Tag: Absentee Voting

North Carolina Elections Board Dissolves, Adding New Chaos in House Race

The North Carolina state elections board dissolved on Friday under a court order, two weeks before its much-anticipated hearing to consider evidence of possible absentee ballot fraud in the disputed November election for the Ninth District’s seat in Congress. The unwinding of the State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement […]

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North Carolina Legislature Calls for New Primary if New Election Is Held in Disputed District

LUMBERTON, N.C. — The North Carolina legislature Wednesday approved a bill requiring new primary elections if the state elections board calls for a second vote of an election. The measure opens the door for Republicans to consider replacing Mark Harris, their candidate in the disputed race in the Ninth Congressional […]

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North Carolina’s ‘Guru of Elections’: Can-Do Operator Who May Have Done Too Much

BLADENBORO, N.C. — Adam Delane Thompson wanted to vote but was not sure what to do with the absentee ballots he received in the mail this year for him, his fiancée and his daughter. So for guidance he called an old friend in Bladenboro, L. McCrae Dowless Jr., a low-level […]

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North Carolina Republican Owes $34,310 for Disputed Absentee Ballot and Turnout Work, Records Show

LUMBERTON, N.C. — The congressional campaign of Mark Harris disclosed late Thursday night that it owed more than $34,000 in connection with an absentee ballot and voter turnout operation that has prompted fears of election fraud and called the North Carolina Republican’s narrow victory into question. In a filing with […]

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David Valadao Concedes House Race in Another Setback for California Republicans

LOS ANGELES — It seemed that things could hardly get much worse for California Republicans. But on Thursday, the party conceded a seventh congressional seat in California, as Democrats completed a clean sweep of all the Republican-held seats in California districts where Hillary Clinton had defeated President Trump. Democrats are […]

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North Carolina Republicans Targeted Voter Fraud. Did They Look at the Wrong Kind?

LUMBERTON, N.C. — It was a triumphant moment for North Carolina Republicans in 2013 when they enacted one of the nation’s most aggressive voter-identification laws. The measure would combat voter fraud, they argued — though, as federal courts later ruled, it would almost certainly reduce African-American Democratic turnout. At the […]

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North Carolina’s Election Turmoil: What We Know and Don’t Know

A congressional race in North Carolina that seemed to be settled on election night was reopened last week amid allegations of absentee ballot fraud. The Republican candidate, Mark Harris, has a 905-vote lead over the Democrat, Dan McCready. Here’s what we know, and what we don’t know. What we know […]

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North Carolina Election That Looked to Be Republican Victory Now in Limbo

A North Carolina congressional election that a Republican appeared to have narrowly won is now in limbo as state elections officials investigate voting irregularities and questions about the handling of absentee ballots. On Friday, the North Carolina State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement declined to certify the election results […]

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A Fact-Checker’s Guide to Thanksgiving Politics

The turkey has been carved, the potatoes mashed, the wine poured. And someone who has had one too many drinks, perhaps inevitably, utters two words. “So — Trump?” Maybe you, like the majority of Americans, dread discussing politics at Thanksgiving dinner. Maybe your meal, like celebrations after the 2016 election, […]

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Florida’s Recount Nears End. But a ‘Significant Number’ of Votes Could Remain Uncounted

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. — Florida was scheduled to wrap up a machine recount of its contested election Thursday afternoon, but officials in Palm Beach County said their tabulation equipment came up short “a significant number” of ballots in the final Senate tally, making it nearly impossible for the county to […]

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Well After Election Day, Florida and Georgia Voters Still Wonder Who Won

ATLANTA — Two days after Election Day, the 31 million residents of Georgia and Florida still could not say for sure who had won three of their marquee political contests. Razor-thin and shrinking leads in the vote tallies on Thursday unleashed hordes of lawyers, talk of recounts and runoffs, and […]

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