N.C. early voting http://wfae.org en Federal Judge Set To Decide If NC Voting Changes Will Cause 'Irreparable Harm' In November http://wfae.org/post/federal-judge-set-decide-if-nc-voting-changes-will-cause-irreparable-harm-november <p>A federal judge will decide within the next month or two whether to put some parts of North Carolina's sweeping election law on hold. All week in Winston-Salem, the U.S. Justice Department, the NAACP, and other groups tried to convince Judge Thom Schroeder that the changes would deny or curtail African-Americans' right to vote. WFAE's Michael Tomsic covered the hearings in Winston-Salem, which wrapped up Thursday.</p><p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 13:54:47 +0000 Michael Tomsic 54711 at http://wfae.org Federal Judge Set To Decide If NC Voting Changes Will Cause 'Irreparable Harm' In November NC's Voting Changes 'Especially Troubling,' Holder Says In Announcing Lawsuit http://wfae.org/post/ncs-voting-changes-especially-troubling-holder-says-announcing-lawsuit <p>The federal government is suing North Carolina over its sweeping new voting law. The Justice Department announced Monday it&#39;ll challenge at least four parts of the law that it says will restrict minorities&#39; right to vote.</p><p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 02:21:21 +0000 Michael Tomsic 36368 at http://wfae.org NC's Voting Changes 'Especially Troubling,' Holder Says In Announcing Lawsuit Republicans Make Gains In Early Voting Turnout http://wfae.org/post/republicans-make-gains-early-voting-turnout <p></p><p>Early voting in North Carolina wrapped up over the weekend. The turnout exceeded 2008’s by almost 100,000 votes, and a lot more Republicans cast early ballots this year.</p><p>In 2008, early voting gave then-Senator Obama a big lead in North Carolina that Senator John McCain nearly erased on election day.</p><p>This year, President Obama still has a comfortable lead. But about 52,000 fewer Democrats and about 65,000 more Republicans cast early ballots.</p> Mon, 05 Nov 2012 12:35:41 +0000 Michael Tomsic 15142 at http://wfae.org Republicans Make Gains In Early Voting Turnout Crowds Flock To The Polls As Early Voting Ends http://wfae.org/post/crowds-flock-polls-early-voting-ends <p>There were long lines at polling stations Saturday on the final day of early voting statewide. About 2.7 million voters cast early or absentee ballots&nbsp;in North Carolina this year.&nbsp;That’s about 41 percent of the state’s 6.6 million registered voters, according to the <a href="http://www.ncsbe.gov/content.aspx?id=93" target="_blank">N.C. Board of Elections</a>.</p> Sun, 04 Nov 2012 17:03:10 +0000 David Boraks 15131 at http://wfae.org