Election 2016

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The 2016 election season's popular fact-checker embed is back once again, covering president-elect Donald Trump's victory tour speech in Fayetteville, North Carolina. The speech has been fully transcribed and annotated by the NPR Politics team, including the addition of context and live links around specific policy points. 

 

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In the North Carolina General Assembly, the GOP retained veto-proof majorities in both chambers thanks at least in part to gerrymandered legislative districts.

In the North Carolina legislature, Republicans maintained their supermajority in both the House and Senate. That means regardless of who's governor, lawmakers can override him.

How Buncombe County Voted

Nov 9, 2016

Turnout in Buncombe County was just over 71%, slightly above the state average for North Carolina.

North Carolina Election Results

Nov 8, 2016
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WCQS's Helen Chickering and Jeremy Loeb gathered sound from precincts in and around Asheville.  Stay tuned to WCQS for continuing election coverage.    

Election Day Is Here - What You Need To Know

Nov 8, 2016
North Carolina Board of Elections

It's the day we've been building toward for almost two years.

Need to find your polling place?  Click here.

The 2016 election cycle has been strange, unorthodox, offensive, entertaining, unpredictable, divisive and long.

For more than a year, strategists have tried to use scandals, wedge issues and the media, among other political tools, as candidates chase victory on Election Night. But now, it all comes down to numbers. Here are a few to consider in the final stretch of the campaign.

Time is running out on this election and as we get to the home stretch, North Carolina’s role seems to be becoming more important.

Election Day is tomorrow and this much we know, baring a surprise of historic proportions the next president of the United States will speak in North Carolina on Monday. Both Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump have scheduled last minute stops in what has become the front line of this election. 

Who is voting may be just as scrutinized on Election Day as who wins. And we’re not talking about classic voting blocks.

From the mundane like ballot selfies, to the serious, like claims of rigged elections, fraud or voter intimidation, much of the scrutiny has been fueled on social media.

This is a national narrative. But like many things this election North Carolina finds itself at the center of the story.

And now for something sweet on the eve of the 2016 Election. It’s an issue everyone can support no matter who you’re voting for: the power of desserts. Two bakers in Asheville have resurrected a tasty treat from the 1700’s known as Election cake. WFAE’s Sarah Delia spoke with the bakers who are out to “Make America Cake Again.”

The 2016 campaign is officially rounding the last turn and heading into the home stretch. If you are reading  this, you are also someone who has likely refreshed FiveThirtyEight and Real Clear Politics multiple times in the last hour, so without delay, please download today's WUNCPolitics Podcast.

In our final chat before Election Day Morning Edition host Marshall Terry talks about last minute campaign strategies, early voting results, and this week’s NAACP lawsuit with political analyst Michael Bitzer.

Asheville Bonds - What Would They Pay For?

Nov 3, 2016
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This story first appeared as part of the WCQS 2016 Election Special which can be heard in its entirety here.

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This story originally aired as part the 2016 WCQS Election Special which can be heard in its entirety here.  

This election has seemed to go on for ages, and election fatigue is a very real thing.  But if you think you’re tired, think about the people working the campaign.  From the campaign workers themselves to the volunteers, there are a lot of people doing a lot of work this election.

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Democratic Georgia Congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis is in Charlotte today trying to rally voters to the polls.  He'll lead a march he says reminds him of marches he lead in Alabama in the 1960s.  Lewis' visit comes as Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton tries to gin up enthusiasm during North Carolina's early voting period, which ends Saturday.  Turnout numbers among black voters are down from where they were this time 4 years ago.  He spoke with WCQS's Jeremy Loeb about those concerns, and about the ongoing legal battle over voting rights in North Carolina.

President Obama rallied supporters of Hillary Clinton in North Carolina on Wednesday. The president made the case to a crowd in Chapel Hill for Clinton to succeed him in office.

News & Observer of Raleigh

With early voting wrapping up on Saturday in North Carolina, both presidential campaigns are targeting the state in a big way.  Both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will be in the state today:  Donald Trump for rallies in Concord and Selma.  Hillary Clinton in Raleigh.  But the edge goes to Clinton in terms of big-name surrogates.  She’ll be joined onstage today by Senator Bernie Sanders.  Chelsea Clinton is scheduled for a get out the vote rally in Asheville on Saturday.  And yesterday, President Barack Obama tried to push Democrats to the polls in Chapel Hill, acknowledging some of the

News & Observer of Raleigh

President Barack Obama was in Chapel Hill yesterday rallying support for Hillary Clinton.  He also was rallying support for Democratic Senate hopeful Deborah Ross and blasted her opponent, Republican Senator Richard Burr for several controversial remarks he made in audio that was leaked to CNN.

A federal judge in Winston-Salem Wednesday said the state's process for handling challenges to a voter's registration "sounds like something that was put together in 1901." Judge Loretta Biggs had pointed questions about the cancellation of nearly 7,000 voter registrations in eight counties over the past two years. The North Carolina NAACP is suing North Carolina, and much of the focus is on recent cancellations in Cumberland and Moore counties. WFAE's Michael Tomsic was in the courtroom and joined Mark Rumsey to discuss.

What stood out?

The battle for votes is in full swing this last week of early voting across North Carolina. Social justice and voting rights groups have been working especially hard to get African Americans to the polls. They say the demographic group holds the key to who wins on November 8th.

In a state where political advertisements dominate the airwaves for presidential, senate and gubernatorial races, very little focus has been given to the 13 congressional house races.

Almost from the start of his outsider presidential campaign, Donald Trump has been planting seeds of doubt in the election process. The Republican's standard-bearer has suggested he might not accept the results of next week's election, and has argued the entire electoral process has been rigged against him.

The state chapter of the NAACP is asking a federal court to stop local elections boards from canceling voter registrations.

The lawsuit says the court should restore thousands of voters who have been removed from the rolls in Moore and Beaufort Counties because of individual challenges.

A new report shows Asian Americans are the fastest-growing racial demographic in North Carolina.

It also shows this group of largely independent voters could turn out to be a key swing vote in this upcoming election – if they show up at the polls.

Millions of North Carolinians will cast ballots this election – and millions will not. With the cacophony of attack ads, character assaults and ambiguous policy positions at a fevered pitch, perhaps the most important political question these days – will you vote?

Jeremy Loeb/WCQS

The last week of early voting in North Carolina has begun.  Early voting wraps up on Saturday, November 5th.  That’s the last chance for anyone NOT registered to vote to do so, as unregistered voters can register and vote at the same time during early voting, but NOT on Election Day, November 8th.  Long lines have been reported across the state.  But things were pretty slow and steady Sunday at the Pack Library early voting site in downtown Asheville.  Donner Lohnes is a poll worker at that site.

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First lady Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton campaigned together for the first time in Winston-Salem Thursday.  The crowd at the Joel Coliseum was estimated to be around 10,500 people.  All Things Considered host Robert Siegel spoke with Asma Khalid about the event.  

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