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RALEIGH — In a typical election year, the assumption is that Democrats will dominate early voting and Republicans will catch up on Election Day. But in 2022, at least during the primary, this usual pattern has gone out the window.

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Monday, 09 May 2022 12:10

OPINION: Let's try grownups this time

With only a few days left to cast ballots in the 2022 primaries, most North Carolinians are worried and frustrated. Many are furious. Some 62% of voters responding to a recent High Point University poll said the country had “gotten pretty seriously off on the wrong track.” Even higher shares of state voters said something similar in surveys by the John Locke Foundation (65%) and Meredith College (66%).

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ROCKINGHAM — More than 200 people went to the polls Thursday for the first day of early voting for the midterm primaries.

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RALEIGH — A new Civitas poll shows that Republican candidates running for U.S. Congress and the state legislature in North Carolina are in good shape heading into the 2022 midterm election.

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ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County residents who plan to vote in the upcoming primary election on May 17 have only a few days left to register.

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Monday, 11 April 2022 11:33

OPINION: Voters can still be persuaded

Some partisans I know insist political allegiances are so rigid that elections have become little more than turnout contests. Whichever party gets its base out wins. Persuadable swing voters used to exist in significant numbers, they concede, but are now about as hard to find as Bigfoot.

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Friday, 08 April 2022 11:56

Most GOP voters oppose Medicaid expansion

RALEIGH — A new statewide poll shows that a majority of Republican primary voters oppose expanding North Carolina's Medicaid entitlement program. Once the details of Medicaid expansion are offered to respondents their opposition climbs, pointing to a potential messaging hole for expansion opponents.

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Edzell Lowry knows firsthand about rising gas prices. He owns Sun-Do gas station in Pembroke. Lowry, a former Democrat who later registered as unaffiliated, recently switched to the Republican Party.

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ROCKINGHAM — More than 560 Richmond County voters have switched their party affiliations in the past 15 months, according to records with the local Board of Elections.

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Tuesday, 22 March 2022 12:26

Unaffiliated voters surpass Democrats in N.C.

RALEIGH — Unaffiliated voters have overtaken Democrats as the largest voting group in North Carolina, according to the latest data from the N.C. State Board of Elections.

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