GARY D. ROBERTSON

North Carolina asked feds to open vote fraud case last year

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's top elections official issued an urgent plea nearly two years ago for the Trump administration to file criminal charges against the man now at the center of ballot fraud allegations that have thrown a 2018 congressional race into turmoil.

Dec. 21, 2018 5:58 PM EST
North Carolina congressional upset raises Democratic hopes

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The defeat of North Carolina incumbent U.S. Rep. Robert Pittenger in his Republican primary could give Democrats a wider opening to win the seat and alter the makeup of the House in midterm elections.

May. 9, 2018 5:26 PM EDT
N Carolina GOP congressman is first incumbent to lose seat

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Three-term incumbent Rep. Robert Pittenger of North Carolina narrowly lost Tuesday to a Southern Baptist pastor in a GOP primary rematch focused on their evangelical Christian credentials and loyalty to President Donald Trump.

May. 9, 2018 2:32 AM EDT
US Rep. Robert Pittenger loses North Carolina primary

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Three-term incumbent Rep. Robert Pittenger of North Carolina narrowly lost Tuesday to a Southern Baptist pastor in a GOP primary rematch focused on their evangelical Christian credentials and loyalty to President Donald Trump.

May. 8, 2018 11:03 PM EDT
In rematch, North Carolina race as much about Trump as faith

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The rematch of an extremely close 2016 North Carolina congressional primary may hinge as much on which Republican candidate seems to more vigorously support President Donald Trump as who more successfully mobilizes Christian conservatives.

May. 4, 2018 12:18 PM EDT
North Carolina to decide on GOP representative bucking Trump

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Walter Jones of North Carolina is an unconventional congressman, a Republican almost eager to buck ruling party leaders on issues like the soaring national debt and enduring military presence in Iraq.

May. 3, 2018 11:44 AM EDT
Correction: Governor 2016-North Carolina-Debate story

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (AP) — In a story Oct. 11 about North Carolina's gubernatorial debate, The Associated Press reported erroneously the circumstances of legislation to move $500,000 from a disaster recovery fund to pay legal expenses related to the state's law limiting protections for LGBT people.

Oct. 12, 2016 2:15 PM EDT