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President Elect Trump Will Hold Victory Rally In Fayetteville PDF Print E-mail
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By Donna Martinez   
Saturday, 03 December 2016 06:18
President-elect Donald Trump will hold a victory rally in Fayetteville on Tuesday night. The event will begin at 7 p.m.at the Crown Coliseum with the doors opening at 4 p.m.
 
North Carolina was a battleground state that Trump won last month by about 3.6 percentage points over Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.
 
Fayetteville’s Republican mayor, Nat Robertson, plans to be among many welcoming the next president.
 
“We know that President-elect Trump has a strong commitment to our military, and this visit will mean a great deal to those in uniform, our local heroes, their families and our residents,” Robertson told the Fayetteville Observer. 
 
Last Updated on Saturday, 03 December 2016 06:21
 
State Board of Elections Denies Durham Board More Time For Recount PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Saturday, 03 December 2016 06:00
The State Boared of Elections denied a request from the Durham County Board of Elections to extend the state’s deadline to recount 90,000 votes. 
 
The Durham Board says the recount can’t be completed by SBOE mandate of 7 p.m. Monday. Elections officials say the process – estimated to cost about $35,000 – could move faster if more tabulating machines are made available from other counties.
 
The recount could finally settle the governor’s race between Governor Pat McCrory and Democrat Roy Cooper, the state’s attorney general. McCrory said Wednesday’s before the State Board of Elections meeting that it would not seek a statewide recount if the board ordered the Durham recount.
 
State Board Of Elections Orders Recount Of Durham County Votes PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Thursday, 01 December 2016 16:36
The State Board of Elections voted 3-2 along party lines Wednesday to order a machine recount of 90,000 votes in Durham County. 
 
The three Republicans voted for the recount becuase the late addition of the 90,000 votes to the statewide tally on election night constituted an “irregularity.” The two Democrats on the board opposed the recount, arguing that no evidence suggested any mistakes in counting Durham votes.
 
The roughly 90,000 votes under scrutiny in Durham were added to the statewide tally around 11:30 p.m. on election night. Governor Pat McCrory led the election until those late reporting votes were added. Democrat Roy Cooper, North Carolina’s attorney general, has been leading in the count ever since.
 
Board member James Baker said the late shift could have reminded voters of fraudulent elections in which corrupt officials added to the vote count if their candidate was behind. He said that practice was once common in Madison County, a rural county near Asheville where he lives.
 
 Republican board member, Rhonda Amoroso of Wilmington, cited past election problems and staffing changes in Durham County as one reason to hold a recount. “I think right now we have a taint,” she said.
 
McCrory’s campaign said he won’t seek a statewide recount if the Durham votes are recounted. Election officials there said the recount would take about eight hours, so it’s possible the governor’s race could be settled by the end of the week.
 
Cooper’s lead is more than 10,000 vote recall threshold, however, several more counties are expected to finish their official tallies by the end of the week. 
Last Updated on Thursday, 01 December 2016 16:46
 
Think Tank - Cooper Outspent McCrory On Television Ads By Nearly 2 to 1 Margin PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Monday, 28 November 2016 11:27
The Center for Public Integrity reports more than $52 million was spent on nearly 97,000 commercials during the latest election cycle.
 
The think tank reports that North Carolina had the second highest spending in a governor race — $34.7 million on 66,725 commercials. Democratic challenger Roy Cooper spent nearly twice as much as Republican incumbent Pat McCrory on TV ads: $13.4 million to the governor’s $7.6 million.
 
North Carolina’s Gov. Pat McCrory trails Attorney General Roy Cooper by about 7,700 votes, which are still being counted; McCrory has asked for a recount.
 
McCrory’s biggest outside supporter in the TV ads war was the Republican Governors Association, which spent $3.6 million. Cooper benefited from $4.2 million in spending by a nonprofit called A Better NC.
 
 
Last Updated on Monday, 28 November 2016 11:34
 
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