2016 Election

The outcome of this year's governor's race in North Carolina remains up-in-the-air as provisional and absentee ballots continue to get counted.  Democrat Roy Cooper is now ahead of Republican incumbent Pat McCrory by just under 5,000 votes. 

But McCrory is suspicious of about 90,000 votes reported late from early voting in Durham County.  While Cooper has declared victory, McCrory has questioned the legitimacy of the vote ever since Election Night.

The Durham County elections board is defending itself against charges by Governor Pat McCrory’s campaign of wrongful or illegal conduct in last Tuesday’s ballot count. After troubles on Election Day, the heavily Democratic County reported 94,000 ballots late.

In an effort to diversify magnet schools, the CMS board will begin placing heavy priority on a student's socio-economic status in student assignment decisions. That's part of the first phase of the board's student re-assignment plan passed unanimously Wednesday night.

Among the factors the district will take into account are income, parents' education levels, and English language fluency. The changes will only affect students applying to enter magnet programs.

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  Republicans had a big night in Mecklenburg County, and across the state in Tuesday's election.  They may have Donald Trump to thank. 

Maps show a change in Pat McCrory's support in Mecklenburg County between 2012 and 2016. Red is Republican (McCrory) and Blue is Roy Cooper (Democrat).
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Democrat Roy Cooper is claiming victory in his bid to unseat Governor Pat McCrory, though results aren’t final. If he loses, the governor can trace the defeat in part to Mecklenburg County. Changing voting patterns and his stand on controversial issues, including I-77 tolls, have eroded the former Charlotte mayor’s popularity at home. 

President Obama speaks about Election 2016
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President Obama spoke at the White House on Wednesday, a day after the candidate he hoped would carry on his legacy suffered a devastating blow to Donald Trump.

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Hillary Clinton is conceding defeat to President-elect Donald Trump, capping off one of the biggest upsets in modern political history.

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We know the big news. Republican Donald Trump has been elected the 45th President of the United States of America. We also know that he will work with a GOP controlled US House and Senate.

But what do we know about state races and the roll North Carolina played in electing Trump the 45th President of the United States?

GOP Maintains Supermajority In NC Legislature

Nov 9, 2016
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In the North Carolina legislature, Republicans maintained their supermajority in both the House and Senate. That means regardless of who's governor, lawmakers can override him.

Hudson Wins The 8th

Nov 8, 2016

The AP has declared Republican Richard Hudson winner in the race for North Carolina's 8th District of the U.S. House of Representatives. 

Stay tuned to WFAE tonight for more results on this Election Day and listen for updates and analysis tomorrow on Morning Edition starting at 5:00.

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