2020 election

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    Will Gov. Cooper & Lt. Gov. Robinson Agree On Anything?

    Democrat Roy Cooper and Republican Mark Robinson have begun work as North Carolina’s two highest-level leaders. But the two men hold very different views of the world, as evidenced by the remarks each made when sworn into office. That will make for a fascinating four years of competing visions and…
    Donna Martinez, January 13, 2021
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    Republicans Make Surprising Strides in NC Judicial Races

    Election season this year has been like no other. Americans are still raising questions about the presidential race, and control of the US Senate hangs in the balance of one state, Georgia, as it goes into a runoff this year. North Carolinians are facing an additional election anomaly in the…
    Brenee Goforth, December 4, 2020
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    Axios: Schumer Blames Cal Cunningham

    Axios reports that Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has told Democrat donors that N.C. Senate candidate Cal Cunningham’s inability to “keep his zipper up” is responsible for Democrats’ inability to take control of the U.S. Senate on election night. Chuck Schumer told party donors during recent calls that the death…
    Donna Martinez, December 1, 2020
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    Secure Election Integrity BEFORE Elections, Not After

    America’s elections have come under much scrutiny over the past few years. Following the 2016 presidential election, investigations went underway to determine what role foreign influences could have played in the election. This year, allegations of voter fraud are being investigated in numerous states, and all of this combined could…
    Brenee Goforth, December 1, 2020
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    Tuesday 10 am Update: Paul Newby Leads By 367 Votes In Chief Justice Race

    UPDATED AT 10 AM: Can it get any closer? The State Board of Elections website shows that the last vote count added to the Election 2020 total occurred Tuesday morning. In the race for Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, Republican Paul Newby maintains a lead of…
    Donna Martinez, November 17, 2020
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    NC Election Outcomes: Tight Races and Divided Government

    This year’s election had record voter turnout. With more people casting ballots than in any other year in recent memory, more North Carolinians voiced their opinions at the ballot box. North Carolina is a unique state, being much more comfortable with divided government than other states. As reporters Martha Quillin…
    Brenee Goforth, November 13, 2020
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    School board election data summary

    Below are preliminary figures from school board elections across North Carolina.  Note that recounts and absentee ballots may change the outcome of some school board elections.   Summary 79 school districts 467 candidates   Partisan/Nonpartisan 171 partisan candidates 296 nonpartisan candidates   Party Affiliation 65 Democrats 1…
    Terry Stoops, November 6, 2020
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    2020 Election Ripe With Confusion & Contradictory Election Rules

    This year’s election cycle has been like no other. Polling places are socially distanced, an unprecedented number of absentee ballots have been submitted, and hundreds of lawsuits have been filed. One constant fixture of the 2020 elections in North Carolina has been frequent so-called “numbered memos” from the state Board…
    Brenee Goforth, November 3, 2020