NORTH CAROLINA POLITICS


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. 


3/3/2020 6:45pm

John Chandler, 58, of Chapel Hill, fills out his ballot for the local election at Chapel of the Cross on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019. Early voting for the Chapel Hill local election is available here on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 27 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Polls are closed in North Carolina. Here are the early results.

Polls for the North Carolina primary closed at 7:30 p.m. Early results indicate former Vice President Joe Biden will win the most votes for the Democratic presidential nomination. Primary races are also on the ballot for U.S. Senate, U.S. House, governor, and council of state. Winners of the Orange County Board of Commissioners and Orange County Schools Board of Education elections will assume their seats in June. This article will be updated as results continue to come in.