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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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House Republican to discuss voter ID plans

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North Carolina House Republicans want to talk about how they'll go about creating legislation that would require citizens to show photo identification before voting in person. Full story...
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Vote rulings move elections one step closer to final results

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video In New Hanover County, the long process of counting absentee and provisional ballots is wrapping up tonight. That means campaigns for Rep. Mike McIntyre and David Rouzer should know a whole lot more tonight about who will win their race for Congress. Full story...
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It's Election Day! Let us know how it's going

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WWAY NewsChannel 3 is the home of the BEST ELECTION COVERAGE in the Carolinas. So tonight, make it your home for Election Night. WWAY and ABC News begin live coverage at 7 p.m. We will have results as soon as they are available after the polls close and live, local cut-ins throughout the evening. Cacky Catlett and Chris Phillips anchor our coverage as our news team will be out covering all the big races. Plus, join WWAY Political Editor Kevin Wuzzardo, former Congressman Bob Etheridge and The Big Talker FM's Chad Adams for analysis throughout the night. Full story...
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NC election official predicts 69 percent turnout

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North Carolina's chief elections official predicts overall voter turnout for Tuesday's election will fall a tad short of the percentage recorded in 2008. Full story...
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Catch a Wave to the polls

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There may be a threat of bad weather tomorrow, but at least in Wilmington transportation should not be a reason to keep you from the polls. Wave Transit wants to make sure you get out and vote tomorrow, so all buses on all routes will be free on Election Day. Full story...
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Shop offers voters discount

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A Wilmington boutique is giving voters a bit more incentive to head to the polls this election. Island Passage is offering customers 20 percent off their entire purchase if customers show their "I Voted" sticker. Full story...
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Early voting drawing big crowds around the Cape Fear

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video Less than a week before Election Day, many people are taking full advantage of One Stop Voting. Voters say because of early voting, there is no excuse not to make your voice heard. Full story...
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