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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....
From: Dogwood
Move Over Murder Hornets. Venomous 'Puss Caterpillars' Are Taking Over.
BLACKSBURG- This fall, you might see some tiny, toupee-like caterpillars crawling around trees or shrubs across Virginia....
From: Cardinal & Pine
Cunningham Moves Forward with US Senate Campaign
The Democratic US Senate candidate looks to refocus his campaign after a turbulent week in the pivotal race....
From: The Americano
5 Reasons the LGBTQ Community Loves Kamala Harris
With the addition of the California Senator, Joe Biden has assembled the most pro-equality presidential ticket in U.S. history....
Study Finds Trump Is the Leading Source of COVID-19 Misinformation
Thirty-eight percent of the over 1 million articles with coronavirus misinformation featured the president....
From: Queen City Nerve
'Fragile Democracy' Tells of Struggle for Voting Rights in NC
As documented in Fragile Democracy, arguments over who deserves to vote are tied to struggles over whose interests government should serve....
What Amy Coney Barrett on the Supreme Court Could Mean for Your Reproductive Rights
Critics of Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett are worried about what her confirmation will mean for the future of family planningparticularly...
From: Cardinal & Pine
‘They’re Coming for You’: The Five Takeaways for NC From Harris-Pence Debate
Inside the only vice presidential debate, and what NC should take away from two very different candidates in Kamala Harris and Mike Pence....
From: The Americano
Trump Speculates Gold Star Families Could Have Given Him COVID-19
President Trump says Gold Star families could be the reason why he contracted COVID-19, saying they got too close to him....
From: Sightline Institute
North Carolina's Witness Rule Favors White Voters - Sightline Institute
North Carolina's ballot witness rule contributes to Black voters' absentee ballots being more likely to be rejected....
From: The Coastland Times
Judge delays ruling on North Carolina absentee ballot procedure - The Coastland Times
A federal judge leveled sharp criticism on Wednesday against a procedure giving North Carolina voters more leeway to fix witness problems on absentee...
Battleground 2020: North Carolina's Suburbs
Suburbs could be make or break in the presidential election...
Trump Administration Knew What It Was Doing With Its Child-Separation Policy, Watchdog Report Says
The Justice Department's inspector general found that Jeff Sessions and others actively encouraged the 2018 child-separation policy....
From: The Copper Courier
Trump Abruptly Ends COVID Relief Talks Only to Later Tweet Demands for More Aid
The president may want to undo his decision to end COVID stimulus talks until after the election, but analysts say Biden would be better for the...
From: Cardinal & Pine
With Thousands of Ballots in Limbo, Federal Judge Delays Ruling on NC Absentee Ballots
Voting rights advocates say that NC is running out of time before Election Day to decide what to do with thousands of absentee ballots....
From: Forbes
More Than 4 Million People Have Already Voted In The Election, 50 Times This Point In 2016
With four weeks left to go until the election between Joe Biden and Donald Trump, more than 4 million Americans have already cast their vote....
From: North Carolina Health News
Voters in long-term care could face difficulty
An octogenarians story shows the many obstacles to voting in long-term care facilities in the 2020 election....
From: Cardinal & Pine
'We Are Going to Do This Together’: Jill Biden Calls For Unity, Touts Joe Biden’s Resilience in NC Visit
JIll Biden had a busy day in NC Tuesday, speaking with veterans and holding rallies in Greenville and Fayetteville....
WATCH: Americans With Pre-Existing Conditions Sound Off on the Potential Repeal of the ACA
Up to 133 million Americans have pre-existing conditions covered by the Affordable Care Act...
From: Cardinal & Pine
Trump Will Get Top-Notch Care for COVID-19. Not All Americans Can Say the Same.
The care President Trump is likely to receive will set him apart from most Americans...
Trump Appointee Pressured CDC to Alter Report on COVID-19 Risks in Children
Political operative requested changes that downplayed the risks of COVID-19 to children as schools...
Stripper Polls: The Racy Voting PSA That's Actually All About The Issues
An Atlanta director says no one is engaging with Black men about the upcoming election...
From: Inside Climate News
Governor Roy Cooper Led North Carolina to Act on Climate Change. Will That Help Him Win a 2nd Term?
A fierce effort to flip a Republican-led legislature, a closely watched Senate race and a tight presidential contest make North Carolina a political...
From: North Carolina Health News
Getting out the vote in jail, during a pandemic
In the autumn of a normal election year, Zion Lemelle would gather the requisite voter registration forms and absentee ballot requests...
From: U.S. News
Judge OK’s North Carolina plan to ease absentee voting rules
A North Carolina judge has decided to allow the state to move forward with a settlement reached last week to ease certain absentee ballot voting...
From: WRAL
Thom Tillis says only mild symptoms remain after COVID diagnosis
U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis says he is doing well after experiencing mild symptoms following a positive coronavirus test.
From: WRAL News
Trump says poll watchers can combat election fraud, but crowds of people monitoring NC polling sites aren't allowed
President Donald Trump continues to suggest the upcoming election will be rife with fraud and that his supporters need to...
From: The Hill
GOP Sen. Thom Tillis tests positive for coronavirus
Sen. Thom Tillis (N.C.) said on Friday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus, becoming the second GOP senator...
