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Election Fraud in North Carolina? State Board Will Hear Evidence This Week.

More than three months after an election that might have been tainted by fraud — and more than six weeks after the new Congress convened without a representative from North Carolina’s Ninth Congressional District — state regulators are scheduled to meet on Monday to consider evidence of possible misconduct. The […]

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North Carolina’s furniture capital is undergoing a tech transformation

At one time, an estimated 60 percent of all furniture made in America was produced within a 150-mile radius of High Point—leading the North Carolina city to be dubbed “The Furniture Capital of the World.” The city’s economy thrived on “Made in America” manufacturing. But as manufacturers saw the benefits […]

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Nassir Little Reminded Everyone Why He’s A Lottery Pick In A Blowout Win For North Carolina

Getty Image After nine minutes of action on Monday evening, the North Carolina Tar Heels looked out of sorts. Roy Williams’ team, playing at home against a quality opponent in Virginia Tech, was expected to win (at least according to Las Vegas) but North Carolina trailed by a 22-13 margin […]

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North Carolina Man Arrested After Video of Him Brutally Punching Black Girl Goes Viral

Screenshot: WLOS A North Carolina man was arrested on Saturday after video showed him pushing and punching a girl at a local mall as he was surrounded by dozens of onlookers. Asheville, North Carolina, authorities arrested 51-year-old David Steven Bell shortly after video circulated on social media showing a man […]

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Man Tries to Kidnap Woman. Woman Runs In Black Karate Dojo. Attacker Follows. Things Don’t Go Well

Screenshot: YouTube A North Carolina martial arts studio became the scene of a karate movie when a man’s attempt to kidnap a woman made him the star of a remake of a classic 1985, The Last Draggin’. According to CNN affiliate WSOC, a woman ran into the Bushiken Karate Charlotte […]

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North Carolina Court Rebukes State Board of Elections for Handling of Congressional Race Investigation

A special panel of three North Carolina Superior Court judges rebuked the North Carolina State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement (NCSBE) on Thursday for its handling of the investigation into alleged election irregularities in the Ninth Congressional District Race. The effect of the court’s ruling and subsequent events on Friday leaves the outcome of […]

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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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Junkyard Find: 1984 Toyota Van

When Chrysler had such a smash hit with the K-derived minivans of the 1980s, Toyota USA needed some kind of family hauler bigger than the Cressida, Camry, and Tercel wagons. The solution, from the perspective of the suits in Aichi, was obvious: Americanize the TownAce mid-engined van and ship it […]

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NC GOP Lawmakers to Challenge Democrat Governor’s Voter ID Bill Veto

North Carolina Republican lawmakers said Friday they would challenge Democrat Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of a bill requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls. Cooper vetoed the legislation on Friday, even though more than 55 percent of the state electorate approved of the measure in a referendum, the News & Observer reported. The […]

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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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Rosanell Eaton, Fierce Voting Rights Advocate, Dies at 97

Rosanell Eaton, a resolute African-American woman who was hailed by President Barack Obama as a beacon of civil rights for her role as a lead plaintiff in a lawsuit against a restrictive North Carolina voting law that reached the Supreme Court in 2016, died on Saturday in Louisburg, N.C. She […]

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Von Spakovsky: Sen. Scott–You’ve Misjudged Tom Farr, and Here’s Why

Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) made a mistake recently when he announced that he wouldn’t vote to confirm Tom Farr for a federal district court slot in North Carolina. This was after Scott voted in favor of cloture for Farr, which advanced his nomination to the floor for an actual vote, in a 50-50 tie that […]

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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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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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The GOP’s Laboratories of Oligarchy

In the classic comic strip Calvin and Hobbes, the titular characters occasionally play a game known as “Calvinball.” The rules are simple: Hobbes makes them up as he goes. In one strip, the imaginary stuffed tiger declares mid-game that Calvin has entered an “invisible sector” and must cover his eyes […]

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Democrats Continue Legal Battle to Reverse Election Day Results in North Carolina

Democrats continue their full-court legal press to reverse the election day results in the 9th Congressional District of North Carolina where all eight of the counties in the district have certified Republican Mark Harris’s 905 vote victory. But the North Carolina State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement, which is the only governing body with […]

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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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Fixes: A Call to Modernize American Philanthropy

When America’s philanthropic and social sector were developed early in the 20th century, the design resembled elements of colonial social architecture: bureaucracy, competition, specialization and consolidation of power and resources, Edgar Villanueva writes in his new book, “Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides and Restore Balance.” Mr. Villanueva, who […]

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Donald Trump Thunders at Media for Trying to Smear His Supporters after Bomb Scares

President Donald Trump denounced the media on Friday for trying to pin the recent bomb scare on him and his supporters. “We have seen an effort by the media in recent hours to use the sinister actions of one individual to score political points against me and the Republican party,” Trump said. The president commented […]

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