, plan to picket in downtown Greensboro Tuesday to protest barriers to access for independent candidates and voters. UNC Greensboro professor Omar Ali is a founder of the group.

"Elections should be public affairs, but what has happened is that the political parties which are private organizations have control over the process, and create laws to make it very difficult for the outsiders, the unaffiliated voters, to get in," says Ali. 

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Politics & Government
8:48 am
Fri May 2, 2014

Early Voting Numbers Measuring Up Despite Law Changes

Ealy voting for the 2014 Primary is winding down in North Carolina.
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Early voters in North Carolina have just one more day to cast ballots ahead of Primary Day on May 6th.  The one-stop voting period ends around noon on Saturday.    

Board spokesman Josh Lawson says Thursday's voter totals have not yet been counted, but numbers through Wednesday have been encouraging. 

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Politics & Government
5:00 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Early Voting Starts Today

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Early voting begins today for the May primary election.

Today is the first day North Carolinians can cast their votes in this year's primary election. 289 sites across the state will be open for residents to come to the polls. That's 77 more locations than in 2010.

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Politics & Government
9:25 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

The Voter Registration Deadline Is Fast Approaching

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Last year the General Assembly passed new rules for North Carolina voters.  They include shortening the time for early voting and eliminating the ability to register when casting an early ballot. 

Veronica DeGraffenreid works for the State Board of Elections.  She says the deadline to register is at the end of the week.

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Politics & Government
4:00 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

State Libertarians Happy To Be On The Ballot

Libertarians in the state are holding a candidate forum this afternoon featuring two contenders for the party's U.S. Senate nomination.

This is only the second time in state history that Libertarians have an official presence on the primary ballot. Tim D'Annunzio and Sean Haugh are the party's primary contenders in the U.S. Senate race.

Brian Irving is the communications director for the state Libertarian party. He says the candidate forum and this weekend's annual state convention will help prepare other Libertarians who're also on the ballot.

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Politics & Government
5:00 am
Mon February 24, 2014

NC Republican Candidates In U.S. Senate Race Could Split The Vote

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Campaign season is officially underway for this state’s May primary. Candidates have until the end of this week to file for office. One of the most closely watched races is the Republican primary for U.S. Senate. The winner will likely face Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan.

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Politics & Government
5:33 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

Matheny Enters Race To Replace Coble

Zack Matheny announced his candidacy for Congress Monday. His Two of his children were on hand at the announcement where Matheny emphasized aviation, hard work and common sense.
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Greensboro City Councilman Zack Matheny declared his candidacy for congress Monday. He made his announcement in front of a private jet inside of an airplane hangar. He’s known as a moderate republican who will vie for the 6th congressional seat being vacated by the retiring Howard Coble.  He touted job creation, corporate recruitment and his hopes to follow Coble’s reputation for strong constituent services. Matheny was recently re-elected to his 4th term on the City Council and he’s well known in parts of the 6th district.

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