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Later In NC

North Carolina’s polls were scheduled to close at 7:30pm, but some precincts are now going to stay open until 8:30pm. May be a while before this particular state gets colored in.

John Hood — John Hood is president of the John William Pope Foundation, a Raleigh-based grantmaker that supports public policy organizations, educational institutions, arts and cultural programs, and humanitarian relief in North Carolina ...

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