EMERY P. DALESIO

N. Carolina election tests Trump clout, suburbs' GOP flight

MINT HILL, N.C. (AP) — A tossup special election in North Carolina is shaping up as a pre-2020 test of President Donald Trump's pull on voters and whether the suburbs are continuing the flight from Republicans that fueled the party's 2018 House election losses.

Sep. 6, 2019 7:18 PM EDT
NC 'bathroom bill' sponsor wins GOP redo of tainted election

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's most infamous political story lines of recent years are merging into a congressional race this summer that pits the architect of the state's "bathroom bill" against a Democrat who was granted an electoral do-over after evidence of ballot fraud tainted his prior opponent's campaign.

May. 15, 2019 9:51 AM EDT
'Bathroom bill' sponsor Bishop wins N. Carolina GOP primary

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A state senator best known as the sponsor of a headline-grabbing "bathroom bill" that voided anti-discrimination protections for LGBT people won Tuesday's Republican primary in a special election for a congressional seat vacant since last year's race was deemed tainted by fraud.

May. 14, 2019 9:45 PM EDT
Appeals court: North Carolina voter ID law unconstitutional

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled that a North Carolina law illegally targeted minorities with tougher ballot access rules, such as requiring photo identification to vote, adding a new partisan flashpoint in a swing state with a raft of hotly contested elections.

Jul. 30, 2016 3:42 AM EDT