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MONROE — Is it worth the trouble to carve out time and likely stand in line to vote for President of the United States? More than 161 million Americans combined to set a record for voter turnout in 2020, but there was still about one-third (33%) of registered voters in the United States who …

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MONROE — The 2020 Election had a major obstacle to contend with — the COVID-19 pandemic. Because the virus is so contagious, and killed roughly a half-million in the U.S. in less than a year, many Americans didn’t want to take the risk of standing in line with strangers.

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RALEIGH — Twelve of 15 members of Congress from North Carolina missed more votes in 2020 than the median absences of their peers; among them is U.S. House Rep. Dan Bishop of N.C. District 9, which includes Union County.

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WAXHAW — The Waxhaw Board of Commissioners (BOC) voted 4-1 to approve a resolution which would extend their terms on town council — some by one year and others by three years.

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NORTH CAROLINA — Democratic State Senator Jeff Jackson announced on Tuesday morning (Jan. 26) that he will be running for U.S. Senate. Jackson made the announcement in a video posted to Twitter.

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Joseph R. Biden Jr. was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, replacing one-term President Donald J. Trump as the occupant of the White House.

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MONROE — State Senator Todd Johnson, who represents the majority of Union County, will co-chair two committees and serve on four others; he was appointed by N.C. State President Pro Temper Phil Berger for the current biennium (Long and Short sessions).

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RALEIGH — Rep.-elect David Willis (R-Union) was elected by his Republican colleagues last week to serve as their Freshman Leader in the 2021-2022 legislative session. He will be responsible for helping lead the 13 incoming state House members in the Republican majority caucus.

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MONROE — N.C. Attorney General Josh Stein is one of 23 state attorneys general to throw their support behind the results of 2020 U.S. Election. Outgoing President Donald Trump is attempting to overturn the results of the 2020 Election in court, even after Safe Harbor Day (Dec. 8) has passed;…

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MONROE — The Union County Board of Elections will begin a recount of ballots cast in North Carolina’s Supreme Court chief justice contest on Thursday, Nov 19, at 1 p.m., according to a report from Union County Government’s communications department.

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MONROE — The N.C. House of Representatives includes 120 members and is one of two chambers within the N.C. General Assembly, along with the State Senate. All 120 seats were up for election in the lower house in November 2020.

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MONROE — Republicans will maintain their majority in both chambers of the N.C. General Assembly, which makes the laws in the state, if the unofficial vote count holds up. The GOP has held the majority in both the State Senate and N.C. House of Representatives since 2010.

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Joe Biden will become the 46th President of the United States, according to a consensus of major media outlets. When the state of Pennsylvania was called for the 77-year-old Democrat on Saturday (Nov. 7) around 11:20 a.m., the Decision Teams at CBS, NBC, ABC and nearly every Cable News netwo…

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If President Donald Trump wins North Carolina’s 15 Electoral College votes in the 2020 Election, he should thank Union County for its support. The voting has been too close to call in N.C., several days after the Election was held on Nov. 3, but Trump leads by more than 70,000 votes with 94%…

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RALEIGH — A record 5.5 million or so votes have been cast in North Carolina, and Republicans are days away from confirming a potential sweep of contests for seats on the N.C. Supreme Court and the N.C. Court of Appeals. But it’s too early to make official predictions, experts say. Like the r…

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The U.S. Senate seat race between Republican incumbent Thom Tillis and Democratic challenger Cal Cunningham remains too close to call, according to Fox News and other national media outlets, and it could ultimately impact which party controls the Senate for at least the next two years.

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UNION COUNTY — Senator Todd Johnson (R-District 35) was re-elected on Tuesday (Nov. 3), according to the N.C. State Board of Elections. He earned 63.51% of the votes (74,519), compared to his Democratic competitor Jose Santigo, who earned 36.48% (42,807).

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UNION COUNTY — According to the Union County Board of Elections’ Twitter account, all county votes for the 2020 Elections have been counted. In a tweet sent on Wednesday morning (Nov. 4) at 8:30, the Board stated 20,368 county voters cast ballots on Election. The total number of ballots coun…

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North Carolina — In an extremely tight race, Democrat Josh Stein leads by just over 10,000 after all precincts in the state have reported, but he can’t claim victory yet.

