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From: WLOS
North Carolina's results could come in quickly election night, official says
The director of the state Board of Elections predicts election night in North Carolina should go smoothly because the majority of voters are voting...
From: Cardinal & Pine
NC Facing Highest COVID-19 Numbers Yet
Coronavirus cases are surging in NC, alarming officials as colder weather sets in and people grow weary of restrictions....
From: NPR
North Carolina Sees An Intense House Race
A Republican candidate for a House race in North Carolina is getting attention for his young age and for what critics say are thinly veiled white...
From: NPR
Campaign Volunteers In North Carolina Push To Turn Out More Voters
The presidential race is a toss-up in North Carolina, a state President Trump won with less than 50% of the vote in 2016. Supporters of Trump and Joe...
From: NBC News
Supreme Court won't block mail ballots in North Carolina arriving up to six days after Election Day
Earlier in the day, in a defeat for Republicans, the court declined to take another look, on a fast track, at the issue of late arriving mail ballots...
From: Cardinal & Pine
I’m a NC Teacher. You Should Vote as if Public Education is at Stake.
Its been a punishing decade for NC teachers like myself. Here's why I'm voting to remove lawmakers who want to dismantle public education....
From: Cardinal & Pine
Denied Federal Recognition for a Century, Biden and Trump Promise Change for NC’s Lumbee Tribe
In the furious final days of campaigning, Biden and Trump make their case in a struggling NC county thats home to thousands of Lumbee....
From: Cardinal & Pine
In Historic Showing, Half of NC Voters May Cast Their Ballots by Day’s End Wednesday
How a divisive partisan election and the coronavirus pandemic are impacting staggering early voting turnout in NC....
From: Cardinal & Pine
New NC Research Points to Racial Bias in Soaring Life Without Parole Sentences
Duke University researchers say they hope their ground-breaking report fuels consideration of criminal justice reform in NC....
From: CNN
North Carolina can count votes received 9 days after Election Day, Supreme Court says
The Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed the counting of ballots in North Carolina received up to nine days after the election as long as the ballots...
Changed Your Mind? You Can Still Vote in Person Even if You Requested a Mail Ballot.
It's no longer safe to assume your ballot will arrive on time if you mail it. You can, however, still vote early or on Election Day....
From: Cardinal & Pine
Early-Vote Numbers Continue to Go Up in NC
Record numbers of North Carolinians are casting their ballots during the early voting period before Nov. 3, Election Day....
From: The Hill
Trump campaign asks Supreme Court to halt North Carolina absentee ballot plan
President Trump's reelection campaign has again asked the Supreme Court to block North Carolina's absentee ballot plan after unsuccessfully...
From: WCNC
Tuesday is the last day to request absentee ballots in North Carolina
Early voting in North Carolina will continue through Saturday, Oct. 31. Voters who haven't requested a ballot or already voted can only vote on...
From: DemCast
Progressive Supreme Court Justices on the Ballot in North Carolina
Democrat Cheri Beasley, the first Black chief justice in North Carolinas history, is seeking a full term after being appointed by the governor in...
From: Eater
Fighting Voter Suppression in Hog Country, North Carolina
The residents of North Carolinas hog- and poultry-intensive eastern counties are fighting regain the power of their vote...
From: NPR
What Are North Carolina Voters Prioritizing For The 2020 Election?
NPR's Scott Simon checks in with WFAE reporter Steve Harrison on what voters in North Carolina are talking about as the elections draw near....
From: Spectrum News 1
Homeless Can Still Vote in North Carolina
Many homeless voters use a shelter address....
From: the Guardian
US 2020 election could have the highest rate of voter turnout since 1908
Data from the US Elections Project predicts a record 150m ballots, representing 65% of eligible voters, for this election...
Middle-Class Americans Should Be Earning More, According to Biden. He Says His Tax Plan Will Help.
According to one study, the American middle class should be earning $42,000 more per worker. That's a stark contrast to how tax breaks have helped the...
Trump's War On Federal Employee Protections Is Going to Hurt Black Workers
Trump's latest executive order targets thousands of federal employees. Nearly 20% of them are Black Americans....
From: Cardinal & Pine
The War on Wellons: The Misleading Mailers in a Crucial NC State Senate Race
A competitive state Senate race covering Johnston and Nash counties has been ugly, and now the Democratic candidate is speaking up....
From: Cardinal & Pine
Trump Is Punishing People Who Need Help the Most for the Crime of Living in Democratic Cities
Proposed funding cuts to cities Trump deemed "anarchist" would impact newborn screenings, addiction recovery, and mental health counseling....
Trump Attacks Tech Companies and Media in North Carolina Rally
President Donald Trump held a Wednesday night rally in battleground state North Carolina in an effort to mobilize Republican voters the night before...
From: Voice of America
US Court Upholds Extension of North Carolina Mail-In Voting Deadline
A U.S. federal appeals court has ruled thatas long asa voter in the state of North Carolina has mailed their absentee ballot no later than...
Booming suburbs boost Biden in North Carolina
The former vice president's path through North Carolina is different than the one Barack Obama took to flip the state in 2008....
