With in person early voting set to begin on Thursday, it remains to be seen whether or not students and employees at Appalachian State University will have access to an early-voting site on campus…
• Senate campaign flier uses lynching photo: The leaflets, which read “Kay Hagan doesn’t win! Obama’s impeachment will begin! Vote in 2014″ were left on cars outside two Fayetteville churches. Both Democrats and Republicans say they know nothing about the flier, which did not endorse any candidate and said it was paid for by Concerned Citizens of Cumberland County. Read more.
• Tillis to debate… himself? A fourth U.S. Senate televised debate is scheduled for tonight, but only one candidate is planning on participating. Assuming it goes ahead, the one-man debate will air at 7pm on Time Warner Cable News. Read more.
• The final two weeks: Moving into the final countdown to the general election, Dr. Michael Bitzer reports an increase in mail-in ballot requests, especially by registered Republicans. Read more.
• State appeals Watauga early-voting ruling: The State Board of Elections is asking the NC Supreme Court to issue an emergency stay on an order requiring at least one early-voting site on Appalachian State University campus. Early voting begins Thursday. Read more.
• Financial industry invests in both sides of Senate race – The News & Observer reports: “As Election Day nears, this much is clear: In one of the nation’s most closely watched races, North Carolina voters wil choose a U.S. senator from two pro-business candidates with strong backing from the people running financial companies regulated by the federal government.” Read more.
• Follow the money: The North Carolina Senate race is poised to be the nation’s most expensive Senate race ever — outside interest groups have spent or committed more than $103 million in the contest. Read more.
Good morning, it’s State Fair season and what nice weather for it. Indy Week once sent its theater critic to ‘review’ the fair. The result was priceless. Elections & Politics • Americans for Prosperity says misleading voter mailings came from Arkansas: In a letter sent to the State Board of Elections in response to their […]
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The latest North Carolina poll released by Public Policy Polling finds Kay Hagan with a small lead over Thom Tillis for the sixth month in a row with … More
Four U.S. Senate candidates are scheduled to face off Friday evening at UNC Charlotte in an "all inclusive" debate sponsored by Free the Vote North … More
A second federal judge has ruled that North Carolina's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional and must be struck down. U.S. District Judge … More
The Watauga Democrat reports that a Wake County Superior Court judge has ruled an early voting plan approved by the State Board of Elections for … More
Same-sex couples across the state lined up early this morning to apply for marriage licenses on the first full day of marriage equality in North … More
Same-sex marriage became legal in North Carolina on Friday after a federal judge in Asheville struck down Amendment One as unconstitutional. U.S. … More