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US: North Carolina (News/Activism)

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  • You Can Count the Number of Attendees at Kamala's Rally on Two Hands

    10/22/2020 10:12:23 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 67 replies
    BonginoReport via Rumble ^ | 10/21/20 | BonginoReport
    Here is the Biden / Harris 2020 rally in North Carolina yesterday. https://rumble.com/vasoej-you-can-count-the-number-of-attendees-at-kamalas-rallies-on-two-hands.html?mref=23gga&mrefc=2  Here is a photo of the Trump / Pence 2020 rally in North Carolina yesterday.        
  • North Carolina Early Vote Update (good news, again)

    10/22/2020 5:55:50 AM PDT · by bort · 44 replies
    North Carolina Board Elections ^ | October 22, 2020 | bort
    It took 7 days, but Republicans finally cast more early votes (2,000) yesterday than Democrats. That, my friends, is excellent news. The current early vote (mail-ins + in-person) numbers are: Democrats= 1,038,752 (42.62%) Republicans= 691,174 (28.36%) Dem Lead: 347,578 Again, in 2016 when Trump won NC by 3.8 percentage points, at the end of early voting, the Democrats had a lead of 310,000 votes. The Republicans cut 4 points off of the Democrats lead yesterday, and are likely favored to win most (if not every) of the remaining early voting days. (continued below)
  • North Carolina is the center of the political universe as the state's demographics shift dramatically

    10/22/2020 6:17:34 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | October 22, 2020 | Dan Mercia
    News to Know for Oct. 22: Woman shot, man stabbed; Henrico school board… Absentee or early voting? Here is the best way to vote in 2020, according to… CNN logoNorth Carolina is the center of the political universe as the state's demographics shift dramatically a sign on the side of a building: Signs are placed outside a polling location in Robersonville, North Carolina, on October 15, the first day of early voting in the state.© Gabriella Demczuk for CNN Signs are placed outside a polling location in Robersonville, North Carolina, on October 15, the first day of early voting in...
  • Democrat US Senate candidates slammed for fundraising with Cal Cunningham after scandal

    10/21/2020 3:37:41 PM PDT · by BenghaziMemoriam · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/20/2020 | Evie Fordham
    Republicans are dinging Democratic Senate candidates for participating in fundraising events with North Carolina candidate Cal Cunningham after he admitted to an extramarital affair earlier this month. Online invites show that Cunningham was part of joint fundraising events on Oct. 8 and Oct. 11 with fellow Democrats including Georgia candidates Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock, Maine candidate Sara Gideon and Montana candidate Gov. Steve Bullock. "It's despicable that Jon Ossoff raised tens of thousands of dollars with Cal Cunningham, who is now facing accusations of whether he used campaign funds for the benefit of his extramarital relationship with the wife...
  • WATCH: Sen. Kamala Harris makes campaign stop in Asheville, N.C.

    10/21/2020 1:07:00 PM PDT · by ConservativeInPA · 116 replies
    Youtube ^ | October 21, 2020 | PBS News Hour
    Video of Kamala Harris big time rally in NC earlier today. Prepare yourselves for this. The crowd is massive. The Harris-Biden campaign is gaining momentum in NC. Check out minute 16:46 in the video to see the crowd.
  • NC’s mail-in ballot acceptance extension OK'd by US courts, but fight could go to Supreme Court

    10/21/2020 9:28:54 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 21 2020 | Evie Fordham
    North Carolina's mail-in ballot acceptance deadline can be pushed back, a U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday night, but opponents of a deadline extension could try to take their fight to the Supreme Court. “All ballots must still be mailed on or before Election Day,” the ruling states, according to the News & Observer. “The change is simply an extension from three to nine days after Election Day for a timely ballot to be received and counted."
  • LIVE: President Trump Holds Make America Great Again Rally in Gastonia, NC 10-21-20 7 EDT

    10/21/2020 6:31:47 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 377 replies
    Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 7:00 PM EDT President Donald J. Trump Delivers Remarks at a Make America Great Again Rally in Gastonia, North Carolina Gastonia Municipal Airport
  • Some Triangle-area kids get fake text messages, letters asking them to register to vote. (And absentee ballot request forms)

