Election

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Supporters say they will keep showing up until the tribal council for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians hears their call to recognize same-sex marriage. 

Just like last month, tribal council members voted for a second time not to read a resolution that would change the Cherokee code to recognize same-sex marriage.  

But at Thursday’s meeting, almost 20 Eastern Band members turned out to show their support for the measure. 

Matt Bush WCQS

Slightly more than a third of registered voters in Buncombe County have already cast a ballot during early voting, which ends later this week.

Matt Bush WCQS

Two polls released this week on the election in North Carolina showed very different results.  The Monmouth University poll released Monday showed Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and her Republican counterpart Donald Trump in a virtual tie in the hotly contested battleground state of North Carolina.

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Democrat Hillary Clinton is safely ahead of Republican Donald Trump in North Carolina according to a poll released Tuesday by the New York Times and Siena University.  The results run counter to a poll released Monday by Monmouth University, which showed the race neck and neck.  Both polls were conducted between Oct 20th and the 23rd.

The crowd at this year’s Mountain Moral Monday may have been smaller than in recent years.  But it was no less enthusiastic.

In between the music and poetry readings was the main attraction – a keynote speech from Reverend Dr. William J Barber II, president of North Carolina’s NAACP.  While he touched on many topics in his more than half hour address, Barber’s call to action, repeated several times, was just four words long.

“We better vote.  Now.”

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North Carolina U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R) wasn't supposed to have much trouble in being elected to a third term in D.C.  But for a myriad of reasons, his race against former state representative and North Carolina ACLU Director Deborah Ross (D) is tight as early voting in the state gets underway.  The stakes are high - the winner could end up deciding which party holds the majority in the U.S. Senate.  Republicans currently do, after seizing it from Democrats following the 2014 elections.  Burr and Ross held their lone debate last week at the UNC-TV studios.

Burr - Neither Trump Or Clinton A Role Model

Oct 12, 2016
Matt Bush WCQS

North Carolina Senator Richard Burr says neither Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump are role models.  But the Republican still stands behind the GOP nominee as Burr faces his own tough re-election bid.

During an informal 30-minute talk with employees at Thermo Fisher Scientific in Asheville, Burr never said Trump or Clinton’s name.  He made it clear though he thinks neither is a role model, which Burr reiterated with reporters later.

“I’m not sure I’d hold up either of them to my grandchildren and say ‘Here’s someone you can mirror’”, says Burr.