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Trump rally for Budd kicks off in Wilmington

With just six weeks to go until election day, former President Donald Trump will hold a rally in Wilmington Friday for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Ted Budd. Roads around Wilmington are already closed, and traffic is redirected across the area as the parking lots for the rally open.

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Trump, McConnell direct focus to Budd with ad blitz and rally

Getting Ted Budd to the U.S. Senate appears to be a top priority for national Republicans. In campaign spending reports out Tuesday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s Senate Leadership Fund PAC spent more than $3.4 million dollars in ads this week. The blitz of ads comes as former President Donald Trump announces plans to campaign for Budd in Wilmington, N.C. on September 23.

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GOP lawsuit claims NC Board of Elections ignoring absentee, observer laws

A lawsuit filed by the Republican National Committee, the N.C. Republican Party, and Clay County GOP Chair Barbara Deas over state election rules as early voting by mail began. The suit, filed Sept, 9, seeks to reign in what Republicans see as illegal tampering with election law by the Democrat-majority N.C. State Board of Elections (NCSBE), especially regarding the absentee-ballot deadline and limits on election observers.

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Jimmy Carter’s charity sponsoring ‘NC Trusted Elections Tour’ across state

Former Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts, a Democrat; and former Judge Bob Orr, a one-time Republican whose recent political efforts have been largely in opposition to his former party, are leading an initiative to increase trust in North Carolina's elections infrastructure. The initiative is sponsored by the Carter Center, former Democratic President Jimmy Carter's 501(c)3, which focuses on promoting peace and democracy across the world.

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Currituck officials side with Hanig in Democrat’s residency dispute

On Tuesday, the Currituck County Board of Elections voted that Democrat Valerie Jordan is likely not a resident in the district where she is running for state Senate. The county board is now asking the N.C. State Board of Elections to make a final ruling on Jordan's eligibility to remain a candidate for the November contest.

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Investigators want details of DMV ‘glitch’ that allowed noncitizens to vote

“There is every reason to believe your state’s elections are not secure and the potential for non-citizens to vote in the upcoming midterms remains largely unaddressed,” Russell Vought, president of the Citizens for Renewing America, wrote.

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Temporary rules for 2022 election observers passed the state board. Here’s what you need to know.

The North Carolina State Board of Elections voted unanimously at their board meeting Tuesday to adopt temporary rule changes for election observers for the upcoming General Election. The vote came after a series of complaints from county boards of elections around the state after May’s primary.

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Judge says case for blocking Green Party candidates now moot after NCSBE decision

he final step in the N.C. Green Party's journey to be on the state's 2022 ballots may be in sight, as Judge James Dever, the federal judge overseeing the NCGP's lawsuit against the N.C. State Board of Elections, released an order Monday signaling the case was made "moot" by the NCSBE's decision to certify the Greens as a party.

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NC Elections Board approves Green Party for 2022 midterms

After a long back-and-forth battle on whether there were enough valid signatures on the N.C. Green Party's petition to become a recognized party in the 2022 midterms, the N.C. Board of Elections determined that, while there was some fraud by certain collectors, the fraudulent signatures were not enough to push the Green Party below the number of signatures needed.

David Larson