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Voter registration deadline Friday

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videoTomorrow is your last chance to register to vote in November's election. A US Supreme court decision yesterday blocked a federal appeals court ruling that would have restored same-day registration in North Carolina this fall. Full story...
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US Supreme Court sides with NC on voting rules

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videoThe U.S. Supreme Court has blocked a federal appeals court ruling from taking effect that would have restored same-day registration and out-of-precinct voting in North Carolina for this fall's election. Full story...
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Judge wants NC to discuss voting changes

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A federal judge wants to know how North Carolina intends to carry out an appeals court decision restoring same-day registration during early voting this fall and counting out-of-precinct ballots cast on Election Day. Full story...
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UPDATE: Court denies NC request to delay voting law order

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videoA federal appeals court has refused to block the implementation of its ruling this week that restores same-day voter registration in North Carolina and the counting of ballots cast out-of-precinct on Election Day. Full story...
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Court blocks parts of new NC voting law

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video A federal appeals court panel is ordering parts of North Carolina's strict new voting law set aside for next month's elections because it is likely to disenfranchise black voters. Full story...
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NC Democrats' leader files complaint over mailers

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A North Carolina Democratic Party leader has asked the State Board of Elections to investigate inaccuracies in voter registration application mailers sent by a conservative-leaning advocacy group. Full story...
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Tillis draws foreign policy focus in NC Senate ad

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U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis is continuing to try to shift the emphasis in his race against Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan to foreign policy in a new television commercial. Full story...
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Group: NC restrictions deny hundreds of votes

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An election reform group says two specific portions of North Carolina's new voting law prevented hundreds of people from having their ballots counted during the May primary. Democracy North Carolina held a news conference Wednesday to remind people about the voting restrictions and to urge people to register to vote before the Oct. 10 deadline for the November election. Full story...
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Appeals court sets quick date on NC voting law

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A federal appeals court is hurrying to hear arguments in a case challenging changes to North Carolina voting law. The new law is considered one of the toughest in the country and critics say it will suppress minority voter turnout. Full story...
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Closing arguments set in hearing on NC voting laws

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Final arguments are underway at a hearing over whether sweeping changes to North Carolina's voting laws will be put on hold until after the November election. Full story...
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Two NC Senate debates scheduled before early voting

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Two televised debates and possibly a third will air later this month so North Caroilna voters can learn more about some of the eight Republican U.S. Senate candidates. The participating candidates will be Greg Brannon, Heather Grant, Mark Harris and Thom Tillis. Full story...
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New report shows problem with NC voter fraud

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videoElections officials told the North Carolina General Assembly this week they found hundreds of instances where a person with the same name, birthday, and last four digits of their social security number voted in North Carolina and somewhere else. Full story...
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Voting Rights Act caravan to DC stops in Raleigh

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A caravan of civil rights activists from Alabama stopped in North Carolina's capital to bring attention to efforts to restore portions of the Voting Rights Act to more Southern states. Full story...
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NC counties reduce early voting hours for primary

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Almost a third of North Carolina's counties have received permission from state elections officials to reduce early-voting hours heading into the May 6 primary below what last year's elections overhaul law demanded of them. Full story...
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US DOJ to sue North Carolina over voter law

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video US Attorney General Eric Holder says the Justice Department will sue the state for alleged racial discrimination in a new, stricter voting law. Holder says by restricting access and ease of voter participation, this new law would shrink, rather then expand access to voting. Full story...
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