Tag Archives: North Carolina

Politico: Lara Trump May Run For US Senate In 2022

Politico reports: Lara Trump, daughter-in-law of President Donald Trump, is considering a Senate run in North Carolina, according to two people familiar with her plans. She is looking at a possible run in 2022, as Republican Sen. Richard Burr’s term comes to a close. Burr has said he will not seek reelection after more than 15 years in office. Though …

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Dem Kathy Manning Flips North Carolina House Seat

Greensboro’s CBS News affiliate reports: Democratic nominee Kathy Manning won the seat as the new congresswoman in North Carolina’s 6th Congressional District Tuesday. Manning won the race against Republican candidate Joseph Lee Haywood. The two faced off to claim a seat in the US House of Representatives in order to represent North Carolina in Congressional District 6. The newly seated …

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North Carolina Cops Sued For Voter Intimidation

NBC News reports: A federal lawsuit is accusing police in North Carolina of voter intimidation after they deployed pepper spray during a get-out-the vote rally and hauled several participants to jail in a chaotic display of pre-Election Day discord. The complaint, filed late Monday against the police chief of Graham, a rural community west of Durham, and the Alamance County …

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NC Cops Pepper-Spray Voters Marching To Polls [VIDEO]

The Daily Beast reports: On the final day of early voting in North Carolina, police in Alamance County pepper-sprayed a group of voters who were marching to the polls, leaving demonstrators injured and vomiting in the streets. At least one journalist was arrested in the chaotic showdown on Saturday in Alamance County, a red county but one that may decide …

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Cunningham +3 Over Tillis In Latest NC Senate Poll

The New York Times reports: Joseph R. Biden Jr. holds a small but durable lead over President Trump in North Carolina, where fully 64 percent of likely voters say they have already cast their ballots, according to a New York Times/Siena College poll released on Thursday. In a crucial race for control of the Senate, Cal Cunningham, the Democrat, also …

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POLL: Biden +4 In FL, Biden +3 In NC, Biden +3 In AZ

Reuters reports: Democratic presidential challenger Joe Biden led President Donald Trump by a solid margin in Wisconsin and maintained a narrower advantage in Pennsylvania with just over a week until Election Day, Reuters/Ipsos opinion polls showed on Monday. Reuters/Ipsos is polling likely voters in six states – Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Michigan, North Carolina, Florida and Arizona – that will play critical …

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Trump Asks SCOTUS To Limit NC Absentee Ballot Count

Reuters reports: President Donald Trump’s campaign again asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Sunday to block North Carolina’s plan for counting absentee ballots that arrive after the Nov. 3 Election Day, the latest legal tussle in a wide-ranging fight over mail-in voting. The campaign initially filed the application on Thursday after a U.S. federal appeals court decision last week left …

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Superspreader NC Church Linked To 82 Cases, 3 Deaths

Charlotte’s CBS News affiliate reports: A woman says her mother-in-law has died after attending a convocation at a Charlotte church now potentially linked to the county’s single-largest COVID-19 outbreak. The county is reporting 82 cases and three deaths along with a cluster of six cases at a senior living facility. This is all stemming from events held at United House …

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GOP Loses NC Fight To Limit Absentee Ballot Counting

Reuters reports: A U.S. federal appeals court late on Tuesday left in place North Carolina’s plan for counting absentee ballots that arrive after Election Day, dealing a setback to President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign. In a 12-3 decision, the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals denied a bid to halt the North Carolina State Board of Elections from tallying ballots …

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ABC/WaPo Poll Shows NC Senate And WH Races Tied

The Washington Post reports: Republican Sen. Thom Tillis and Democrat Cal Cunningham are locked in a toss-up Senate race in North Carolina, where roughly a quarter of voters say the challenger’s extramarital affair is important in their vote but with far more saying control of the Senate and the incumbent’s support for President Trump matter, a Washington Post-ABC News poll …

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Ex-GOP State Rep Charged For Assaulting Poll Worker

