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Election 2020 — It’s a wrap … mostly

Take a deep breath. It’s finally over. Mostly.  North Carolina’s 2020 election was a mixed bag full of unexpected results. Most voters are confident in the outcomes, but others aren’t so sure, a new poll shows.   Some things we know for certain. President Trump won 50% of the state’s vote, turning North Carolina red in...

Kari Travis

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CJ politics week in review, Sept. 28-Oct. 2

Each week, staff at Carolina Journal looks back at the week in N.C. politics and chooses several interesting, relevant stories you may have missed. Grillgate: In North Carolina, barbecue is for fighting. Cal Cunningham learned that the hard way. The Democratic U.S. Senate candidate tweeted an image of himself preparing to grill some hot dogs...

Lindsay Marchello, Kari Travis
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Tillis, trailing in polls, goes on attack mode in first U.S. Senate debate

Republican U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis went on the attack Monday night.  He had to. Tillis went after Democrat Cal Cunningham more like an underdog challenger than an incumbent senator and former speaker of the House in North Carolina. Tillis finds himself in one of the nation’s most contested Senate races, the outcome of which could...

Julie Havlak
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NCFREE briefing sheds light on Super Tuesday’s role in fall campaign

State Republicans and Democrats should hold onto their money until they know the Democratic nominee for president, Anna Beavon Gravely, executive director of N.C. Free Enterprise Foundation, said during a post-primary briefing.  Former Vice President Joe Biden had a good night on Super Tuesday, winning 10 states, including North Carolina, but it’s not 100% certain...

Lindsay Marchello
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Trump leads latest Meredith Poll with voters wanting other options

A new poll from Meredith College shows 40% of North Carolinians would rather vote for someone who’s randomly selected from a phone book than for President Trump. Democratic candidates fare little better.  The Meredith Poll sampled 998 registered North Carolina voters from Sept. 29 to Oct. 7 using a mix of landlines and online surveys...

Lindsay Marchello