NORTH CAROLINA POLITICS


6/1/2020 1:28am

Social justice activist Kerwin Pittman speaks out against police brutality in reponse to George Floyd's death at the #RaleighDemandsJustice protest in downtown Raleigh on Saturday, May 30, 2020. This Saturday, many local organizations came together to hold a non-violent protest in Raleigh in solidarity with the other protests happening across the country.

Protest over death of George Floyd escalates in Raleigh as police deploy tear gas

Thousands gathered in Raleigh this Saturday to peacefully protest. The next morning, downtown was decimated. After a peaceful protest that began around 5 p.m. and lasted for approximately two hours, tensions escalated through the night as police deployed tear gas and rubber bullets at demonstrators and multiple buildings were damaged in the aftermath.   


4/20/2020 8:58pm

Choose from elections for president, governor and general assembly to compare the vote shift between the 2012 and 2016 elections compared with U.S. Census demographics. 
Data source: U.S. Census Bureau, North Carolina State Board of Elections

'Living inside a bubble': How N.C. voters broke along lines of income and education

With competitive elections for nearly every office in the state on the ballot this fall, two counties on opposite sides of the state with differing population dynamics serve as examples of a greater statewide trend.  Between the 2012 and 2016 elections, North Carolina counties' vote shift tracked with their median income and education level u2014 counties with higher income and education levels tended to shift towards the Democratic Party and counties experiencing more poverty shifted their vote towards the Republican Party.


3/19/2020 9:55pm

North Carolina Congressman David Price marches with protestors as they make their way through Raleigh during the 2016 Women's March in protest of the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States.

Here's what you need to know about the COVID-19 relief package

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act will focus on providing paid sick leave and unemployment benefits to those impacted by the economic conditions resulting from the COVID-19 crisis. It also expands unemployment benefits, Medicaid coverage temporarily and family and medical leave. 


3/4/2020 12:02am

Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a rally ahead of Super Tuesday at St. Augustine's University in Raleigh, on Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. Later that day, Biden won the South Carolina primary.

After win in North Carolina, Biden looks to be the Democratic frontrunner

Joe Biden ran away with most of the Super Tuesday states, and he earned just about 43 percent of the vote in North Carolina. Despite his strong showing, the candidates didn't devote a lot of time to North Carolina compared to other more populous states. This is the earliest North Carolina has ever voted. While legislators hoped this would make the state more important on the national level, it also meant voters had less time to make a decision about who to vote for.