Midterm Elections 2014

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People watch results at the N.C. GOP election party Tuesday night.

N.C. Republicans lose another opportunity to control state Board of Elections

An amendment to shift power towards the state legislature slated by Republicans fell short of approval, as 61.2 percent of voters reject the removal of a non-partisan board member from the Board of Elections, along with the removal of N.C. Governor's power. But some voters say the wording of the amendments on the ballots contributed to voter confusion. 


N.C. Supreme Court Associate Justice-Elect Anita Earls delivers her acceptance speech at the election night party for the Democratic Party on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 at the N.C. Democratic headquarters in Raleigh. 

Anita Earls declares victory in race for N.C. Supreme Court

Earls previously worked as an attorney and civil rights advocate for 30 years. She founded the Southern Coalition for Social Justice, worked in the U.S. Department of Justice during the Clinton administration and worked on the U.S. Supreme Court case Covington v. North Carolina, in which the Supreme Court decided North Carolina's legislative districts to be unconstitutional gerrymandering. 


English and religious studies major Josh Pontillo poses for a picture after casting his vote at the Chapel of the Cross church at 304 E. Franklin St. on Oct. 23, 2018. The Chapel of the Cross severs as an early voter location close to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's campus.

Don't let voter fatigue catch you in the ballot box today, Orange County

Ever heard of "choice fatigue?" Well, if you're a voter this season, you might be catching it. This year's ballot is packed with decisions to make, including the six constitutional amendments and 16 races in which candidates are running.  As voters parse through the issues, the danger of waning attention span means that fewer votes make a swing vote more impactful. Some also say that placing important issues at the end of the ballot rigs the vote in favor of whichever party wants a lack of scrutiny on the final items. But how much of this could actually sway the 2018 election?