2012 Election http://wfae.org en DNC Host Committee Still $10 Million Short http://wfae.org/post/dnc-host-committee-still-10-million-short <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Charlotte host committee is still $10 million short of its fundraising goal for the convention and has had to tap a line of credit guaranteed by Duke Energy.</span></p><p>A new report shows the committee made little progress – barely a drop in the bucket -- with only half-a-dozen contributions in the past few months. So Duke Energy may just have to foot the bill after all.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Two years ago, DNC organizers were confident they wouldn't need to use Duke Energy's $10 million line of credit.</span></p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 22:14:53 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 20626 at http://wfae.org DNC Host Committee Still $10 Million Short Explaining NC's Strange Straight-Party Voting Law http://wfae.org/post/explaining-ncs-strange-straight-party-voting-law <p>North Carolina voters got an extra bit of instruction at the polls today regarding a quirk in the state's straight-party voting rules.&nbsp; It's nothing new – in fact, it's been the law since the 1960s – but it's a perpetual source of confusion. The quirk is this: in North Carolina people who choose to vote straight-party still have to vote separately for president. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 06 Nov 2012 22:15:10 +0000 Julie Rose 15290 at http://wfae.org Democrats Continue Early-Voting Advantage, But Don't Assume Too Much http://wfae.org/post/democrats-continue-early-voting-advantage-dont-assume-too-much <p>With a week to go in North Carolina’s early voting, can we see any trends that might lead one to hypothesize that one presidential camp could be leading over the other, or is it a coin-toss still in terms of the numbers?</p> Mon, 29 Oct 2012 17:14:59 +0000 Michael Bitzer 14710 at http://wfae.org Democrats Continue Early-Voting Advantage, But Don't Assume Too Much