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The election cycle is over, even as it seems to drag on indefinitely. There is a lot of rhetoric right now around election integrity and claims of fraud. And that makes it easy to lose sight of just … more
RALEIGH — In 2020, North Carolina Republicans and Democrats took their respective cases to the public. Each party asked voters to place it fully in charge of North Carolina government. The … more
New North Carolina collided with Old North Carolina in the 2020 election. It was a split decision. The battle goes on. New N.C. — younger voters, Blacks, urban residents, suburban women and … more
RALEIGH — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper has just been reelected. It’s an outcome his two immediate predecessors, Democrat Bev Perdue and Republican Pat McCrory, were unable to … more
BUNN — Republican Matthew Winslow and his supporters celebrated his election in N.C. House District 7 at Rustic Roots restaurant in Bunn on election night. The celebration featured a buffet … more
Gov. Roy Cooper did something this election that North Carolina’s last two governors couldn’t do: win a second term. Now he may have to do something no governor has done in nearly 30 … more
RALEIGH — Over the course of 34 years penning a column on North Carolina politics and public policy, I’ve seen it all. Or so I thought. Until 2020 came along. It’s not that I … more
As tallies trickled in from battleground states, one outcome was clear after election night: America is going to pot. Voters in New Jersey, Arizona and Montana approved ballot initiatives to … more
Races for the Franklin County Board of Commissioners have narrow margins. The race for the at-large seat 7 is close. Republican Danny Pearce won 19,421 votes while incumbent Shelley Dickerson, a … more
While more votes were cast before Election Day that actually on Nov. 3, there was a steady stream of voters across Wake County on Tuesday. Driving them to the polls: a myriad of factors, … more
Democrat Sarah Crawford is claiming victory in her bid to the N.C. State Senate after polls show she brought in more than 52% of the vote. Crawford has 67,235 votes to Republican Larry E. … more
When does a child become an adult? Well, it depends. Eighteen is generally considered the age of majority, but while some things are legal at that age, others are not, and the rules vary from state … more
There will be only one new face on the Wake County Board of Education this year. Most incumbents won their races, with the exception of District 9’s Bill Fletcher, who lost to Karen Carter. … more
Neither President Donald Trump nor Democrat Joe Biden had definitively won North Carolina’s votes to the Electoral College as of press time, but Trump had a narrow lead. Statewide, Trump had … more
Newcomer Matthew Winslow has captured the state House District 7 seat, which represents Nash and Franklin counties. Winslow, a Republican homebuilder from Franklin County, defeated Democratic … more
RALEIGH — Wake County released its first voting results for the 2020 Election around 8:20 p.m. Tuesday night. The first totals are from in-person early voting and absentee by-mail ballots … more
RALEIGH — While some places saw lines when polls opened, most precincts were fairly slow on Election Day. “It’s been slow and steady across Wake,” said Stacy Beard, Wake … more
RALEIGH — Federal Department of Justice employees are observing polls in Wake County to monitor compliance with voting rights, the N.C. State Board of Elections said. The Board of Elections … more
WAKE FOREST — After polling places opened at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, crowds lined up outside local precincts. Flaherty Park Community Center, Wake Forest Church of God and the Wake Forest … more
WAKE FOREST — Your local paper has your local election results.  As citizens head to the polls for Election Day and the final day of voting, The Wake Weekly will be reporting live from … more
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