Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Politics | In North Carolina, Voting Controversies Are Common. Here’s the Recent History. Supported by ByJulia Jacobs Dec. 13, 2018 In the past decade, North Carolina has been a central battleground for the partisan fight over voting restrictions. Since their takeover of the state’s General Assembly in 2010, Republicans have devised district maps and pushed through voter identification laws that have prompted a series of high-profile court cases. In a state that retained literacy tests until the 1970s, the potential for disenfranchisement of black voters is at the core of the continuing debate. The state’s Republican politicians have defended the strict voter ID rules by saying they’re meant to prevent fraud, including unsubstantiated claims of widespread voter impersonation. … [Read more...] about In North Carolina, Voting Controversies Are Common. Here’s the Recent History.
RALEIGH, N.C. — The Latest on severe weather in North Carolina (all times local): 8 p.m. Officials in North Carolina have revised downward the death toll from this week's severe weather. The state's total initially included an 82-year-old woman in Haywood County whose death was reported by state officials as storm-related. They initially said she died when her oxygen was cut off due to power outages. A news release from the governor's office Wednesday said a review of the woman's death led officials to remove it from the count, dropping the death toll to two. A statement from the state's chief medical examiner said it was thought at first to be storm-related based on lack of power to an oxygen concentrator, but that proved not to be correct. One man died Sunday when a tree fell on him in Mecklenburg County. In Yadkin County a truck driver had gotten stuck along Interstate 77 during the height of the storm Sunday and experienced chest pains after shoveling and died at a local … [Read more...] about The Latest: Officials reduce North Carolina storm death toll
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Politics | North Carolina Legislature Calls for New Primary if New Election Is Held in Disputed District Supported by ByTimothy Williams Dec. 12, 2018 LUMBERTON, N.C. — The North Carolina legislature Wednesday approved a bill requiring new primary elections if the state elections board calls for a second vote of an election. The measure opens the door for Republicans to consider replacing Mark Harris, their candidate in the disputed race in the Ninth Congressional District. The legislation, if signed by the governor, means Republicans would get to choose whether to stick with Mr. Harris, who appeared to have narrowly won a primary and general election — both now buffeted by allegations of irregularities including tainted absentee ballots — or replace him in the general election. Mr. … [Read more...] about North Carolina Legislature Calls for New Primary if New Election Is Held in Disputed District
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Politics | North Carolina Fraud Scandal Casts Shadow Over the Primary, Too Supported by ByAlan Blinder and Richard Fausset Dec. 12, 2018 ELIZABETHTOWN, N.C. — Democrats have been quick to argue that their losing candidate for Congress in North Carolina’s Ninth District may have been a victim of election fraud. But there might be a Republican victim as well. He is outgoing Representative Robert M. Pittenger, whose narrow loss to Mark Harris in the Republican primary in May is just about as studded with red flags suggesting absentee ballot fraud as the general election now under scrutiny. As with the November general election, most of the concerns about the primary center on Mr. Harris’s extraordinary success with absentee voters in Bladen County, a rural swath of southeastern North … [Read more...] about North Carolina Fraud Scandal Casts Shadow Over the Primary, Too
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's Republican Party chairman said Tuesday that the state should order a new election in an unresolved congressional race if an affidavit alleging some early voting totals were improperly shared before Election Day is accurate. The state Democratic Party gave the affidavit of Agnes Willis, a Bladen County precinct worker and registered Democrat, to the elections board two weeks ago. Willis wrote that vote tallies were printed out at Bladen's in-person early voting site after the site closed for good on the Saturday before Election Day and were reviewed by people who were not election judges. "It is my understanding that this was improper," Willis wrote in the Nov. 29 affidavit. FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2018 file photo republican Mark Harris, left, and democrat Dan McCready, right, listen to instructions during a Habitat For Humanity building event in Charlotte, N.C. North Carolina's Republican Party chairman said Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018 that … [Read more...] about GOP chairman: Vote tally sharing would warrant new North Carolina election