From: The Keystone
Obama Urges Voters to 'Build Back Better' With Biden
Former President Barack Obama said Joe Biden made him a better president "and he has the experience and character to make us a better country."...
Federal appeals court won’t lift North Carolina ballot-receipt extension
Dissenting judges in the case have urged an urgent appeal to Supreme Court....
From: Cardinal & Pine
Commentary: North Carolina’s Modern Death Penalty Is the Fruit of a Racist Past
A major report from a leading NC criminal justice group describes how the death penalty grew from historic atrocities against Black citizens....
From: Cardinal & Pine
Keep the $325, NC General Assembly. Spend It On Safe Classrooms.
With NC schools lacking infrastructure for a safe reopen during coronavirus, a teacher says lawmakers $325 payout to parents is misguided....
An Incomplete—and Very Long—List of the Most Racist Policies the Trump Administration Has Tried to Enact
President Trump is no stranger to racist invective, and his administration hasn't shied away from broadly injecting racism into their policies. These...
From: The Americano
Trump and Biden Face Off in Final Debate—and Mics Will Be Muted
The president and former vice president will debate on COVID-19, race relations and climate change, among other hot-button issues....
US Supreme Court Nominee Amy Coney Barrett Sat on Board at Private School with Anti-Gay Rules
AP says Amy Coney Barrett sat in a leadership position at private Christian schools barring children of same-sex parents and LGBTQ teachers....
From: Cardinal & Pine
What NC Could Lose If We Lose The ACA
State officials and lawmakers say, with the US Supreme Court considering the Affordable Care Act's survival, NC has much at stake....
From: Fox News
Latino vote crucial as Democrats try to turn North Carolina away from Trump
Democratic nominee Joe Bidenappears to be ahead of President Trump by double digits among Latino registered votersin battleground states....
From: Tulsa World
North Carolina resumes processing deficient absentee ballots
North Carolina issued new guidance Monday for counties to proceed with dealing with more than 10,000 deficient absentee ballots, which have been in...
From: INDY Week
Biden Visits Durham, Stops For Milkshakes At Cook Out
The Biden campaign passed through Durham on wheels.

Spinning down Old Sharon Road Sunday afternoon, the Democratic presidential candidate’s motorcade glided by expectant Durhamites
From: ABC11 Raleigh-Durham
Joe Biden holds drive-in rally in Durham to encourage North Carolina voters as early voting remains underway
Biden and his granddaughter Finnegan arrived at RDU around 12:40 p.m. and were greeted by Gov. Roy Cooper.
From: The Daily Tar Heel
Federal court ruling requires witness signature on absentee ballots in North Carolina
After months of deliberation, a Wednesday federal ruling will now require a witness signature on all absentee ballots, even if the voter confirms...
White House Supports Herd Immunity Plan That Could Kill 3 Million People in America
White House advisors cited the "Great Barrington Declaration" as a reason to fully reopen businesses and schools....
From: The News & Observer
Trailing in polls, Trump insists he’ll win NC, re-election during visit to Greenville
Facing a large deficit in the polls with less than three weeks until Election Day, President Donald Trump returned to North Carolina on Thursday...
From: Sightline Institute
Rejected absentee numbers are within the state’s margin of victory—and could tip the Electoral College balance...
From: Cardinal & Pine
Early Voting is Underway in North Carolina. Here’s Everything You Need to Know.
The early voting period allows for same-day registration and voting, running from Oct. 15-31. It is one of the great perks of voting in NC....
From: WCNC
Gov. Cooper, Lt. Gov. Forest participate in North Carolina Gubernatorial Debate
North Carolina's response to the COVID-19 pandemic was one of the major topics of discussion at the hour-long debate....
From: The Charlotte Observer
As President Trump visits NC, Joe Biden begins to inch ahead in recent polls
After weeks of polls showing them in a virtual tie, Democrat Joe Biden appears to be edging ahead of President Donald Trump in North Carolina.
From: Cardinal & Pine
Thom Tillis Heads Back to Washington for Supreme Court Hearing
Thom Tillis announced his coronavirus diagnosis Oct. 2, but returned for the SCOTUS hearings a day after being cleared by his doctor....
From: NPR
North Carolina Lawmakers Split On Absentee Ballot Rules After 2018 Election Scandal
With hundreds of thousands of North Carolina absentee ballots in the mail, Democrats and Republicans there are still fighting over the rules on how to...
From: Forbes
Today's 2020 Election Polls: Biden, Cunningham Maintain Leads In Battleground North Carolina
Biden leads by 2.7 points on average in polls in North Carolina, a state that went to Trump by 3.6 points in 2016. ...
From: Dogwood
FBI Agent: Groups Discussed Kidnapping Virginia Governor
Members of anti-government paramilitary groups discussed kidnapping Virginias governor during a June meeting....
From: Cardinal & Pine
Want Non-Controversial Pimento Cheese? We’ve Got You and Your Crackers Covered.
North Carolina producers of pimento cheese are growing in popularity over recent controversy regarding the owner of SC's Palmetto Cheese....
From: Cardinal & Pine
Laptop Shortages Across US Widen Education Gap Even More
Families struggle to afford laptops, even in school districts that promised to buy each child a device....