Advocacy groups have been urging North Carolina lawmakers to put a $1.9 billion statewide school construction bond referendum on the November 2018 ballot. Instead, legislators want to put constitutional amendments on the ballot.
State Rep. Tim Moore, the Republican House speaker, says states with voter ID laws have seen “zero decrease” in participation. As legislators consider a referendum on the issue, PolitiFact checks Moore's claim.
Conventional wisdom says it costs hundreds of thousands, even millions of dollars to win a congressional primary election. But a handful of wanna-be House members are advancing to the November ballot having spent less than $5,000.
The state NAACP on Monday threatened to sue over a new North Carolina law allowing four mostly white towns in Mecklenburg County to create their own charter schools and a proposed constitutional amendment requiring voter ID at the polls.
After school shootings in Parkland and Santa Fe, guns figured to be a big issue for Democrats this election year. But they've also become a big issue for NC Republicans. They frame the issue as upholding the Second Amendment.
Sen. Jeff Jackson of Charlotte is paying for a volunteer phone bank to get out the Democratic vote this fall. But the Charlotte lawmaker isn't doing it for his own campaign. He's directing calls to voters in key NC districts.
Under a bill by two Republican senators, Mecklenburg County's district judges would run not at large but from one of eight new districts. Sponsors say the change would help voters. Critics say it would be a problem.
GOP Rep. Robert Pittenger is withholding support of Mark Harris. who beat him in the May 8 primary. He says Harris owes him an apology for misstatements during the campaign. A Harris spokesman says they're giving Pittenger his "space."
A consultant hired by Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools says a bill that would allow the town of Matthews to open its own charter school is "fatally flawed." Critics say the could lead to the breakup of CMS.
California billionaire Tom Steyer is bringing his campaign to impeach President Donald Trump to Charlotte next week, but North Carolina Democratic candidates who could vote on impeachment call it a distraction.
On Comedy Central's show., "The Opposition,: host Jordan Klepper made fun of former N.C. Gov. Pat McCrory for saying on WBT radio that Charlotte-Mecklenburg is politically "segregated" and no longer "diverse" because African-Americans now hold the top local government posts.
Republican Mark Harris' surprising upset of Rep. Robert Pittenger Tuesday set the stage for a competitive fall election against Democrat Dan McCready. Harris won with the help of higher turnouts in the 9th District rural counties.
Mecklenburg County, North Carolina residents voted Tuesday, May 8, 2018, in the primary election to choose candidates for the NC Senate and NC House. Incumbents Joel Ford and Rodney Moore were trailing in incomplete returns.
Tuesday was primary election day in North Carolina. Republican, Democratic, Libertarian and unaffiliated voters visited polling places to vote for candidates for Congress, the NC Senate and House, county commissioners and more.
North Carolina voters selected Republican and Democratic candidates in the May 8 primary for the 9th Congressional District and 12th Congressional District. U.S. Rep. Robert Pittenger faced Mark Harris.
9th Congressional district candidates Dan McCready and Christian Cano started the evening off with a bang on Thursday, April 5, 2018 during the Black Political Caucus of Charlotte-Mecklenburg candidate primary forum.