Elections


North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper, joined by his wife Kristin, reacts after being declared winner over Republican Dan Forest in the governor's race in Raleigh, N.C., Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. State election officials certified the governor's race and most in the state Tuesday, Nov. 24. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
It’s Official. Trump, Cooper, Tillis Take North Carolina.

State officials approve certification of 2020 election results, although pending recounts and protests in five races remain.

FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2020, file photo, a worker prepares tabulators for the upcoming election at the Wake County Board of Elections in Raleigh, N.C. Early in-person voting starts Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, in all 100 counties in North Carolina, where the historically popular form of casting ballots has been upstaged this fall by people voting by mail during the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, file)
We Don’t Know Who Won the Top Slot at the NC Supreme Court This Election. That’s Normal.

North Carolina is slated to certify election results Tuesday, three weeks after Election Day part of the normal process every election.

Two Transylvania County commissioners Page Lemel and Mike Hawkins were soundly defeated in this fall's election after breaking rank with President Trump and the Republican Party. (Image via Lemel and Hawkins' campaign page)
‘I’d Do It Again in a Heartbeat’: Two NC Republicans Talk Losing Their Elections After Spurning Trump

Ex-NC Republicans Page Lemel and Mike Hawkins on their rejection of Trump, and whether or not it cost them re-election.

Chief Justice Cheri Beasley (center) of the NC Supreme Court, with her Republican challenger Paul Newby beside her. (Photo from Beasley campaign).
Every Vote Counts: NC’s Chief Justice Race Is Down to the Wire

At times, the race between Cheri Beasley and Paul Newby has been separated by just a handful of votes as the state tallies absentee ballots.

President Donald Trump participates in a Veterans Day wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020. Most credible news outlets have called the election for Democrat Joe Biden, but Trump has refused to concede. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Advice for Trump: Here’s How I Learned to Lose Gracefully

Making a teachable moment out of President Trump’s refusal to accept defeat in the 2020 election.

Democrat Ricky Hurtado was the lone member of his party to win a contested race in deeply-red Alamance County. What does that mean for NC Latino voters?
What Ricky Hurtado’s Big Win in Alamance County Means for NC Latinos

A longtime NC advocate for Latino residents says the state is reckoning with a powerful new bloc of voters that could change party politics.

FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, file photo, stacks of ballot envelopes waiting to be mailed are seen at the Wake County Board of Elections in Raleigh, N.C.  A federal judge has blocked updated North Carolina absentee voting rules that gave voters more leeway to fix witness problems and extended the period when elections boards could accept mailed-in ballots. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
Right Name, Wrong State: How a Bethel, NC Town Clerk Got A Ballot Meant For Bethel, ME Home

An absentee ballot meant for Bethel, Maine arrived in Bethel, NC right before Election Day. Then, this town clerk jumped into action.