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  • Walker to head Republican Study Commitee

    U.S. Rep. Mark Walker, R-6th District, defeated Maryland Rep. Andy Harris to head the conservative Republican Study Committee, Politico reports. Walker, a second-term congressman from Guilford County, becomes the youngest leader of the RSC, the conservative policymaking caucus of House Republicans. Former RSC members include U.S. Sen.

  • Durham County voter files election complaint against elections board

    Thomas Stark, a Durham County resident and attorney, has filed a complaint against the Durham County Board of Elections, claiming irregularities in the ways the board handled ballots during Tuesday’s election. Gov. Pat McCrory’s legal defense fund publicized the filing in a press release. The press release states: Approximately…

  • Which pollster did best for NC races?

    Which pollster came closest to pegging the election results in North Carolina? There is a clear winner here: it’s Survey USA, which does interactive voice response polls for WRAL-TV, Time Warner Cable news, and the Civitas Institute. SUSA’s final poll in the field this year was conducted October 28-31 for…

  • What if overall turnout tomorrow is disappointing?

    As Dan Way reported earlier today, the percentage of registered N.C. voters using absentee ballots (either by mail or at early-voting sites) set a record, with 45.2 percent of the nearly 7 million voters in the state going the absentee route, compared with a 41.7 percent turnout in…

  • Democratic candidate for House District 6 dies

    Dare County Commissioner Warren Judge, a Democrat who was running to succeed unaffiliated Rep. Paul Tine in state House District 6, has passed away after being hospitalized Wednesday,┬áthe News & Observer reports. Judge’s name will appear on the ballot, along with Republican nominee Beverly Boswell, who has…

  • New Quinnipiac N.C. poll: Clinton 47, Trump 44

    A just-released Quinnipiac University poll of four swing states shows continuing tightness in the presidential race. The North Carolina version surveyed 602 likely voters and found Democrat Hillary Clinton with a slight but statistically insignificant lead over Donald Trump, 47 percent to 44 percent, with Libertarian Gary Johnson getting…

  • More from WRAL/SurveyUSA: Gov race tied, Burr up 6

    Full results from the WRAL News/SurveyUSA poll of likely N.C. voters shows the race for governor between incumbent Republican Pat McCrory and Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper in a virtual tie, with Cooper holding a 48-47 lead over McCrory. Cooper led by 4 points in the previous survey. Meantime,…

  • New WRAL/SurveyUSA poll: Trump 51, Clinton 44

    In the past three weeks, Donald Trump has flipped the presidential race in North Carolina, based on a WRAL News/SurveyUSA poll of 659 likely N.C. voters. Republican Trump, who trailed Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton 44-46 in early October, now leads Clinton 51-44. The poll was conducted Friday…