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County Boards of Election To Cavass Results On Friday PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 14 November 2014 05:36

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - In practical terms, the midterm election is over. But technical requirements remain, including a canvass of the vote by all 100 county boards of election. That will take place Friday, according to the state Board of Elections.

The canvass authenticates the election results.

County-level canvass certifies results in most single-county contests. The State Board of Elections will meet Tuesday, November 25 to certify results for all federal, judicial, and multicounty contests.

Elections protests regarding vote tabulation must be filed before the beginning of the county boards’ canvass, unless there is good cause for a delay. Elections protests regarding other alleged irregularities must be filed no later than Tuesday at 5 p.m.  

Requests for recounts in most single-county contests are due by Monday at 5 p.m., while such requests in statewide and multicounty contests are due by Tuesday at noon.    

 
Poll: Most Voters Don't Think President and GOP-Led Senate and House Will Work Together PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 12 November 2014 05:52

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - As the Republicans continue to celebrate their wave election victory, voters are skeptical the new GOP powerhouse and President Obama can work together.

Rasmussen Reports finds that 73 percent of likely voters lack the confidence about a collaboration. Just 24 percent are at least somewhat confident.

Many voters also had a negative reaction to President Obama's post-election news conference. Just 41 percent said he set the right tone in his remarks. Just one in three (35 percent) said he did.

The polling data comes as the GOP celebrates yet another U.S. Senate seat takeover. Officials in Alaska have declared Dan Sullivan the winner over incumbent Democrat Marka Begich with a margin of victory of roughly 8,000 votes.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 November 2014 06:30
 
N.C. Values Coalition: Social Conservatives Formidable N.C. Voting Bloc In Midterms PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 11 November 2014 06:18

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - A key advocacy group that works to promote a pro-traditional families agenda says her constituents were a formidable force in last week's midterm elections. Tami Fitzgerald, head of the N.C. Values Coalition, said the group's power at the ballot bos should "send a message to anyone running for public office in North Carolina that social conservatives are a formidable and crucial voting bloc in the state."

According to a statement from Fitzgerald, phone calls and door knocking were key to their efforts. She said the Values Coalition partnered with pro-life Susan B. Anthony List and their Women Speak Out PAC to contact over 400,000 pro-life voters in the state through five field offices and over 200 paid staff. They knocked on153,000 doors and made 250,000 phone calls.

A key voter turnout element during the campaign developed as the NC Values Coalition also spearheaded a pro-family mailer in conjunction with the National Organization for Marriage that contrasted Kay Hagan’s and Thom Tillis’ positions on same-sex marriage and abortion.

The group also worked with pastors to inform voters about key legislative races involving pro-family candidates.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 November 2014 06:19
 
The Hill: Thom Tillis Could Be among "deal-brokers" In GOP-Led Senate PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 10 November 2014 05:27

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - North Carolina Sen. Elect Thom Tillis is already drawing attention as a person to watch when Republicans take control of the U.S. Senate in January.

The Washington newspaper The Hill tagged the former state House Speaker as among five new senators who "could be deal-brokers."

Tillis defeated Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan last week in a race that was instrumental to the Republican takeover of the Senate.

Here's what The Hill had to say about Tillis.
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 - Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) made headlines hours after winning his Senate bid by saying he wanted to work with Democrats to make campaign funding and advertising more transparent. He has reason to pursue the issue. Tillis’ tough race against incumbent Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) quickly turned negative, with dozens of outside groups flooding local TV markets with ads. It was the most expensive campaign this cycle, with more than $110 million spent. The former Speaker of North Carolina’s state House spent his first two years in that body as a member of the minority party. He has said the experience forced him to learn how to work with Democrats. Tillis has vowed to reach across the aisle in the Senate.
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