The Raleigh News & Observer reports: A former Republican state legislator was charged with assaulting an election worker at a Wake County early voting site on Friday morning. Gary Pendleton was an official Republican poll observer at the Northern Regional Center, 350 East Holding Ave. in Wake Forest, where he was charged with a misdemeanor assault. Pendleton, 73, served in …

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Court: NC Absentee Ballots Need Witness Signature

Reuters reports: A federal judge late on Wednesday ruled that absentee ballots in the presidential battleground state of North Carolina must have a witness signature, a boost for Republican groups seeking to enforce stricter rules on mail-in voting. U.S. District Judge William Osteen in Greensboro issued an injunction essentially barring voters from being able to “fix” an absentee ballot they …

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Cal Cunningham +4 Over Thom Tillis In NC Senate Poll

From Monmouth Polling: The Monmouth University Poll finds North Carolina’s U.S. Senate election has shifted in the Democrat’s favor since last month. Among registered voters, challenger Cal Cunningham has 48% support and first-term Republican incumbent Thom Tillis has 44% support. Other voter support goes to Libertarian Shannon Bray (3%) and Kevin Hayes of the Constitution Party (<1%), with 3% undecided. …

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Joe Biden +3 In New Monmouth North Carolina Poll

ABC News reports: A new poll finds Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden with a slight advantage over President Trump in North Carolina, which Trump carried by less than 3 points in 2016. The latest Monmouth University poll finds Biden at 49 percent and Trump at 46 percent in the state, with 3 percent supporting Libertarian Party candidate Jo Jorgensen and …

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Cal Cunningham +5 Over Thom Tillis In NC Senate Poll

Reuters reports: Democratic Senate challenger Cal Cunningham appears to lead incumbent Senator Thom Tillis in North Carolina, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll taken as the news broke of Tillis’ COVID-19 diagnosis and a scandal involving Cunningham. 47% of likely voters polled Sept. 29 to Oct. 6 said they planned to vote for the Democratic challenger, former state Senator Cunningham. Cunningham …

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Trump Camp Tells NC Officials To Ignore Ballot Rules

The Associated Press reports: When Donald Trump’s campaign took issue with a new rule on processing some votes in North Carolina, it didn’t just complain to the Board of Elections and file a lawsuit. It wrote to some of the state’s 100 local election offices with extraordinary guidance: Ignore that rule. “The NC Republican Party advises you to not follow …

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Dem NC Senate Candidate Cal Cunningham Admits To Sexting With Woman, Says He Won’t Drop Out Of Race

The Raleigh News & Observer reports: North Carolina Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Cal Cunningham, a married father of two, sent text messages of a sexual nature to a woman who is not his wife, his campaign confirmed Friday night. The text messages between Cunningham and Arlene Guzman Todd, a public relations strategist from California, were first reported Thursday night by …

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CBS News Poll: Biden And Trump Tied In GA And NC

CBS News reports: New polling by CBS News shows Biden and Trump locked in a virtual tie in two key states — Georgia and North Carolina — with a majority of Democratic voters in both states saying the Supreme Court fight has made them more energized about voting in November. Trump is winning the support of 47 percent of likely …

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Trump Exhorts Rally Cultists To Chant “Fill That Seat”

Raleigh’s ABC News affiliate reports: “Fill the seat” seemed to be the theme of President Donald Trump’s 14th visit to North Carolina on Saturday evening at the Fayetteville Regional Airport. At the rally, he was joined, notably, by Lt. Gov. Dan Forest and Sen. Thom Tillis. Trump turned to Tillis before rallying his audience with chants to “fill that seat!” …

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Biden +3, Cunningham +4 In New North Carolina Poll

Politico reports: A Suffolk University/USA Today poll released Thursday reports that 46 percent of the North Carolina likely voters surveyed prefer Biden, while 43 percent favor Trump. Biden’s lead falls within the poll’s margin of error of plus or minus 4.4 percentage points. Trump won North Carolina’s 15 Electoral College votes by 3.8 percentage points in 2016. The state has …

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