Early voting is underway, and if you’re looking for a reason to get out and cast a ballot, here are a few suggestions.
With the Nov. 4 election just around the corner—and early voting available from Oct. 16 to Nov. 1, Xpress hit the street, speaking with randomly selected folks about the issues that are compelling them to vote. Besides the high-profile presidential election, which is expected to boost voter turnout, there are also key state and local […]
Before you journey to the polls — during the Early Voting period over the next two weeks or on the Nov. 4 General Election Day — what information would you like to have about the voting process? Ask us here, and we’ll share the answers with everyone.
The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners delayed decisions on three important items — a controversial rezoning, borrowing more than $37 million and appointing new members to the county planning board — at its Oct. 7 meeting. The board also cancelled its Oct. 21 meeting, meaning that the commissioners will take up all the items at their meeting on Nov. 4 — Election Day.
North Carolina is one of six states asked by Social Security Administration to investigate “extraordinarily high levels” of voter verifications by Social Security number instead of by state-issued identification.
Even though it will come late in the game, Rep. Heath Shuler and Carl Mumpower, his Republican challenger for the 11th Congressional District seat, are set to square off in an Oct. 30 debate. The hot seat: U.S. Rep. Heath Shuler chats it up with Take a Stand! radio host Matt Mittan. Shuler and his […]
Before a crowd estimated at more than 25,000 at Asheville High School this afternoon, presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama outlined a health-care plan he says will cover all Americans and attacked the campaign of his rival, Sen. McCain, as “out of touch, out of ideas and running out of time.”
Follow Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama‘s visit to Asheville here.
Presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama will speak at a campaign rally this Sunday at Asheville High School, according to a statement from his campaign. The event will be free and open to the public.
A debate scheduled for tonight (Oct. 2) in Murphy between Rep. Heath Shuler and challenger Carl Mumpower has been cancelled, but both men have agreed to appear jointly for a debate in late October on WWNC-570 AM.
With a gain of 603,000 new voters in the state, the most people ever are eligible to vote in North Carolina 2008 general election.
Sen. Barack Obama will be in Asheville to prepare for next Tuesday’s presidential debate with Sen. John McCain, his campaign confirmed today. No location or public appearance has been announced yet.
John McCain is given a free pass on his political, policy and character issues, while corporate interests scour things like Michelle Obama’s college thesis for any dirt they can find. Can you even begin to imagine what would be said about Obama had he returned from the war, traded in his first wife (disabled from […]
Recently, community organizing has been in the news because one of the two candidates for president worked as a community organizer. There have been snickers, belittling comments and general disrespect for what a community organizer does. I think those who have that perspective are unaware of what community organizing is all about. When some people […]
I’m voting for Obama, but I think Nader would be the best president. I trust that Ralph would have a huge effect on the biggest barriers to world peace: uncontrolled capitalism, militarism, ecological devastation, sexism and racism. Though I’m often dismayed by Barack’s views, I do know he’s at least a guaranteed revolution in racism. […]
Jerome R. Corsi, captain of the “Swift Boat,” has set sail one more time. One of his former shipmates has admitted, finally, part of the game plan. T. Boone Pickens said: “I have a plan, and it starts with air.” Well, this is nothing new from the past eight years of Republican rule. — Bob […]
Of course, when one lives in the heart of free-for-all country, it is truly demanding not to be reminded of Man’s simple rules of commandment, and how, we the People need to take control of our providence by once again voting for candidates who believe in liberty and righteousness for all. As has always been […]
Should we elect the next president of the United States based on years of political experience, or on evidence of good judgment and decision-making? John McCain is much older than Barack Obama and has more years of political experience. But if we are looking for a president who shows good judgment, let’s examine the individuals […]
Coming soon—one-stop early voting! Besides voting early, you can register or change your registration on the spot (bring ID). The Buncombe County Board of Elections has announced 15 satellite locations; early voting starts Thursday, Oct. 16, and ends Saturday, Nov. 1 (call 250-4200). To help a close relative who’s housebound or out of town, e-mail: […]
The November election is on the horizon, and there are plenty of candidates vying for your vote. But before you decide who you are voting for, Xpress wants to know: What are are voting for?
Stymied in his efforts to get Democratic Rep. Heath Shuler to formally debate him, Republican challenger Carl Mumpower says he’s taken matters into his own hands. The result is “Shulerman,” a cardboard cutout that Mumpower intends to tote around to various events to stand in for the incumbent. Mumpower unveiled the cutout at a Sept. […]