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UVA's Larry Sabato: Under Clinton/Trump Match-Up, North Carolina Leans Democrat PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 01 April 2016 05:25

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - A leading political analyst says North Carolina will go blue in the fall presidential election under a Hillary Clinton/Donald Trump match-up.

Larry Sabato of the University of Virginia revised his Electoral College prediction map this week, turning North Carolina from "Leans Republican" to "Leans Democratic."

"Over the years we’ve put much emphasis on the seven super-swing states: Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio, and Virginia. While some will fall to the Democrats less readily than others, it is difficult to see any that Trump is likely to grab. In fact, four normally Republican states (Arizona, Georgia, Indiana, and Missouri) would be somewhat less secure for the GOP than usual. North Carolina, which normally leans slightly to the GOP, would also be well within Clinton’s grasp in this election after being Mitt Romney’s closest win in 2012," writes Sabato.

Read his entire analysis and see the full map at centerforpolitics.org.

Four Candidates File For Supreme Court Justice Seat PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 31 March 2016 05:38

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Four people are seeking a seat on the North Carolina Supreme Court currently held by Robert Edmunds.

A primary on June 7 will narrow the field to two people who will face off in the fall general election.

Edmunds originally thought he would be the only name on the fall ballot, where voters would vote to retain him, or not retain  him. A state Superior Court panel of three judges ruled the "retention" election cannot go forward.

The candidates are:

Robert Edmunds
Michael Morgan
Daniel Robertson
Sabra Faires

Faires is the attorney who challenged the retention election in court.

Full Candidate List For June 7 Congressional Primary PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 30 March 2016 05:55

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The June 7 congressional primary election will feature 76 candidates for North Carolina's 13 districts.

The full list can be found at ncsbe.gov.

The primary will go forward unless a federal court stops the election. North Carolina is awaiting a ruling from the feds about newly redrawn districts which have been submitted for approval.

The primary should have taken place March 15 but a federal court ordered the General Assemby to redraw districts 1 and 12, which it ruled had been drawn with race as the key factor. The task meant that lines for other districts moved as well.

Nearly Two Dozen Candidates File For 13th Congressional District Race PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 29 March 2016 05:02

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The newly drawn 13th Congressional district has drawn 17 Republicans and 5 Democrats into the race to succeed Republican George Holding, who is running in the newly drawn 2nd District.

The 13th district used to compromise a big chunk of the Triangle but has been moved 100 miles west into the Triad. Holding lives in the Triangle.

The primary will be held June 7. There will be no runoff; the candidate with the most votes will go on to the general election.

The new district exists because of the legal battle over election map lines. A federal court ordered North Carolina legislators to redraw congressional lines after determining that several districts were drawn with race as the key factor.

A full list of candidates can be found at ncsbe.gov.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 March 2016 05:03

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