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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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NC state elections chairman preaches respect

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North Carolina's new top election official wants county election board members to work as colleagues and not political rivals after recent dust-ups have led to allegations of partisanship and voter suppression. Full story...
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McCrory quietly signs sweeping NC elections bill

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videoGov. Pat McCrory has quietly signed into law a Republican-supported measure that makes sweeping changes in how and when people can cast their ballots in North Carolina. Full story...
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NC lawmakers approve GOP-backed election changes

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A Republican-backed measure making sweeping changes to how and when North Carolinians can vote is headed to the desk of Gov. Pat McCrory. Full story...
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Opponents of election reform bill rally in Wilmington

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Several community groups joined forces in a rally for voting rights today in Wilmington. They voiced their opposition of House Bill 589. Full story...
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NC bill would place new restrictions on voting

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videoA revised bill supported by Republicans at the North Carolina legislature would add sweeping new restrictions on when, where and how citizens can vote. Full story...
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NC senator: Voter ID bill moving ahead with ruling

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A key leader in the North Carolina General Assembly says voter identification legislation will pick up steam again because the US Supreme Court has struck down part of the Voting Rights Act. Full story...
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Group says pending bills could impact voting rights

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video As many as 2.5 million people voted early in North Carolina during last year's presidential elections, but one group believes that number could soon be significantly less because of a series of voting laws working their way through the General Assembly. Full story...
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