N.C. early voting

Local News
3:28 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

NC Early Voting Turnout On Pace To Beat 2010 Despite Fewer Days

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Turnout for early voting in North Carolina is on pace to exceed totals from the last midterm election even though the early voting period is seven days shorter.

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NC News
9:22 am
Thu October 23, 2014

Early Voting And Other Election Matters With Analyst Michael Bitzer

Today is the first day of early voting in North Carolina for next month’s election.   Because of a law passed last year by Republicans in the General Assembly, the number of early voting days has been reduced.  The law also does away with same-day registration.  So, if you haven’t yet registered to vote, you won’t be able to cast a ballot this election.   Joining Morning Edition host Marshall Terry for our Thursday political chat is Catawba Science political professor Michael Bitzer.


Local News
9:10 am
Mon August 11, 2014

Inside The Case: Why Federal Judge Denied Injunction Against NC Voting Changes

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 A federal judge ruled late Friday against the U.S. Justice Department's request to put some of North Carolina's sweeping election changes on hold. Judge Thomas Schroeder's decision comes about a month after a four-day hearing in Winston-Salem, in which the Justice Department, the NAACP and other plaintiffs said the changes will deny or curtail African-Americans' right to vote. 

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Local News
9:54 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Federal Judge Set To Decide If NC Voting Changes Will Cause 'Irreparable Harm' In November

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.

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Local News
10:21 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

NC's Voting Changes 'Especially Troubling,' Holder Says In Announcing Lawsuit

The federal government is suing North Carolina over its sweeping new voting law. The Justice Department announced Monday it'll challenge at least four parts of the law that it says will restrict minorities' right to vote.


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Local News
7:35 am
Mon November 5, 2012

Republicans Make Gains In Early Voting Turnout

A part of the line of waiting voters Saturday at Charlotte's Veterans Park.
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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.

In 2008, early voting gave then-Senator Obama a big lead in North Carolina that Senator John McCain nearly erased on election day.

This year, President Obama still has a comfortable lead. But about 52,000 fewer Democrats and about 65,000 more Republicans cast early ballots.

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Politics
12:03 pm
Sun November 4, 2012

Crowds Flock To The Polls As Early Voting Ends

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 in North Carolina this year. That’s about 41 percent of the state’s 6.6 million registered voters, according to the N.C. Board of Elections.

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