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North Carolina Governor Vetoes Born-Alive Bill

Democratic North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed a born-alive bill Thursday that sought to explicitly direct physicians to provide care for infants who survive abortion procedures. Cooper vetoed SB359, also known as the “Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act,” which passed the state legislature Tuesday. The state Senate first passed the bill Monday and the House passed the bill in a ...

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North Carolina Legislature Passes Born Alive Survivors Protection Act

The North Carolina legislature passed a bill Tuesday seeking to spell out and mandate physicians provide care to babies who survive abortion. The state Senate first passed the “Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act,” SB359, on Monday. The House passed the bill in a 65-46 vote Tuesday, according to The News & Observer. “Any infant born alive after an abortion or ...

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Mexican National Gets Light Sentence For Illegally Voting In Presidential Election

A U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina announced on Monday that a Mexican national was sentenced to one month in prison for illegally voting in the 2016 presidential election. Guadalupe Espinosa-Pena, 61, pleaded guilty to illegally voting by an alien in the 2016 general election in North Carolina. He was consequently sentenced to one month in prison ...

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NCGOP Chair Robin Hayes Charged With Conspiracy, Bribery

The chairman of the North Carolina Republican Party was indicted Tuesday on conspiracy and bribery charges for attempting to influence the state’s insurance commissioner through campaign donations, according to the Department of Justice. NCGOP chairman Robin Hayes, also a former U.S. Congressman from the state’s 8th District, was indicted along with wealthy Durham businessman Greg Lindberg and two of his ...

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Federal Court Strikes Down North Carolina 20 Week Abortion Ban

A federal judge ruled Monday that a North Carolina law is unconstitutional, determining that the state cannot enforce a law that restricts abortion access pre-fetal viability. U.S. District Judge William Osteen ruled Monday that a “week-or event-specific” ban barring abortions after 20 weeks is not constitutional, Reuters reported. “[A] state is never allowed to prohibit any swath of pre-viability abortions ...

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Mark Harris Bows Out Of Do-Over North Carolina Congressional Race Citing Health Concerns

Republican congressional candidate Mark Harris is bowing out of the race to represent North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District, citing health concerns in a statement Tuesday. North Carolina’s Board of Elections unanimously ordered a new election in the district Thursday due to evidence of illegal ballot harvesting by a Harris campaign contractor. The race was the only 2018 midterm election that had not ...

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North Carolina Elections Director Says GOP Consultant Orchestrated An ‘Unlawful’ Ballot-Harvesting Scheme

A contractor hired by North Carolina Republican congressional candidate Mark Harris orchestrated a “coordinated, unlawful and substantially resourced absentee ballot scheme” in the 2018 general election, state elections director Kim Strach said Monday. Harris campaign consultant Leslie McCrae Dowless paid his workers to collect mail-in absentee ballots from voters in Bladen and Robeson counties, Strach said. Harris currently holds an unnofficial ...

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North Carolina declares State of Emergency ahead of winter storm ‘Diego’

Citizens, public safety and utility officials are making preparations Saturday in North Carolina ahead of a Winter Storm that will bring lots of snow, freezing rain, ice and power outages to the Tarheel State. Governor Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency for all 100 counties and a large swath of the state is under either a winter storm warning ...

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Hundreds Of Thousands Expected To Lose Power As Winter Storm Approaches

Winter Storm Inga pile up 2018

The governor of North Carolina has declared a State of Emergency as the state braces for a major winter storm, with thousands expected to lose power. “North Carolina is gearing up for a major winter storm and we’re taking all steps necessary to have the resources we need in place to respond,” North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper said in ...

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North Carolina’s 9th District Still Hasn’t Certified Results Under Accusations Of Voter Fraud. Here’s What’s Going On

Leslie McCrae Dowless Jr. was a contractor for the top consulting group hired by Republican Mark Harris, a congressional candidate in North Carolina’s 9th district. Dowless is accused of running an illegal ballot harvesting scheme in North Carolina’s rural Bladen County. The state board of elections could decide to hold a new election between Harris and Democratic nominee Dan McCready. ...

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Watch Live: President Trump holds MAGA rally in Charlotte, NC – 10/26/18

Two tight races in the area Livestreams available at the bottom of the article President Donald Trump will hold a Make America Great Again rally in Charlotte, North Carolina, Friday to support two U.S. House candidates who are in close election races. Area Races North Carolina’s 9th and 13th Congressional districts border Charlotte, NC, where the president will hold his ...

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President Trump to hold MAGA rally in North Carolina Friday

Two amazing Republican candidates are being outspent by left-wing Democrats taking in massive outside donations Rally location, times, and where to get tickets (bottom of the article) President Donald Trump will hold a Make America Great Again rally in Charlotte, North Carolina, Friday to support of two U.S. House candidates who are in close election races. Area Races North Carolina’s ...

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Updated: President Donald Trump’s Schedule for Wednesday, September 19, 2018

President Donald Trump will spend the day in North Carolina just days after the state suffered a direct hit by Hurricane Florence then torrential rains from the storm in the days that followed. Some areas of the state expect to remain flooded through early next week. The president began his North Carolina visit at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point in ...

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