NC Politics in the News: Election Result Edition

November 14, 2016

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2016 Election Results

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER: African-American turnout is down in early voting in North Carolina

African-American turnout for early voting in Tuesday’s election dropped 9 percent compared to four years ago, making North Carolina unusual among Southeastern states.

WITN-NEWS: Recount of 90k ballots sought in tight NC governor’s race

A formal complaint that could affect North Carolina’s tight governor’s race demands 90,000 Durham County ballots be recounted by hand in because tabulations were manually entered into the state election system by local officials on election night with “bleary eyes and tired hands.”

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER: GOP keeps legislative grip; Democrats get another try soon?

Despite millions spent by Democrats and allies this fall and with a divisive LGBT law in their political arsenal, the North Carolina General Assembly will begin in January with Republicans still firmly in charge and the dominant branch of state government.

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER: NC voters pick Trump; re-elect Burr, maintain 10-3 edge in House seats

After a divisive campaign up and down the ballot, North Carolina voters picked GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump and re-elected their Republican U.S. senator in a sign of the state’s rightward shift.

NEWS & OBSERVER: No one’s conceding yet in tight races for attorney general, auditor, insurance commissioner

In addition to the governor’s race, the attorney general election likely won’t be final for days.

NEWS & OBSERVER: Six things to know about NC election results in limbo

Election season in North Carolina is far from over.

WXII-12 NEWS: NC election turnout similar to 2012 percentage

Preliminary numbers in North Carolina show turnout for Tuesday’s election about the same as it was four years ago.

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER: Rare big win for Democrats tilts party balance on NC Supreme Court

As people pore over election results, trying to make sense of a year that has baffled many, some in North Carolina are trying to decipher the reasons for Wake County Superior Court Judge Mike Morgan’s resounding victory over Justice Bob Edmunds for the only open seat on the state Supreme Court.

WRAL-NEWS: 60K provisional ballots unlikely to change election outcomes

Elections officials across North Carolina will spend the weekend assessing more than 58,000 provisional ballots, which must be sorted out by elections staff and then accepted or rejected by county boards of elections by this Friday.