From: Courier
President Trump and First Lady Test Positive for Coronavirus
Trump has held multiple events without masks or social distancing, The presidents senior adviser, Hope Hicks, also tested positive.
From: NPR
'Unhinged,' 'Predictable': What Undecided Debate Watchers Thought Of Candidates
Undecided voters are typically the target of presidential debates, but it's unclear whether Tuesday night's...
From: The Star Tribune
Here's the reality behind Trump's claims about mail voting
President Donald Trump continued his assault on the integrity of the U.S. elections during the first presidential debate Tuesday...
From: Carolina Coast Online
Federal judge questions North Carolina absentee rule change
A federal judge said Wednesday that a North Carolina elections board directive making it easier for voters to fix witness deficiencies...
From: The Gander
Trump Called Racial Sensitivity Trainings ‘Racist’ and ‘Radical.’ Here’s What Actually Happens in Them.
While refusing to condemn white supremacists and right-wing militias at Tuesday night’s debate, President Trump misled the American public...
From: Cardinal & Pine
10 Things for North Carolina to Take Away From a Chaotic Biden-Trump Debate
The first debate involved a lot of shouting and interruptions, mostly from the president. But in North Carolina...
From: Courier
Harris Reminds North Carolina What’s at Stake with SCOTUS
Democratic vice presidential nominee explains how millions could lose health insurance.
From: Chapelboro
Ballot Selfies Are Still Illegal in North Carolina — Even At Home
North Carolinians have been submitting absentee ballot requests more this election cycle than usual...
From: The Hill
Poll: Biden, Trump tied in North Carolina
A new poll of North Carolina shows Democrat Joe Biden with a razor-thin lead in the battleground state of North Carolina...
From: WCNC Charlotte
Want to help as a poll worker this year? Here's how.
North Carolina and South Carolina are both in need of poll workers ahead of the 2020 general election.
From: ABC 13 News
Pandemic overwhelms Trump's message in battleground state of North Carolina
President Donald Trump is fighting to fill a Supreme Court vacancy, howling with unsubstantiated claims...
From: The Fayetteville Observer
North Carolina: 'Ground zero' in 2020 election
The signs of North Carolina’s battleground status in the 2020 elections are prolific...
From: WXII The Triad
North Carolina takes national campaign spending crown in 2 races
Two North Carolina races are spending more money than their counterparts across the country...
From: Cardinal & Pine
After Trump’s Attacks on Election, Both Parties Vow Orderly Transition
Republicans and Democrats alike pushed back against fears that President Trump would not cede power if he loses the election.
From: The Courier
Trump’s Latest Executive Order Does Absolutely Nothing to Protect People With Pre-Existing Conditions
Instead, the president is suing to overturn the law that actually prohibits insurance companies...
From: The Courier
I’m a Military Spouse Who’s Voted by Mail My Entire Adult Life. It’s Not Always Easy But It Is Safe.
Every year I undertake a convoluted process to ensure I can cast an absentee ballot.
From: MarketWatch
Trump addresses pre-existing conditions and surprise billing in North Carolina, as analysts say it’s just a ‘photo op’
Executive orders are about a ‘health-care message before the Nov. 3 election’ and won’t have a practical impact
From: Raleigh News & Observer
Want to vote in person and early in North Carolina? Here's what you need to know.
This fall, North Carolina’s more than 7 million voters will chose candidates for president, U.S. Senate...
From: Cardinal & Pine
Joe Biden Promises to Raise Minimum Wage and Invest in Schools During North Carolina Visit
Biden talked about how his administration would improve the lives of Black North Carolinians.
From: CNN
The two Republican members of the North Carolina State Board of Elections abruptly resign
The two Republican members of the NC State Board of Elections said in separate letters that they felt misled...
From: Courier
We Spoke to Three Women Who Had to Close Their Businesses Indefinitely Because of the Pandemic
Small businesses have been crushed by the economic crisis.
From: ProPublica
In North Carolina, Black Voters’ Mail-In Ballots Much More Likely to Be Rejected Than Those From Any Other Race
Black voters were more than twice as likely to have mail-in ballots rejected...
From: WXII
The Ones To Watch: 2020 North Carolina political races that will influence the state's future
The presidential race will dominate what you see and hear about this election...
From: New and Observer
NC voters who make mistakes on mail-in ballots will now have an easier way to fix them
People who mess up their mail-in ballots will have an easier time fixing them...
From: New York Times
The White House, Senate and Supreme Court Could All Hinge on North Carolina
“No one believes we can keep a Senate majority unless we win North Carolina,” Mr. Tillis said on Saturday
From: WRAL
Supreme Court vacancy could affect Senate race more than presidential battle in NC
U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis was among those in the Republican majority to hold up the confirmation...
From: WRAL
State Board of Elections: 'Unprecedented' demand slowing online ballot-tracking service
A massive spike in absentee ballot requests has caused a backlog at local boards of elections...
From: WCNC
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden will visit Charlotte Wednesday
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden will make a stop in Charlotte on Wednesday.
From: WXII
North Carolina: Collegiate journalists launch 'One Vote NC' project to inform voters on their campus
Young adults are now the largest voting block in America, and the "One Vote NC" effort...
From: ABC13
Absentee ballots in NC denied due to these simple mistakes, election official says
“On the inside, there's a nice little review checklist for you that reminds you to sign..."

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