The ruling came in a North Carolina case in which a police officer pulled over Nicholas Heien’s car because the right brake light was out, although the left one still worked. A consensual search led to the discovery of cocaine in the trunk.
In Georgia and North Carolina, both sites of competitive and high-stakes races, voters picked Republican candidates. Hari Sreenivasan speaks to Merle Black of Emory University and Mac McCorkle of Duke University for their reactions. Continue reading
Everywhere she goes in North Carolina, Sen. Kay Hagan asks her supporters to repeat the same refrain: “Collectively say with me,” Hagan said to a packed room in Durham’s Convention Center Sunday, “Our state is not for sale.” And while that may be true, the price tag of this hotly contested U.S. Senate race has become the highest so far in political history. Continue reading
At a campaign office in Charlotte, North Carolina, Sunday, Thom Tillis, The Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, told a group of volunteers that he was recently at a televised football game where, after long delays between plays on the field, he joked with a friend, “They’re probably playing all our commercials now.” He might have been right. So far, 90,000 television commercials about North Carolina’s Senate race have hit the airwaves, and as one of the closest U.S. Senate races in the country, many more are on the way. Continue reading
For more than 18 years, thousands of students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill took credit courses that never met as a class with a professor; a disproportionate number of the students in those classes were athletes. Gwen Ifill talks to former federal prosecutor Kenneth Wainstein about the investigation that unearthed the fraud and why it lasted so long. Continue reading
ATLANTA — Midterm elections are almost three weeks away, yet more than 904,000 Americans already have cast their ballots, with almost 60 percent of those early votes in Florida, according to data compiled by The Associated Press from election officials in 11 states. Continue reading
Conservative outside groups are outspending Democratic-leaning ones, $191 million to $130 million this cycle, the Washington Post’s Matea Gold reported Monday. Overall spending on everything from ads to keeping the lights on, combining both House and Senate races, has hit $1.2 billion, as of Oct. 12. Continue reading
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that North Carolina can move forward with voting restrictions this November. Here’s a breakdown of what it means. Continue reading