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Thursday, 31 December 2020 13:33

OPINION: Democrats' glaring strategic mistake

Yesterday, I took a first look at turnout from the 2020 election. What keeps haunting me is the discrepancy between Democratic and Republican turnout.

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RALEIGH — The U.S. Supreme Court will decide soon whether N.C. election officials count absentee ballots received by mail between Nov. 7 and Nov. 12. Two sets of plaintiffs filed paperwork Sunday, Oct. 25, arguing for the high court to block those ballots from being counted.

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RALEIGH — Blind and visually impaired voters in North Carolina may now request, receive, and return an accessible absentee ballot online. The system is compatible with screen readers.

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RALEIGH — The election lawsuit merry-go-round keeps turning, as tens of thousands of North Carolinians cast ballots at early voting sites, and legislative leaders urge the State Board of Elections to “stop this chaos.”

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RALEIGH — Ahead of early voting and Election Day, the State Board of Elections reminds all North Carolinians that voter intimidation and coercion are prohibited by state and federal law.

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Tuesday, 08 September 2020 12:08

OPINION: Silence is not consent in politics, either

When you undergo a medical procedure or volunteer for a research study, you're presented with forms to sign, outlining what's going to happen (and what bad things could happen), and expressly consenting to have those things happen.

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RALEIGH — Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, students at colleges and universities who choose to vote by mail should request that their ballot be sent to an address where they know they will receive it.

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RALEIGH — North Carolina has safeguards for voting by mail that other states lack. But the state also must anticipate explosive growth in mail voting, potential delays with the postal service, and a system designed for a much lower volume of mail-in ballots.

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RALEIGH— Through Sunday, Aug. 9, North Carolina voters had submitted 163,374 requests for absentee by-mail ballots for the 2020 general election, more than seven times as many as the 22,074 requests submitted at the same time in 2016.

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ROCKINGHAM — As the COVID-19 pandemic drags on into the summer, with no apparent end in sight, elections officials across the nation are trying to figure out the best way to handle voting this year to make sure voters and poll workers stay safe.

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