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Rep. Walter Jones remembered at funeral for deep convictions

Feb. 14, 2019 5:32 PM EST

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Friends and colleagues of the late U.S. Rep. Walter Jones Jr. remembered him Thursday as a man of integrity and deep Christian conviction who fought for constituents and what he believed was right. Hundreds of people, including Gov. Roy Cooper and current and former members of...

Redistricting reformers hopeful about legislation this year

Feb. 13, 2019 6:24 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Lawmakers who want to reform the redistricting process in North Carolina say uncertainty over pending map litigation and the shaky balance of power at the legislature make them more optimistic their ideas will be voted on this year. House Democrats and Republicans filed legislation on...

If congressional race deemed tainted, will redo get support?

Feb. 12, 2019 7:04 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Attorneys for the candidates in the nation's last undecided congressional race are anticipating the possibility that North Carolina's elections board finds the contest tainted by ballot fraud, but have proposed distinct options should the divided body fail to order a re-do. Lawyers for...

Rep Walter Jones Jr. of North Carolina dies on 76th birthday

Feb. 10, 2019 9:27 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Walter B. Jones Jr. of North Carolina, a once-fervent supporter of the 2003 invasion of Iraq who later became an equally outspoken critic of the war, died Sunday on his 76th birthday. The congressman's office confirmed his death in a statement, saying Jones died in...

New board gets private preview of Congressional race probe

Feb. 7, 2019 7:43 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A reconstituted North Carolina elections board received a private preview Thursday of what investigators uncovered in their probe of absentee ballot irregularities in the country's last unresolved congressional race. Chairman Bob Cordle said the new five-member State Board of Elections...

Evidence in contested congressional race gets airing Feb. 18

Feb. 4, 2019 6:34 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's new elections board will hear evidence later this month about alleged ballot fraud as it seeks to resolve the nation's last unsettled congressional race. The five-member State Board of Elections, created last week, said Monday it will hold the Feb. 18 public hearing to...

The Latest: Trump: Photo would've doomed Northam's campaign

Feb. 2, 2019 8:36 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and a racist photo in a 1984 yearbook (all times local): 8:30 p.m. President Donald Trump says Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's Republican opponent would have easily won the 2017 governor's race if the racist photo in Northam's yearbook had been...

GOP offers 2 new picks for North Carolina election board

Jan. 26, 2019 4:10 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's Republican Party has offered two replacement nominees for the state's reconstituted elections board that is expected to examine a still-unresolved congressional race. The move came after questions about whether a new law disqualified two of the party's original picks....

The Latest: Governor says 2 nominees don't comply with law

Jan. 25, 2019 7:56 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a North Carolina congressional election last November in which a winner has yet to be finalized (all times local): 6:45 p.m. North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper's office says two of the four Republican nominees for a reconstituted state elections board expected to soon...

North Carolina chief justice to resign for law school post

Jan. 25, 2019 6:05 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Chief Justice Mark Martin said Friday he's leaving the state's Supreme Court after 20 years to become a Virginia law school dean. The resignation means Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper gets to decide who fills the Republican's seat on the court and who the next chief justice...