Real chance if Sanders outperforms his polls the way he did in Michigan that he could sweep the Midwest tmrw: https://t.co/8CMCUdUsAB— PublicPolicyPolling (@ppppolls) March 14, 2016
Subtract superdelegates — Clinton is dominating even among this group of elected officials and party luminaries — and she has 766 delegates to Sanders’s 551, a margin of 215. (Worth noting: That is a wider lead than the margin by which Clinton ever trailed then-Sen. Barack Obama in the long slog of the 2008 primary race.)
That lead may not seem momentous. After all, almost 3,000 delegates are yet to be allocated in the primaries and caucuses to come. The problem for Sanders is that Democrats allocate their delegates proportionally in every state — meaning that between now and when the process ends June 7, there is no state where Clinton will be shut out.
Winning, then, is not enough for Sanders. He has to win by a lot to make up any real ground.
Compared to a month ago Trump's support is up 15 points and Cruz's is up 14 points. Kasich's remained in place, and Rubio has seen his support collapse 9 points. Trump appears to already be building up a lead among early voters- he's at 46% to 38% for Cruz, 11% for Kasich, and 4% for Rubio. Among those planning to vote on election day Trump gets 43% to 32% for Cruz, 11% for Kasich, and 8% for Rubio.
In the state’s first use of the voter ID law, some college students’ ballots may end up filling the discard piles. As of Friday, 717 people had cast provisional ballots because they didn’t have acceptable photo identification. Four of the five counties with the highest concentrations of provisional ballots from voters without approved ID were Durham, Orange, Watauga and Wake, where those voters had home addresses on or near campuses. […]
The state’s voter ID law is still being argued in federal court, with opponents claiming it suppresses minority and youth voting. In addition to requiring photo identification, the law restricted the early voting period and eliminated preregistration of teenagers before their 18th birthdays.
It also gets rid of same-day registration during early voting and disallows ballots cast by people outside their assigned precincts, but those two established practices are allowed for this year’s primary while the lawsuit is active.
Legislators, who said the ID law was needed to guard against voter fraud, excluded student ID cards as acceptable identification. A state House bill in 2013 would have recognized IDs from public universities, but it was negated by a more stringent version from the state Senate.
While opponents were suing over the law, legislators last year loosened the ID requirements by allowing voters to claim a “reasonable impediment” to obtaining an acceptable voter ID. But college IDs stayed off the accepted list.
Darryl Hunt, imprisoned for more than 19 years for a murder he did not commit, was found dead in a car in Winston-Salem early Sunday.
In 1984 at age 19, Hunt was charged with the rape and murder of a newspaper copy editor. The case was racially charged. Hunt was black and the murder victim was white.
Hunt spoke against the death penalty for years after his exoneration, exhibiting a calm that made an impression on friends and strangers.
He traversed the the state with People of Faith Against the Death Penalty and traveled overseas with the documentary “The Trials of Darryl Hunt,” speaking about abolishing the death penalty and improving the justice system. […]
In a statement, police said that officers received a call early Sunday of a person believed to be dead inside a car near the Wake Forest University campus. Officers found a man identified as Hunt, unresponsive inside the car.
Hunt had been diagnosed with cancer. A cause of death was not released.
More than 100 vehicles were involved in a series of crashes Sunday on Interstate 40 in Alamance County, but there were no fatalities and no arrests as of 9:30 p.m. Sunday, the Highway Patrol said.
Spokesman Jordan Pack said officers were not sure how the series of accidents got started. The Highway Patrol was in the process of clearing in the interstate of wrecked cars and hoped to have it open by 10 p.m.
“There were 20 minor injuries and in excess of 100 vehicles involved,” Pack said. “We still don’t know what caused the first pileup.”
The first accident took place at about 5:45 p.m., according to ABC-11.
Fresh off their ACC Tournament title, North Carolina earned the No. 1 seed in the East Region of the 2016 NCAA Tournament and will stay close to home as they open in Raleigh.
UNC will meet the play-in game winner of Florida Gulf Coast and Fairleigh Dickinson on Thursday at 7:20 p.m. at PNC Arena.