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7:14 am
Mon November 3, 2014

Have You Voted Yet?

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Today is election day across the United States.

North Carolina voters will choose the state’s U.S. Senator, along with members of Congress and the General Assembly, and statewide and local judgeships and local offices.

More than 1.1 million people already have cast votes, most through early in-person voting that ended Saturday.

Polls are open today until 7:30 p.m.

To find your polling place for today's elections, click here

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Politics
6:08 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Political Junkie 2014 Midterm Election Special

Tune in Saturday at 3 pm and Sunday at 6 pm for the Political Junkie 2014 Midterm Election Special.

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Politics
6:16 am
Thu October 30, 2014

From WFAE: Primers on Hagan, Tillis

From NPR member station WFAE in Charlotte, reporter Ben Bradford has produced stories about the voting records of both incumbent Sen. Kay Hagan and her opponent, North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis:

Politics
10:38 am
Tue October 28, 2014

McHenry v McQueen 10th Congressional District

10th Congressional District Representative Patrick McHenry and his Democratic challenger Tate McQueen met Monday (October 27th) for a debate at the University of North Carolina Asheville.  For more  than an hour the two candidates took questions from the Council of Independent Business Owners and the differences between  the Conservative Republican incumbent and his Progressive Democratic challenger were pronounced.

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Politics
6:47 am
Thu October 23, 2014

Time for Early Voting!

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Early voting for the upcoming Nov. 4 midterm elections began Thursday, Oct. 23 in all 100 North Carolina counties. The 10-day early voting period ends midday Saturday, Nov. 1.

Photo IDs are NOT required for voting this year. The voter ID law is set to take effect for the 2016 elections.

Voters this midterm election season are choosing legislators, judges and local leaders.

Here's a list of early voting locations in Western counties:

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Politics
5:13 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

Election 2014: A Look at the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners' Race

Early voting started Thursday. Oct. 23 and runs through Saturday, Nov. 1. 

This off-year election marks the second election since the Republican Party dominated North Carolina General Assembly expanded the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners from five at large seats to six commissioners representing three districts.  The Chair continues to be elected at large.  David Hurand spoke  with Mt. Xpress reporter Jake Frankel about what's at stake...

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Politics
7:01 am
Fri October 17, 2014

Election 2014: Henderson County Sheriff and His "Posse"

David Hurand spoke with Asheville Citizen-Times reporter Jon Ostendorff about the race for Henderson County Sheriff, where incumbent Republican Charlie McDonald and his challenger Democrat Marty Ktax have differing opinions about the creation of an emergency "posse."

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Politics
6:55 am
Fri October 17, 2014

Election 2014: Moffitt v. Turner in House District 116

The district has been a relatively safe seat for Republicans but some think the outcome could be closer this November.  David Hurand spoke with Mt. Xpress reporter Jake Frankel about the race between incumbent Republican Tim Moffitt and Democrat Brian Turner.

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Politics
2:56 pm
Mon October 13, 2014

Election 2014: David v. Hipps in NC Senate District 50

David Hurand spoke with Asheville Citizen-Times reporter Jon Ostendorff about what may turn out to be a much closer race than anticipated in state senate district 50, ehich includes the seven far-west counties of Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Macon, Swain, and Jackson counties.

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Politics
2:33 pm
Mon October 6, 2014

WNC Advocates for Marriage Equality Hail Supreme Court

Marriage edquality advocates in Western North Carolina are hailing today's decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to let stand appeals  court rulings that allow same sex couples to marry in five states.  Many observers were surprised the Court decided not to hear the  challenge  and follow it with a ruling that could have applied to all 50 states.  Lindsey Simerly is with the Campiagn for Southern Equality.   She spoke  with David Hurand.

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