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Early Voting To Begin May 26 For June 7 Congressional Primary PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Monday, 16 May 2016 04:55

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Voters who want to cast their congressional primary ballot early can do so beginning Thursday, May 26. The early voting window ends Saturday, June 4 at noon.

The voter registration deadline has now passed.

Barring intervention from a court over North Carolina's contested districts, the primary will be held Tuesday, June 7.

All 13 congressional seats will be on the ballot, with the majority featuring contested primaries on at least one side of the ticket. A Supreme Court seat is also on the ballot. Four candidates will be narrowed to two candidates who will compete for the seat in the fall.

Sample ballots are available at ncsbe.gov.

 
NC Republican Party Convention Delegate List PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 12 May 2016 05:17

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - State Republicans selected their presidential nominating convention delegates at their annual meeting over the weekend.

North Carolina will have the sixth largest convention delegation at the Cleveland convention in June, according to the state party.

Dr. Ada Fisher returns in the role as National Commiteewomoan to the Republican National Committee. State Rep. Mark Brody will take the seat as National Committeeman.

The presidential slate of delegates selected:

Donald Trump -- 29

Ted Cruz -- 27

John Kasich -- 9

Marco Rubio -- 4

Ben Carson -- 1

A full list of delegates and alternates can be found at ncgop.com.

 
Lawsuit Dismissed Over Complaint About Roy Cooper's First Campaign PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 11 May 2016 05:33

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Attorney Gene Boyce has not prevailed in his attempt to force the State Bar to investigate his complaint against Democratic gubernatorial candidate Roy Cooper over an incident that occurred in Cooper's 2000 campaign for Attorney General.

Judge Donald Stephens dismissed the case last week.

Boyce's son Dan lost to Cooper.

In that race, Cooper ran an ad that made claims about excessive attorney fees charged by Boyce. The elder Boyce pursued a claim over the ad for years, saying it was false.

The case was settled in 2014. WRAL reported that the settlement included Cooper paying $75,000 and issuing a written apology.

 
State Democrats' Executive Director Marks One-Year Anniversary PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 05 May 2016 05:09

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Kimberly Reynolds commemorated one year of service to the North Carolina Democratic Party with an email urging Democrats to support the party's efforts to curtail what she termed the "Carolina Setback."

"We've had a remarkable year, and I am proud to work with such a wonderful team, all of whom are dedicated to ensuring that we put Pat McCrory's Carolina Setback to bed once and for all," she wrote.

Reynolds then posted five reasons she is proud to have the job and also praised chairman Patsy Keever.

"One thing is clearer than ever: We must elect Democrats to reverse the destructive path our state is currently winding down. So thank you for everything you've done to help move us forward -- whether you've volunteered, made a donation, or put your name on that ballot as a candidate, we wouldn't be here celebrating a year of successes without you."

 
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