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Board Member Makes History With Dissenting ‘No’ Vote In North Carolina’s Election Certification

By Michael Falero, WFAE 90.7 - Charlotte's NPR News Source
Dec 9, 2020

Something historic happened when the North Carolina State Board of Elections certified the state’s election results in late November: Board member Tommy Tucker voted against certification. It was the first time in recent history a member has dissented from a unanimous vote. Is it the start of injecting politics into what’s supposed to be a bipartisan, administrative task?

Legislative fight to continue 2020 voting protocols not over

By Coleen Harry, WFAE
Dec 5, 2020

Voting rights advocates want changes to state election laws, many of which Democrats will likely support. Republicans also have their eyes on change — just not the kind that voting advocates have in mind.

Beasley requests hand-to-eye recount In close chief justice race

By Michael Falero, WFAE
Dec 3, 2020

North Carolina’s race for Supreme Court Chief Justice is now heading for a hand recount. Democratic incumbent Cheri Beasley requested the recount hours after all 100 counties in North Carolina finished a machine recount.

NC Republicans calling for change to State Board of Elections

By Coleen Harry, WFAE
Dec 1, 2020

The 2020 General Election is notable in many ways. Turnout was a record 75%. A little more than 1 million people voted by mail-in ballots. But it could be the election that prompts lawmakers to change who’s in charge of administering future elections.

State Board Of Elections Votes 4-1 To Certify NC’s 2020 Election Results

By Michael Falero, WFAE
Nov 24, 2020

The North Carolina State Board of Elections certified most of the state’s races for the 2020 election Tuesday. The Board voted 4-to-1 to certify the results. The only no vote came from a Republican board member who questioned changes the board made to absentee ballot rules before Election Day.

SC Disqualified Less Than 1% Of Absentee Ballots This Year Despite Witness Signature Rulings

By Michael Falero, WFAE
Nov 23, 2020

In the 2020 election, South Carolina didn’t allow election officials to contact residents who sent in absentee ballots with missing information, like a witness signature. Now, election data shows less than 1% of mailed absentee ballots in the state were rejected for not having a witness signature, lower than in the 2016 presidential election.

Health Officials: No COVID-19 Case Spread Linked to Voting

By Coleen Harry, WFAE
Nov 19, 2020

Two weeks after the polls closed in North Carolina and nearly 4 million people voted in person during the COVID-19 pandemic, state health officials have some good news: There appear to be no clusters of the virus associated with voting in person.

Union County Board Of Elections Hears Voter Challenges Before Certification

By Michael Falero, WFAE
Nov 13, 2020

County election boards around North Carolina calculated their final vote totals Friday. In Union County, Democratic and Republican board members heard about a small number of voter challenges before certifying the county’s election results. Those ballots included a few people who double-voted.