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Oct 17, 2016

Why LeBron’s Endorsement of Hillary Clinton Could Matter on Election Day

With his personal endorsement two weeks ago of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, LeBron James became the rare superstar athlete at the peak of his career to so publicly pick sides in a national election. While athletes aren't necessarily persuasion vehicles, they can affect mobilization and fundraising. Mike Cobb, political science, featured. 

Oct 14, 2016

Handful of States Could Decide U.S. Election

Just five of the 50 states - Nevada, Colorado, Ohio, North Carolina and Florida - may hold the key to deciding whether Republican Donald Trump or Democrat Hillary Clinton wins the Nov. 8 U.S. presidential election. Steven Greene, political science, featured. 

Sep 22, 2016

Candidates spend millions over battle for NC’s governor’s mansion

Candidates are spending millions over the battle for North Carolina's governor's mansion. Andrew Taylor, political science, featured. 

Sep 22, 2016

‘West Wing’ Cast Stumps for Hillary: Can Celebrities Help?

According to an NC State political scientist, having celebrity friends and allies does not necessarily translate into political clout. Michael Cobb, School of Public and International Affairs, featured. 

Aug 12, 2016

Elimination of Straight-Ticket Voting Could Leave More Ballots Incomplete

A federal court last month scuttled the state’s voter ID requirement, but ignored what political professionals say could affect this November’s election more than anything — the elimination of straight-ticket voting. Steve Greene, political science, featured.