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NC Supreme Court Stops Candidate Filings & Moves Primary Date

NC Supreme Court Stops Candidate Filings & Moves Primary Date

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Photo Credit: Acme News Archive ASHEBORO N.C. - Today the NC Supreme Court stopped candidate filing in all races and pushed the Primary Election date from March 8th to May 17th. Randolph News Now was notified just after 5 p.m. in an e-mail from the Randolph County Board of Elections which stated "By order of the North Carolina Supreme Court, filing for all offices for the 2022 primary is suspended. This includes the rescheduled municipal contests, and any separate filing period for those municipal contests in January." This comes from the battle over the recently drawn legislative and congressional districts which were approved by the Republican-led General Assembly earlier this year. Two separate lawsuits have been filled challenging the district map by the NC League of Conserva...