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jct74
02-28-2016, 01:02 PM
WHAT HAPPENS NOW THAT NORTH CAROLINA'S GOT 2 PRIMARIES?

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 03:28PM

RALEIGH -- A federal judges' ruling on North Carolina's congressional districts this month has turned the primary election on its head.

Now there are two primary dates - June 7 for the congressional elections and the previously scheduled March 15 for all other races.

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The March 15 primary election will otherwise go as planned, with races for president, governor, U.S. Senate, the legislature and county positions still in place. A $2 billion statewide bond referendum is also on the ballot.

NO RUNOFFS

Your votes may be even more valuable to candidates because the updated election schedule law eliminated all primary runoffs in 2016.

Usually, the top two vote-getters advance to a runoff if the first-place candidate fails to receive above 40 percent of the vote. Now the leading candidate will advance to the general election no matter what percentage received.

The change was designed to avoid voter confusion and overloading officials with potentially five elections over eight months. But it also means someone with potentially less than 30 percent in a four-person race, for example, could advance.

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read more:
http://abc11.com/politics/what-happens-now-that-north-carolinas-got-2-primaries/1217029/

willwash
02-28-2016, 03:25 PM
Does that make NC a winner take all state in the POTUS primaries?

William Tell
02-28-2016, 03:47 PM
Your votes may be even more valuable to candidates because the updated election schedule law eliminated all primary runoffs in 2016.

Usually, the top two vote-getters advance to a runoff if the first-place candidate fails to receive above 40 percent of the vote. Now the leading candidate will advance to the general election no matter what percentage received. That is terrible news for liberty candidates.

jct74
05-30-2016, 03:40 PM
Only 8 days until the primary.

Anti-Neocon
06-01-2016, 09:53 PM
This rule change is favorable to the incumbent. Finally some rule change goes the way of a liberty candidate!