Nov 5, 2012

NC Politics in the News - November 5, 2012

No matter who wins Tuesday, an unusual confluence of events will give North Carolina’s next governor more power than any recent chief executive to put an immediate stamp on state government.
A major question entering the gubernatorial campaign: How would outgoing Gov. Bev Perdue handle the election of her successor?
Democrat Walter Dalton and Republican Pat McCrory have raised a total of $9 million between Jan. 1, 2011, and June 30, 2012, in their gubernatorial campaign. The totals from the map reflect a lower figure because only individual contributors are included.
Speaking to the Charlotte Rotary Club last month, Republican Pat McCrory cited one effect of having a double-digit lead in North Carolina’s gubernatorial polls.
North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue has not yet emptied her campaign fund as the closing of the campaign season and her administration approaches.
A lot of the guesswork has been taken out of Election Day because of constant polling, redistricting and early voting.
As we enter the closing days of the 2012 campaign, the North Carolina FreeEnterprise Foundation is working hard to bring you the latest information on where the races stand.
Tuesday’s election will tell a lot about North Carolina’s political trajectory.
Thanks to dozens of "get out the vote" rallies and a presidential race coming down to the wire, the early-voting period in North Carolina broke records on its final day Saturday.
Recent stepped-up voter registration efforts at state mental hospitals and facilities for the developmentally disabled resulted in the registration of Wendell Justin Williamson, who in 1995 killed two people in Chapel Hill and was judged not guilty by reason of insanity.