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Nation Sep 03North Carolina judges toss districts drawn for GOP advantage
The three-judge panel of state judges ruled Tuesday that courts can step in to decide when partisan advantage goes so far it diminishes democracy.
Nation Jun 12North Carolina man charged with killing 3 Muslim students to enter plea
The man is charged with killing three much-admired Muslim university students more than four years ago. The victims' families said the man acted out of bigotry.
Politics May 15North Carolina ‘bathroom bill’ sponsor wins GOP redo of tainted election
State Sen. Dan Bishop topped nine other Republican candidates seeking the 9th Congressional District nomination on Tuesday, winning almost half of the ballots cast.
Politics Mar 05Speedy deadline for candidates in North Carolina election
Next week marks the start of a new round of elections in the nation's last unresolved congressional race after November's results were thrown out because of concerns about ballot tampering and state officials called for a do-over.
Nation Feb 27Leslie McCrae Dowless, political operative, charged in North Carolina congressional race
The North Carolina political operative at the center of a ballot fraud scandal was arrested Wednesday on criminal charges over activities in the 2016 elections and the Republican primary in 2018.
Politics Feb 26North Carolina Republican in disputed Congressional race won’t run again
Mark Harris said Tuesday he's skipping the upcoming re-do election in North Carolina's 9th congressional district for health reasons.
Politics Feb 21In undecided N.C. race, GOP candidate testifies that operative said he wouldn’t collect ballots
Mark Harris testified Thursday that a political operative now accused of ballot fraud assured him "again and again" that he wouldn't collect absentee ballots in violation of state law.
Politics Feb 19N.C. poll workers say some votes were counted before Election Day
North Carolina's State Board of Elections heard the testimony as part of a hearing that could result in either a new election being called for the 9th District or the Republican candidate being declared the winner.
Politics Dec 16After fraud probe, new primary may replace GOP candidate
Legislation quickly passed by North Carolina's lawmakers this week would prepare a path for Republicans to dump their nominee in a still-undecided U.S. House race marred with ballot fraud allegations.
Politics Dec 04North Carolina congressional race remains uncalled as absentee ballot probe unfolds
The nation's last unresolved fall congressional race is awash in doubt as North Carolina election investigators concentrate on a rural county where absentee-ballot fraud allegations are so flagrant they've put the Election Day result into question.