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In This Week's Political Roundup: The Battle Over Early Voting

This week, we start off by discussing final early voting plans for 33 counties that couldn't reach their own agreement, including Mecklenburg. Then, what kind of impression did Hillary Clinton leave...

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In This Week's Political Roundup: The Impact of NCAA And ACC's Decisions On...

House Bill 2 was back in the news this week - with decisions by both the NCAA and ACC to pull championship games from the state because of the law. We start this week's discussion looking at the...

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In This Week's Political Roundup: Police Body And Dash Cam Video Becomes...

The big story in Charlotte has been the shooting of Keith Scott and the protests that followed. And also the release of police body and dash cam video of the shooting, and the new law taking effect...

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In This Week's Political Roundup: NC's U.S. Senate Candidates Meet For Their...

This week we talk about the debate between the two North Carolina U.S. Senate candidates, incumbent Republican Richard Burr and Democratic challenger Deborah Ross. It was their only scheduled debate....

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In This Week's Election Roundup: Top Races Remain A Toss Up

We're now a little more than two weeks away from election day. In our discussion this week with political analyst Michael Bitzer, we look at where the big races are in the polls and we also talk about...

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Facts Without Context? The ‘Snake’ Ad Focuses Attention On Fight For Control...

Arguably the most influential race on your Election Day ballot is between two men you’ve never heard of. Bob Edmunds and Mike Morgan. Edmunds is a Republican. Morgan a Democrat. And the victor will...

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GOP Will Keep Control of General Assembly, But Supermajority Not So Secure

This election season, we’ve heard a lot about the presidential race, and campaigns for U.S. Senate and governor in North Carolina – and for good reason. We haven't heard much about state legislative...

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In This Week's Election Roundup: The Final Week Of Campaigning

In our final chat before Election Day Morning Edition host Marshall Terry talks about last minute campaign strategies, early voting results, and this week’s NAACP lawsuit with political analyst Michael...

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Voting Underway Across The Carolinas

It all comes down to this. After months (and months, and months) of debates, ads, political claims and counter claims, voters go to the polls and cast ballots in the 2016 general election. So far so...

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Donald Trump With Coattails? Didn't See That Coming

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

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McCrory Now Trails Cooper Beyond Recount Threshold

It's looking more likely that Democrat Roy Cooper will become North Carolina's governor. By state law, Republican Governor Pat McCrory has the right to demand a statewide recount, if the margin is less...

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Republicans' Added Session: Unprecedented, Or Just Party Politics?

Plans by Republican lawmakers to limit the powers of incoming Governor Roy Cooper have drawn fire from Democrats. They call it a power grab and unconstitutional. But to others, it's all just part of...

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To Appease Lawmakers, City Council Re-Does Its Repeal

It’s been another day of surprises with House Bill 2, Charlotte, and the city’s non-discrimination ordinance. The Charlotte City Council met again Wednesday morning to take action aimed at convincing...

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An Annual Press Conference With A 2017 Twist

With Republican super-majorities in both chambers the Democrats in the General Assembly can seem an afterthought. But their cooperation can still be key. In the annual press conference laying out their...

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The Dueling Resolutions About U.S. Constitutional Amendments

On Wednesday, two joint resolutions will be introduced in the North Carolina House. They both make reference to Article five of the U.S. Constitution but that’s where the similarities end.

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The News Behind Controversial NCGOP Tweet

Chairman of the North Carolina Republican Party Dallas Woodhouse had to issue a mea culpa over the weekend. It came after he tweeted an offensive article calling transgender students "pervs" and...

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A Little Extra Crispy Humor At The NC House

With all the partisan bickering about teacher pay, bathroom use and what the governor can and can’t do these days it’s fair to say there’s a lot of animosity in the General Assembly. But on Thursday,...

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Arguments For And Against Partisan Judicial Races

The North Carolina House passed a bill Wednesday that would make District and Superior Court races partisan. In other words, judicial candidates would have their party affiliation appear on the ballot....

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Cooper Replaces Appeals Judge, Amid Battle With Lawmakers Over Court's Size

Updated 1:06 p.m. A battle between Gov. Roy Cooper and state lawmakers over the state Court of Appeals has escalated, with the governor's appointment of a new judge Monday. Cooper got the chance to...

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The 2017 Election Season Officially Kicks Off Today

Today is the seventh day of the seventh month of the year. And there are more than a few Mecklenburg County residents hoping today's date is a lucky start to their election or re-election campaigns....

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