2020 Election

Rusty Jacobs / WUNC

Heading into 2020, state and county elections officials want to make sure North Carolina voters don't let fears of ballot tampering or outside interference keep them from going to the polls.

Lt. Gov. Dan Forest formally kicked off his 2020 run for governor of North Carolina on August 17, 2019 at the Fairgrounds Annex in Winston-Salem.
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North Carolina Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest officially entered the race for governor on Saturday. His campaign held a kickoff rally at the fairgrounds annex in Winston-Salem.

One of the three voting systems being considered for certification by the State Board of Elections.
Rusty Jacobs / WUNC

The State Board of Elections is scheduled to vote Monday night on the certification of new voting systems for use in North Carolina. The decision comes just as a U.S. Senate report raised concerns about voting machine security nationwide.

N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper
Governor's Office / Twitter

Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's re-election campaign says it took in more than $4.5 million during the first six months of this year.

Donald Trump speaking at CPAC in 2011
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President Donald Trump will be holding a campaign rally in North Carolina on July 17 — the day that former special counsel Robert Mueller is expected to testify before Congress.

Updated at 6:10 p.m. ET

After months of oscillating speculation, followed by a long ramp up that drew out uncomfortable reassessments of his long public career, former Vice President Joe Biden has announced that he will run for president in 2020.

Eric Mansfield
Eric Mansfield

A former North Carolina legislator says he's seriously considering a U.S. Senate run next year and formed an exploratory campaign committee.

An image of Republican Renee Ellmers
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Former U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers of North Carolina is running again for elected office, this time to become the next lieutenant governor.