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Beasley/Robinson Supreme Court Race Could Go To Recount PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 05 November 2014 08:48

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The race for one of four seats on the North Carolina Supreme Court could end up in a recount, according to the State Board of Elections.

As of Wednesday morning, incumbent Justice Cheri Beasley led her challenger, attorney Mike Robinson, by roughly 3,000 votes. That very small margin meets the requirements that could trigger a recount in the statewide race if Robinson makes a formal request.

" North Carolina law provides for an automatic right to a recount in any statewide race when the margin is under 0.5% or 10,000 votes, whichever is lower," according to a statement from the board.

Beasley is a Democrat and Robinson is a Republican.

Chief Justice Mark Martin was elected to a full term on the high court, defeating his challenger, Superior Court Judge Ola Lewis.

D.C. Bound: Tillis Sends Hagan Packing, Says It's Time To Make Country Great Again PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 05 November 2014 08:15

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The conventional wisdom of pollsters said Kay Hagan would likely win a second term in the U.S. Senate. But by 10 p.m. Tuesday night, the "Hagan wins" scenario had failed to develop. And at 11:25 p.m., the Associated Press declared Thom Tillis the winner of North Carolina's U.S. Senate seat.

The State Board of Elections website shows Republican Tillis with 48.8 percent of the vote, to Hagan's 47.2 percent. Libertarian Sean Haugh drew 3.74 percent of the ballots cast.

The margin of the race sits at just shy of 50,000 votes.

On Wednesday morning, a smiling Tillis told Fox News he wants to help make the country "great again."

Tillis said Hagan was "gracious" when she called him to concede Tuesday night and that he wishes Hagan and her family the best.

When asked what comes next, Tillis said he plans to go home to Cornelius and spend some time with his wife and family, many of whom have gathered in North Carolina to be with him for Election Night.


Real Clear Politics Polling Average: Hagan + .7 Percent Over Tillis PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Tuesday, 04 November 2014 06:31

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - As Election Day dawned, Sen. Kay Hagan held a sliver of an edge over Thom Tillis in the race for the U.S. Senate. An average of polls released by Real Clear Politics (RCP) showed Democrat Hagan up by less than 1 percent -- .7 percent -- over her Republican rival.

Libertarian Sean Haugh is also in the race, pulling between 2 and 7 points, depending on the poll.

The RCP average factors in polling from eight firms that conducted surveys between mid-October and November 3.

They are:

Public Policy Polling, Hagan +2

Civitas, Tie

FOX News, Hagan +1

Harper, Tillis +2

CNN/Opinion Researach, Hagan +2

YouGov, Hagan +3

High Point/Survey USA, Tie

NBC News/Marist, Tie

Former Gov. Mike Huckabee Endorses 7th District Republican David Rouzer PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 03 November 2014 06:41

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - With the election looming, the Republican candidate widely expected to take the congressional seat being vacated by Democrat Mike McIntyre has snagged a high-profile endorsement.

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee endorsed David Rouzer for the seat in the 7th District, which spans from Johnston County over to the coastal region of the state.

"David Rouzer's commitment to protect the unborn, his defense of traditional marriage, and his support for our Second Amendment rights make him the best choice for North Carolina's Seventh District. I fully support David's campaign for Congress," said Governor Huckabee in a statement on his website.

Rouzer is facing Democrat Jonathan Barfield.


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