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Republican volunteers say ‘passion’ drove victories across the ballot

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — With an election characterized by face masks, social distancing and longer hours, local Republicans say volunteering this year was ... Read more

21 hours ago by Natalie Anderson.

Appeals court rejects Trump challenge of Pennsylvania race

By Maryclaire Dale Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — President Donald Trump’s legal team suffered yet another defeat in court Friday as a federal appeals court in ... Read more

2 days ago by News Service Report.

For Rowan, 2020 general election turnout statistics mostly mirror 2016

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — While Rowan County this year the highest general election turnout since the 1984 presidential race, most of the statistics ... Read more

3 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Dr. Fauci, Kanye West, Jesus Christ among presidential write-in candidates in Rowan County

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Unlike the 2016 presidential election, far fewer Rowan County voters chose to write-in names for the presidential race this ... Read more

5 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

State Board of Elections certifies results of 2020 election

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The state board of elections on Tuesday officially certified the overall majority of the general election, with the exception ... Read more

5 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Political Notebook: State survey shows majority of voters confident in election process

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com RALEIGH — A statewide survey among North Carolina voters show a majority believe the elections were conducted fairly and that “civic ... Read more

6 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Chief justice recount finishes in Rowan County with both candidates losing votes

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — After a second and final full day of recounting the remaining one-stop ballots for the N.C. Supreme Court chief ... Read more

1 week ago by Natalie Anderson.

No local changes in votes following first day of recount for state’s chief justice race

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The Rowan County Board of Elections on Thursday spent several hours recounting ballots for the N.C. Supreme Court chief ... Read more

1 week ago by Natalie Anderson.

Political Notebook: Lawmakers talk focus areas ahead of next legislative session

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Though the election may be over in North Carolina, with the exception of a tight race for N.C. Supreme ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Rowan Board of Elections finalizes 2020 election totals, refers handful of challenged ballots to law enforcement

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The Rowan County Board of Elections referred challenged ballots to the appropriate law enforcement agencies and upheld the final ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Close race for N.C. chief justice likely headed to recount

By GARY D. ROBERTSON Associated Press RALEIGH (AP) — The election to lead North Carolina’s judicial branch was likely headed for a recount after county ... Read more

2 weeks ago by News Service Report.

Donald Trump wins battleground state of North Carolina

Staff and wire reports President Donald Trump has won the presidential battleground state of North Carolina over Democratic nominee Joe Biden. The Associated Press called ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

With all ballots counted, Rowan improves on record turnout

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The last time Rowan County reached a 75% voter turnout rate was 1984, when Ronald Reagan was elected to ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Presidential results not final yet, say local Republicans, elected officials

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Local Republicans are among those saying the presidential election is too early to call due to still-ongoing ballot counting ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Cal Cunningham concedes to US Sen. Thom Tillis in NC

By GARY D. ROBERTSON Associated Press RALEIGH (AP) — Democrat Cal Cunningham conceded to incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis in North Carolina on Tuesday, ... Read more

3 weeks ago by News Service Report.

Political Notebook: What happens to campaign signs after elections?

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — While Republican incumbents Sen. Carl Ford and Rep. Harry Warren were happy about their victory Tuesday night, the two ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Biden seeks to move quickly, build out his administration

By Will Weissert, Alexandra Jaffe and Aamer Madhani Associated Press WILMINGTON, Del. — President-elect Joe Biden signaled on Sunday he plans to move quickly to ... Read more

3 weeks ago by News Service Report.

Harris becomes first Black woman, South Asian elected VP

By Kathleen Ronayne Associated Press Kamala Harris made history Saturday as the first Black woman elected as vice president of the United States, shattering barriers ... Read more

3 weeks ago by News Service Report.

Biden wins White House, vowing new direction for divided US

By Jonathan Lemire and Zeke Miller Associated Press WASHINGTON — Democrat Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United ... Read more

3 weeks ago by News Service Report.

State’s Republicans seek more data to resolve top races

By GARY D. ROBERTSON Associated Press RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina Republicans pressed state election officials on Friday to make public more information about the ... Read more

3 weeks ago by News Service Report.

Richfield commissioner who died in September wins another term

By Chris Miller Stanly News & Press STANLY COUNTY — Richfield commissioner Terry Almond died in September after days spent in the hospital stemming from ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Outcome in attorney general, chief justice races likely days away

By GARY D. ROBERTSON Associated Press RALEIGH (AP) — The outcomes of elections for North Carolina’s top lawyer and top judge likely won’t be settled ... Read more

3 weeks ago by News Service Report.

Judges in Georgia, Michigan dismiss Trump lawsuits as Biden inches closer to 270

By Mark Sherman and Jessica Gresko Associated Press WASHINGTON — Judges in Georgia and Michigan quickly dismissed Trump campaign lawsuits Thursday, undercutting a campaign legal ... Read more

3 weeks ago by News Service Report.

After election results, Cooper says, ‘There is a lot of status quo’

By Bryan Anderson Associated Press/Report for America RALEIGH — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said in a news conference on Thursday that he will continue ... Read more

3 weeks ago by News Service Report.

North Carolina AG, chief justice race outcomes likely days away

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The outcomes of elections for North Carolina’s top lawyer and top judge likely won’t be settled for at least several more ... Read more

3 weeks ago by News Service Report.

Rowan County sees highest voter turnout since ’84 general election

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — While in-person turnout on Election Day was lower than in past years, 75.10% of local registered voters cast a ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Most expensive Senate race in U.S. history too close to call between Tillis, Cunningham

By GARY D. ROBERTSON Associated Press RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina’s U.S. Senate race between Republican incumbent Thom Tillis and Democratic challenger Cal Cunningham was ... Read more

4 weeks ago by News Service Report.

Local party leaders react to Rowan’s strong support for GOP candidates

SALISBURY — Rowan County Republican Chair Don Vick said he was “ecstatic” with the election results Tuesday night as county voters continued to show strong ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Ben Stansell.

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