North Carolina

North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper, a Democrat, has condemned his state's Republican-sponsored voter ID law and constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage. But in his position he must defend the state against lawsuits on both issues. (Takaaki Iwabu/Raleigh News & Observer/MCT)
Ruth Bromer, 63 of Raleigh, North Carolina (foreground) and Jennifer Hesse, 34, of Cary (center) shout slogans on the BiCentennial Plaza  across from the Legislative Building as the North Carolina Senate gave its approval to a series of abortion restrictions Wednesday, July 3, 2013 in Raleigh, North Carolina. The bill, when originally introduced prohibited the recognition of foreign law, such as Islamic Sharia law, in family courts, was changed Tuesday with little public notice and the new bill titled the Family, Faith and Freedom Protection Act, added anti-abortion legislation. Senators voted 29-12 to approve House Bill 695. (Chuck Liddy/Raleigh News & Observer/MCT)
Republican candidate for Lt. Governor Dan Forest is greeted by a supporter as he watches election returns at Sparians, an entertainment complex in North Hills in Raleigh, North Carolina on Tuesday, November 6, 2012. Forest is running against Democrat Linda Coleman. (Chris Seward/Raleigh News & Observer/MCT)
Hayes R.2(DG)091200 -- Robin Hayes, R-N.C., during the press conference to announce support by a new coalition of businesses and organizations for the proposed Broadband Internet Access Act of 2000.
North Carolina City Begins Rare Confederate Statue Removal Process
Democrat Dan McCready makes his way through the crowd at The Dreamchaser's Brewery on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 in Waxhaw, N.C. Following Thursday's decisive 5-0 vote by the North Carolina State Board of Elections in favor of a new election for the 9th Congressional District, McCready held a rally for supporters. (Jeff Siner/Charlotte Observer/TNS)
North Carolina Democrats Gunning For Ninth District Seat After Re-Do Call
Mark Harris listens to the public evidentiary hearing on the 9th Congressional District investigation Monday morning, Feb. 18, 2019, at the North Carolina State Bar in Raleigh.
Three Poll Workers Admit To Tallying Votes Early In NC 9th District Race
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