RALEIGH — U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., and former N.C. Gov. Pat McCrory lead the pack in the latest Civitas Institute poll focusing on the Republican primary.

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Tuesday, 10 December 2019 15:53

COLUMN: Gerrymandering and the 17th Amendment

Now that the Congressional districts have been settled we know one thing for almost certain: all of the races will be decided in March. Short of a tectonic shift in our politics, Republicans will hold eight seats and Democrats five. The makeup of our Congressional delegation has been decided by the people who draw the districts, not the voters. It’s a shame. 

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ROCKINGHAM — Only three local candidates showed up at the Richmond County Board of Elections Monday to file paperwork to be on the ballot next November.

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RALEIGH — The 2020 election season started unofficially today at noon, with the opening of candidate filing for most races.

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RALEIGH — They’re back.

Lawmakers will return to Raleigh Wednesday, Nov. 13, two weeks after adjourning a very, very long session.

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RALEIGH — A panel of Superior Court judges have approved North Carolina’s newly redrawn legislative district voting maps, but lawmakers are headed back to the drawing board to create different maps for congressional races.

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RALEIGH — A new poll from the Civitas Institute shows approval ratings for Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper have started to tick down over the past seven months.

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ROCKINGHAM — After nine months without representation in Congress, North Carolina’s 9th District should have someone going to the U.S. House of Representatives after Tuesday’s election.

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ROCKINGHAM — With the 9th Congressional District special election only days away, several voters and party leaders are concerned about the exclusion of third-party candidates.

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RALEIGH — A ruling by the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver could have ramifications beyond Colorado, political experts say.

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