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NORTH CAROLINA — Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina is the second-highest elected official in the state, and the title will soon belong to Republican Mark Robinson. The position was created with the N.C. Constitution in 1868, and Robinson will make history as the first Black man to claim …

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NORTH CAROLINA — The race for Governor was called on Election night, with Democratic incumbent Roy Cooper defeating Republican challenger Dan Forest by 4.42 percentage points, according to the N.C. State Board of Elections.

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UNION COUNTY — More than 77% of registered voters in Union County participated in the 2020 Elections, an increase of nearly 7% when compared to 2016, according to the N.C. State Board of Elections. The 130,257 votes from within the County represented 77.43% of eligible voters.

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A new survey by the Elon University Poll has found a general lack of confidence among a broad section of register voters in North Carolina that Americans will accept the results of Tuesday’s Presidential Election, and also that three-fourths of voters in the state are very or somewhat concer…

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MONROE — Union County’s has received 85,929 ballots from both early voting and mail as of Wednesday (Oct. 28) morning, County Board of Elections Director Kristin Jacumin told The Enquirer-Journal on Wednesday morning. The 17-day Early voting period for the 2020 Elections in Union County will…

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As local and state election officials address absentee ballots that were turned in with deficiencies, they have a message for voters who want to make sure their choices are recognized.

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UNION COUNTY — North Carolinians swarmed polling places on the first day of early voting on Thursday (Oct. 15). According to the North Carolina State Board of Elections, more than 333,000 voters casted ballots. As of Thursday, the board believes the number of voters this year may be more tha…

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Of the 44 U.S. Presidents who have run for reelection, 34 of them have won. But while history may favor Republican incumbent Donald Trump in the 2020 Presidential Election, the polls suggest Democratic challenger Joe Biden.

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RALEIGH — Governor Roy Cooper announced that he accepted the nominations for Carr McLamb and Tommy Tucker as the newest members of the State Board of Elections on Friday (Oct. 9). Tucker and McLamb will take the seats formerly held by David Black and Ken Raymond, who resigned simultaneously …

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MONROE — Eric Trump, a son of President Donald Trump, stopped in Monroe on Thursday for a campaign rally on behalf of his father.

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UNION COUNTY — The League of Women Voters, the Union County Chamber of Commerce and the Enquirer-Journal partnered to host a virtual debate between candidates for the Board of County Commissioners. The debate, held Tuesday, was moderated by Dr. Joseph Ellis, chair and associate professor of …

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Democratic candidate Cal Cunningham has enjoyed a healthy lead in most polls leading up to Election Day (Nov. 3) in his bid to unseat U.S. Senator Thom Tillis, but Cunningham is now saddled with what The Atlantic and other publications are calling a “sexting scandal.”

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In what Politico considers to be the “most expensive Senate race on the map this November,” Junior U.S. Senator Thom Tillis will try to defy the polls and retain his Senate seat through re-election.

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WEDDINGTON — Susie Evans, of Weddington, was featured in a virtual press call hosted by U.S. Senate Democratic candidate Cal Cunningham and his campaign “Cal for NC.” The call focused on the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and it’s impact on local families.

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MONROE — Any Union County resident eligible to vote who wants to participate in the process with a mail-in ballot must complete a 2020 State Absentee Ballot Request Form and send it to the Union County Board of Elections by Oct. 27.

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CHARLOTTE — Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden discussed racial equality, affordable college and fiscal opportunities at a Black Economic Summit in Charlotte, NC, on Wednesday, Sept. 23, according to a report from U.S. News.

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MONROE — The HELP Pregnancy Center got a surprise visit from Lara Trump, daughter-in-law of President Donald Trump, on Tuesday (Sept. 24) with a 24-hour notice.

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MONROE — The Union County Board of Elections is losing one of its most tenured poll workers. After 16 years working primary, general, municipal, and special elections, Bromley Bilton is moving away from Union County to be near family, according to the communications department for Union Coun…

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WAXHAW — Ericka McKnight is running for public office again. She is running for House 68, which is currently occupied by Craig Horn, who has served five terms. Last year, she ran for mayor of Waxhaw and said the support she received motivated her to continue vying for a seat in local politics.

MONROE — David Williams, narrowly defeated incumbent Union County Commissioner Frank Aikmus in the primary on Tuesday, Mar. 3.