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The North Carolina State Board of Elections has announced an increase in the limits on contributions made to candidates. The limit will increase from $5,400 to $5,600 due to the 2.8% rise in the consumer price index from 2018 to […]

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Inauguration festivities for Gov. Roy Cooper and other statewide officials will be held as a limited event on January 9 in Raleigh. Due to ongoing pandemic concerns, attendance at the inauguration will be limited to family, staff, and media. However, […]

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North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper defeated Republican challenger Dan Forest to win reelection. The election was close heading into the evening, but Cooper secured his second term in office. Republican Mark Robinson defeated Democrat Yvonne Holley to become North Carolina’s […]

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North Carolina’s General Assembly has extended the legislative session to adjourn sine die on September 3. This extension will allow for consideration of matters related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Registered lobbyists who make an expenditure on legislators and legislative employees […]

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After a prolonged standoff with the state’s Democratic governor, President Donald Trump says Republicans will seek another state instead of North Carolina to hold its August convention. Gov. Roy Cooper rejected a proposal for a full convention and insisted on […]

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Secretary of State Elaine F. Marshall has announced a grace period to file the first quarter lobbyist and principal reports due April 22. This comes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the importance of social distancing, Penalties for failure […]

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March 24, 2020  •  

North Carolina Runoff Election Postponed

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The North Carolina Board of Elections issued an emergency executive order postponing the runoff election in the Republican primary for the 11th Congressional District. The election will be moved from May 12 to June 23 to accommodate concerns regarding the […]

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The North Carolina General Assembly adjourned the regular session until April 28 after meeting for a single day. The Senate attempted but failed to override vetoes by Gov. Roy Cooper on teacher pay and the budget. Before adjourning, lawmakers unanimously […]

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November 21, 2019  •  

North Carolina Legislature Adjourns

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The North Carolina General Assembly adjourned after finalizing a replacement map for congressional districts. Legislators extended the legislative session to redraw the map due to state judges blocking lines drawn in 2016 from being used next year. The session was […]

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A replacement map for North Carolina’s congressional districts was finalized with new lines drawn to address alleged extreme partisan bias. The map was redrawn after state judges blocked lines drawn in 2016 from being used next year. The judges ruled […]

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On Monday, October 28, a state court blocked the use of current congressional districts in North Carolina for the 2020 elections. The ruling could lead to the drawing of new districts that would make several Republican-held districts far more competitive. […]

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The reconstituted State Ethics Commission has named Kathleen Edwards the interim director. Edwards, who has been a commission attorney, will take the lead role until a permanent director is chosen. The commission was merged with the State Board of Elections […]

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The North Carolina House has introduced two bills to reform campaign finance. House Bill 512 submits a referendum to voters urging Congress to pass an amendment to the Constitution of the United States declaring that constitutional rights belong to individuals […]

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The North Carolina State Board of Elections voted unanimously on Thursday in favor of holding a new election in the 9th Congressional District. The election in November between Mark Harris and Dan McCready was riddled with accusations of fraud and […]

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