Voting


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Black Lives Matter Is Inspiring Young People to Register to Vote. Could They Swing the Election?

Beyond demanding an end to racial injustice, the protests have also offered an opportunity to register more people to vote.

The writer, a permanent resident who lives in Charlotte, says she might not be eligible to vote, so she's ensuring that other voters know what's at stake. (Image via screenshot)
I’m Not Eligible to Vote. That’s Why I Work To Make Sure Others Do.

An immigrant living in NC says her father is the only family member eligible to vote, so she makes sure others know what’s at stake.

Page Lemel, a Transylvania County commissioner, is a lifelong Republican. But she left the GOP in December and plans to vote for Biden because she can't support President Donald Trump. (Image for Cardinal & Pine by Grant Baldwin)
Disillusioned NC Republicans Call for a Future Without Trump

Longtime Tar Heel Republicans, and several nationally-prominent conservatives, face off against the RNC with their own anti-Trump convention.

Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks during the third day of the Democratic National Convention, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
North Carolinians See a More Inclusive Future with Biden-Harris Ticket

The historic selection of Kamala Harris as Joe Biden’s vice-presidential choice prompted reaction around NC.

Former President Barack Obama acknowledges the crowd after addressing services for the late Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Thursday, July 30, 2020.  (Image via AP, Pool)
Gene Nichol: When Obama Talked About Voter Suppression, He Was Talking About NC’s Sins

Gene Nichol, the NC anti-poverty crusader, writes how today's voter suppression sins came up in President Obama’s eulogy of John Lewis.

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Pay Attention to the Poor, New Study Says. They Could Decide November’s Election.

Poor People's Campaign details potential of lower-income voters for presidential, US Senate races in NC and beyond.

Marcia McCoy drops her ballot into a box outside the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections, Tuesday, April 28, 2020, in Cleveland, Ohio. (Graphic via Denzel Boyd/Tony Dejak of AP)
Trump Is Trying to Undermine Mail-In Voting. Here Are Five Ways to Ensure Your Ballot Is Counted.

If you’re one of the many people who wants to vote-by-mail, but is nervous about doing so after Trump’s attacks on the process, there’s some good news.