    10/21/2020 5:30:45 AM PDT · by CodeJockey · 8 replies
    WTVD 11 ^ | 8/26/20 | Diane Wilson
    Efforts to get your vote is in full force right now and even some kids who aren't even eligible to vote are being targeted. ABC11 viewers reached out after their kids received a request to register to vote and absentee ballot request forms in the mail. A 12-year-old boy in Cary, NC got a text message on his phone which states in part..."America needs your voice to be heard but NC records show that your voter registration may not be up to date...register now." The text message provides a link that directs him to the voter registration on the North...
  • Court lets North Carolina keep absentee deadline extension

    10/21/2020 12:57:29 AM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 61 replies
    WRAL.com ^ | 10/20/20 | Jonathan Drew, AP
    North Carolina can accept absentee ballots that are postmarked by Election Day for more than a week afterward, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday. The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals declined to block an extension for accepting the ballots that was announced in late September. The State Board of Elections decided then that absentee ballots could be accepted until Nov. 12 as long as they were mailed by Election Day, lengthening the timeframe from three to nine days. The change was made as part of a legal settlement with voting rights advocates.
  • BREAKING: Latest RCP meta-polling shows momentum shift toward Trump

    10/20/2020 8:30:44 PM PDT · by RandFan · 32 replies
    Twitter ^ | Oct 20 | Paul Sperry
    @paulsperry_BREAKING: Latest RCP meta-polling shows momentum shift toward Trump with Trump eating into Biden's nat'l lead by 1.5+ points and narrowing his lead in key battleground states, including Penn & NC, where 1 poll shows Trump has tied it up, while Sen. Tillis has tied up his race too
  • NC governor caught on hot mic telling Biden they'll drag Cal Cunningham ‘across the line’ after scandal

    10/20/2020 11:01:49 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 36 replies
    | Fox News ^ | 10/20/2020 | By Evie Fordham
    North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper appeared to call Senate candidate Cal Cunningham's scandal "frustrating," but predicted his campaign would "get across the line" during a conversation with Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden that was caught on a hot mic on Monday. "Thanks for coming out, you didn't have to do this," Biden told Cooper, a Democrat. News of Cunningham's inappropriate behavior emerged in early October, when conservative website National File published texts between Cunningham and California woman Arlene Guzman Todd that were sexual in nature. His campaign confirmed the texts earlier this month. Since then, Cunningham's campaign has tried to...
  • Poll: North Carolina a toss-up battleground state two weeks before election

    10/20/2020 6:04:37 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 23 replies
    WBT Radio ^ | Oct 20, 2020
    Two weeks from Election Day and North Carolina is a dead heat in two critical races. Joe Biden holds a one-point lead over Donald Trump, according to a new poll by ABC News/Washington Post on Tuesday morning. Likely voters in the Tar Heel state favor the former Vice President by a 49 percent to 48 percent margin over the President. The Democratic nominee’s narrow lead over the Republican incumbent sits within the survey’s margin of error of 4.5 percentage points. Biden’s standing is boosted by his support among women, 54 percent of whom support him to Trump’s 43 percent, though...
  • WRAL INVESTIGATES WRAL tests timely delivery of 'absentee ballots' and finds some fall through cracks

    10/19/2020 9:42:49 PM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 4 replies
    WRAL.com ^ | 10/19/20 | Cullen Browder
    DURHAM, N.C. — More than half of the nearly 1.4 million absentee ballots requested in North Carolina remain outstanding with 15 days left until Election Day. Mailed ballots must be postmarked by Nov. 3 and received by county election officials by Nov. 6 to count. So, with time running short to get those ballots in, WRAL Investigates again put the U.S. Postal Service to the test to see how long it takes "ballots" mailed from different parts of Durham and Cumberland counties to get to a central location in each county.
  • Cal Cunningham Loses Newspaper Endorsements Over Adultery Scandal ... Cheating Cal Has Problems [NC Senate (D) Candidate]

    10/19/2020 10:10:10 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 46 replies
    nationalfile.com ^ | by Patrick Howley October 19, 2020
    Former Cal Cunningham Staffer Accuses Him of Having A SECOND AFFAIR Embattled Democrat North Carolina U.S. Senate candidate Cal Cunningham will not receive the endorsements of the Charlotte Observer and Raleigh News and Observer, which planned to endorse Cunningham before NATIONAL FILE busted the Democrat’s adultery scandal. (READ: Cunningham’s Mistress Has Nude Photos of Cal, Slept With the Democrat In Cal’s Family Home). HERE IS THE STATEMENT, ISSUED JOINTLY, BY BOTH THE RALEIGH NEWS AND OBSERVER AND THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER EDITORIAL BOARD: “Two weeks ago, this editorial board was prepared to endorse Democrat Cal Cunningham in North Carolina’s 2020 U.S....
  • Cal Cunningham First Democrat in 22 Years Not to Receive Charlotte Observer Endorsement

