Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Politics | North Carolina Republicans Targeted Voter Fraud. Did They Look at the Wrong Kind? Supported by ByAlan Blinder and Michael Wines Dec. 5, 2018 LUMBERTON, N.C. — It was a triumphant moment for North Carolina Republicans in 2013 when they enacted one of the nation’s most aggressive voter-identification laws. The measure would combat voter fraud, they argued — though, as federal courts later ruled, it would almost certainly reduce African-American Democratic turnout. At the same time, the law made it easier to obtain mail-in absentee ballots, a form of voting that Republicans used more than Democrats. But now, with an investigation underway into potential abuse of absentee ballots in a disputed House race, North Carolina’s tangled, partisan history of voting rights and fraud is under … [Read more...] about North Carolina Republicans Targeted Voter Fraud. Did They Look at the Wrong Kind?
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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — The death toll from Florence rose Monday to at least 32 people and the governor of North Carolina warned residents the danger is not over as floodwaters continue to rise. A break in the clouds couldn't diminish the looming threat of overflowing rivers and lakes threatening to swallow whole communities. Brandon Plotnick came to have a look at an overflowing dam near Fayetteville. "It's fun to get out and everybody's getting stir crazy being stuck in the house, but that's a lot of water that has to go somewhere," he said. The city's Cape Fear River is the biggest worry. As of Monday, it was up to 54 feet, and is expected to crest at 62 feet Tuesday. Parts of Fayetteville are already underwater, with the worst yet to come. In the last 36 hours, CBS News has seen hundreds of rescues, evacuations and road closings up and down the swollen Lumber River. Pembroke police rescue commander Matthew Locklear said an ambulance flooded and they had to "evacuate ourselves." … [Read more...] about North Carolina governor warns “worst flooding yet” from Florence still to come
News / World by Press Association 15/09/2018, 7:24 pm FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter US President Donald Trump has issued a disaster declaration for North Carolina as officials warn the state could experience its most severe flooding ever. The death toll from the hurricane-turned-tropical storm has climbed to at least five. A day after Florence blew ashore in North Carolina with 90 mph winds, more than 2ft of rain had fallen in places, with forecasters saying there could be an additional one-and-a-half feet by the end of the weekend. Rivers and creeks rose towards historic levels, threatening flash flooding that could devastate communities and endanger dams, roads and bridges. “I cannot overstate it: Floodwaters are rising, and if you aren’t watching for them you are risking your life,” the state’s governor Roy Cooper said. In its initial onslaught along the coast, Florence buckled buildings, … [Read more...] about Storm Florence: Disaster declared in North Carolina
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by ByDavid Zucchino and Richard Fausset Aug. 28, 2018 DURHAM, N.C. — The federal court ruling on Monday declaring that North Carolina’s congressional district map was unfair to Democrats — and might have to be redrawn soon — threw the state’s politics into confusion bordering on chaos. Candidates like Linda Coleman were left struggling to understand what would come next, and how the fast-approaching midterm elections would now be conducted. The court left open a host of possibilities. Ms. Coleman might have to run in a new Democratic primary, in a newly drawn district with voters who do not know her. Or she might find herself in an open, multicandidate election with no primary at all. Then again, the old map and her current district, including part of Raleigh and … [Read more...] about Judges’ Ruling on Election Map Plunges North Carolina Politics Into Disarray
close Video Four states to hold primaries on May 8 Voters prepare to head to the polls in Ohio, North Carolina, Indiana and West Virginia for primary elections; Bryan Llenas shares insight. **Want FOX News Halftime Report in your inbox every day? Sign up here.** WEST VIRGINIA Polls close: 7:30 p.m. ETrd House DistrictAP: “A defiant Don Blankenship fired back after President Donald Trump urged West Virginia voters to support opponents of the former coal executive – and former convict – in the Republican U.S. Senate primary. Blankenship said in a statement: ‘I will win the primary and I will beat Joe Manchin. Neither of my opponents can beat Joe Manchin without my support, but I will beat Joe Manchin even without the support of the establishment.’ Trump tweeted earlier Monday that Blankenship would lose the general election to Manchin, the Democratic incumbent senator. The stakes are high for a Republican Party bracing … [Read more...] about Races to watch in West Virginia, Indiana, Ohio and North Carolina primaries