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Warrant Out For Man Who Brought Weapon To Charlotte Poll Site

Armed Man Arrested At Charlotte Polling Site: CMPD

Election 2020 Live Updates: Tillis Claims Victory in Close Senate Race

North Carolina Residents With Disabilities Can Get Help Voting at the Polls

Worried That Your Mail-in Ballot Won’t Count? Here’s What You Need To Know.

Black Voters More Likely to Be Left in Limbo by North Carolina Absentee Ballot Dispute

In North Carolina, Black Voters’ Mail-In Ballots Much More Likely to Be Rejected Than Those From Any Other Race

Workers prepare absentee ballots for mailing at the Wake County Board of Elections in Raleigh, North Carolina, on Sept. 3. (Gerry Broome/AP Photo)

Black voters were more than twice as likely to have mail-in ballots rejected than those submitted by the state’s white voters in 2018, and rejection rates for 2020 show a similar pattern, according to a new analysis by ProPublica and WRAL News.

Humidity to Blame for Some North Carolina Ballot Scanners Not Working

State election officials said that humid conditions in Wake County and other locations have led to machine malfunctions, but that ballots would be counted.

How North Carolina’s Early Voting Changes Affect Voters

Residents of poor and rural counties have to drive farther than others to get to the polls during early balloting. Our map lets you explore the data.

North Carolina Candidate and Campaign Manager Accused of Voter Intimidation

According to an Electionland tip, Rep. Chris Malone and his campaign manager asked people waiting at polling places if they were preparing to vote twice. Malone said he did not recall asking anyone about voting twice, and Dennis Berwyn, the campaign manager, adamantly denied doing so.

Bipartisan Furor as North Carolina Election Law Shrinks Early Voting Locations by Almost 20 Percent

A voter at a polling place in Raleigh, North Carolina, in 2012. County election officials across the state say a new law setting polling hours has hamstrung their ability to best serve voters. (Shawn Rocco/Raleigh News & Observer/MCT via Getty Images)

In June, the North Carolina General Assembly passed legislation mandating that all early voting sites in the state remain open for uniform hours on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., a move supporters argued would reduce confusion and ultimately make early voting easier and more accessible.

But with the start of early voting only weeks away, county election officials across the state — who previously had control over setting polling hours in their jurisdictions — say the new law has hamstrung their ability to best serve voters. Some officials in rural counties say they’ve had to shrink the number of early voting locations to accommodate the law’s longer hour requirements and stay within their budgets.

N.C. Governor Loses Re-Election Bid, Attempts to Hold Power by Claiming Voter Fraud

While much of the country debates President-elect Donald Trump’s baseless claim that millions of people voted illegally in the presidential election, the Republican governor of North Carolina is attempting to use an accusation of voter fraud to hold on to his office. After losing by less than 10,000 votes, Gov. Pat McCrory has refused to concede, alleging improper vote counting, dead people and felons swung the vote for his Democratic challenger, state Attorney General Roy Cooper.

Some Durham, North Carolina Districts to Stay Open Late

The Scalawag reports that The Durham County Board of Election extended voting hours in some precincts because of problems with electronic voting rolls this morning.

Voting Machine Problems in North Carolina

Electionland partner The Charlotte Observer reports on problems with voting machines in several North Carolina counties, including Wake and Durham counties in the Research Triangle area.

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