Elections Archive

Dare County's Tine won't seek re-election to N.C. General Assembly

KITTY HAWK, N.C. The only unaffiliated lawmaker at the North Carolina General Assembly announced Wednesday he won't seek re-election in 2016, citing the strains of the recently concluded legislative session.

FACT CHECK: Clinton, Sanders revise history in Dem debate

Hillary Rodham Clinton revised history in the Democratic debate when insisting she's not a flip-flopper on a trade deal she promoted as secretary of state but turned against as a presidential candidate.
Bernie Sanders overstated the share of wealth being taken by the richest Americans, a subject that goes to the core of his campaign.

GOP hopeful Jeb Bush in Virginia Beach next week

VIRGINIA BEACH Republican presidential contender Jeb Bush will make a return trip to Hampton Roads next week to participate in a candidate forum hosted by Regent University.

Sen. Lynwood Lewis, opponent Richard Ottinger make their cases for 6th District seat

NORFOLK Democratic state Sen. Lynwood Lewis of the Eastern Shore won his seat by 11 votes out of more than 20,000 cast in a special election last year.

Viewers' guide to the first Democratic debate of 2016 race

WASHINGTON Five Democrats vying to be President Barack Obama's successor meet Tuesday night for their first televised debate of the 2016 election, a confrontation between one of the best-known women on the planet and four men seeking to unseat her as the party's front-runner.

North Carolina attorney general primed to begin run for governor

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper is now prepared to tell North Carolina residents he's a candidate for governor next year.

Take note! Voter registration deadline is today

If you’re not registered to vote for the Nov. 3 legislative elections, today is your last chance. Voters in Virginia's 100 House of Delegates districts and 40 Senate districts will select their representatives to make decisions about taxes, school funding, transportation and myriad other issues. Delegates are elected to two-year terms; senators serve four years.

Poll: Virginia is keeping a close eye on the presidential race

If a new poll is to believed, tonight's CNN-hosted debate featuring five Democratic presidential candidates will be watched closely by huge numbers of Virginia voters. It doesn't seem to matter that the state's presidential primary isn't until March 1 and the general election is a year away.

March 15 primaries in N.C. mean quicker decisions, more uncertainty

RALEIGH, N.C. Moving North Carolina's primaries for hundreds of elected posts up by seven weeks to align with early presidential contests could save counties money, reduce voter confusion and boost overall turnout. But the late change also could generate more uncertainty about who will run, how they'll raise money, and who will advance to the general election.

Va. Beach prosecutor to handle Wagner, McCollum election complaints

RICHMOND Election complaints filed against Virginia Beach state Senate candidates Frank Wagner and Gary McCollum will be referred to the city's commonwealth's attorney, said Edgardo Cortés, commissioner of the Virginia Department of Elections.

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