    10/18/2020 4:41:33 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Oct 2020 | Sean Moran
    Cal Cunningham is now the first North Carolina Democrat Senate candidate in 22 years not to receive the Charlotte Observer’s endorsement. The Charlotte Observer and the Raleigh News & Observer on Saturday declined to endorse Cunningham. This makes Cunningham the first North Carolina Democrat Senate candidate to not receive an endorsement from the Charlotte Observer since John Edwards in 1998. In a joint editorial, both outlets wrote that they planned on endorsing Cunningham; however, his lack of transparency and refusal to answer questions from the North Carolina press led the papers to reconsider. The papers wrote: His [Cunningham’s] lack of...
  • NC Gov. Roy Cooper wants another term. His first is ‘defined by the coronavirus pandemic’

    10/18/2020 12:29:39 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 16 replies
    The News and Observer ^ | OCTOBER 14, 2020 | DAWN BAUMGARTNER VAUGHAN
    North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper sailed through the March primary election, giving an acceptance speech about growing up the son of a public school teacher and working on a farm. He touted his successes since being elected in 2016, including repealing the controversial House Bill 2, and his work on goals like closing the health care coverage gap. But he said something else in that speech, too: “With the challenge of the new coronavirus, I want you to know my team is up to the task, that we are prepared and we are ready to move North Carolina forward.”...
  • Has Trump Killed Sex Scandals? The Curious Case of Cal Cunningham

    10/17/2020 1:04:09 PM PDT · by ladyjane · 42 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | October 2020 | Ben Jacobs
    Less than two weeks ago, Democrat Cal Cunningham was the front-runner in the Senate race in North Carolina. A former state senator, a current lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserves, and an elder in the Presbyterian Church, the Democrat had been running a belligerently bland campaign against first-term Republican incumbent Thom Tillis. Cunningham filled the airwaves with gauzy television ads and consistently led in polls. Then his sexts were leaked to a right-wing website.
  • With Fewer Covid Restrictions, South’s Economy Outperforms Nation

    10/17/2020 10:02:19 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 14 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | October 17, 2020 | Sarah Chaney and Kim Mackrael
    When coronavirus cases began surging across the South this summer, the region seemed destined for the same economic setback the Northeast suffered during the spring. But by the end of summer, the South’s economy remained largely unscathed from the wave of infections. Its unemployment rate had fallen to 6.9%, the lowest of any region in August. The number of people employed was 6% lower in August than in February, before most of the country locked down, compared with declines of 10.6% in the Northeast, 8.2% in the West and 7% in the Midwest. Consumers continued to spend at relatively high...
  • North Carolina Early Vote and Vote-By-Mail

    10/17/2020 5:47:17 AM PDT · by Ravi · 25 replies
    Here are the RETURNED North Carolina VBM ballots and Early In-Person Votes combined (ballots accepted) but NOT counted. 1,248,886 ballots have been cast at this point. That is about 26% of ALL ballots cast in 2016. 13.7% of REPs and 22.6% of DEMs have voted. 10/17/20: REPs - 300,286, DEMs - 586,814, lead of 286,528 for DEMs, 47.0% to 24.0% 10/16/20: REPs - 191,666, DEMs - 438,932, lead of 247,2666 for DEMs, 49.3% to 21.6% 77.8% of those have voted this year voted in the 2016 General Election.
  • Cal Cunningham’s Family Business Was a Top Polluter in North Carolina

    10/16/2020 7:48:42 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 16, 2020 | Collin Anderson
    North Carolina Democrat Cal Cunningham's family business repeatedly ranked among the state's top polluters. The candidate now presents himself as an environmental champion in his bid to unseat Republican senator Thom Tillis (N.C.). Cunningham was a shareholder in the now-defunct Cunningham Brick Company as recently as 2015, court documents obtained by the Washington Free Beacon show. According to emissions reports filed with the North Carolina Department of Environmental and Natural Resources, the company released at least 1,700 tons of carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxide, sulfur dioxide, and other harmful substances between 1993 and 2011, making it a major polluter in the...