Content Filed Under: 2016 Election

All stories concerning federal, state, and local elections in 2016.


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Roy Cooper’s Lead Over Pat McCrory Surpasses Critical 10,000-Vote Margin in North Carolina

By Adam Polaski • November 30, 2016, 5:40 pm While McCrory has yet to concede the race, Cooper’s margin of victory is now beyond the margin of a recount. According to North Carolina law, taxpayer-funded requests are only allowable for races where the margin is under 10,000 votes.
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Roy Cooper Leads Pat McCrory in North Carolina Gubernatorial Race by Nearly 10,000 Votes

By Adam Polaski • November 29, 2016, 12:32 pm North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper’s lead over Governor Pat McCrory has grown to nearly 10,000 votes – almost double what it was on Election Day.
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Pat McCrory Refuses to Accept the Reality That North Carolina Voters Rejected His Reelection Hopes

By Adam Polaski • November 22, 2016, 12:44 pm The embattled governor now trails Roy Cooper by well over 7,000 votes in the race, but McCrory continues to challenge the election’s outcome – threatening the legitimacy of the state’s democratic process.
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After Months of Digging in on Anti-LGBT HB2, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory is Poised to Lose Reelection Bid

By Adam Polaski • November 10, 2016, 2:17 pm Beyond North Carolina, there were other bright spots last night that we should remember. These local victories are reminders that we can and will continue making progress in our communities.
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Fighting for What is Right Will Always, Always Be Worth It

By Freedom for All Americans • November 9, 2016, 2:44 pm The LGBT movement has always held our elected leaders accountable for their actions, for their choices, for their statements, for their failures, and we will continue to do that. Fighting for what is right is always, always worth it.
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#ChristiansVote Campaign Launches to Showcase Progressive Faith Values During Election

By Adam Polaski • November 3, 2016, 11:16 am This week Freedom for All Americans is proud to stand with our partners at Believe Out Loud, Soulforce, the National LGBTQ Task Force, and Reconciling Ministries Network for the #ChristiansVote campaign, in advance of the November 8 election.
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Ahead of Primetime RNC Speech, Ben Carson Attacks Transgender Americans

By Adam Polaski • July 20, 2016, 10:25 am Carson’s comments came two days before a historic national television ad featuring a transgender woman is set to air on FOX News.
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Republican Party Platform Includes Shameful Planks Pushing Anti-LGBT Discrimination

By Adam Polaski • July 11, 2016, 4:36 pm Today, July 10, the Republican National Committee released proposed language for its official national party platform – and it includes shameful language advocating for some of the worst discrimination against LGBT Americans we have seen in years.
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Washington Won’t Discriminate: Broad Coalition Launches to Defeat Anti-Transgender Ballot Initiative

By Adam Polaski • April 29, 2016, 1:50 pm This week in Washington state, a broad coalition of law enforcement officers, clergy members, businesses leaders, transgender Washingtonians and their families came together to form Washington Won't Discriminate, which will work over the next few months to urge voters to oppose I-1515.
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Republican Presidential Candidate John Kasich Condemns North Carolina’s Anti-LGBT Law

By Adam Polaski • April 11, 2016, 9:57 am John Kasich's response to North Carolina's anti-LGBT law underlines how extreme this legislation is – and is a reminder of the growing number of conservatives who oppose extreme anti-LGBT measures.
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Largest Business Association in Missouri Urges Lawmakers to Reject SJR-39

By Adam Polaski • March 18, 2016, 10:19 am "Despite the technical changes in the resolution, the Missouri Chamber cannot ignore the detrimental impact this would have on our state's economy," the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry said this week.
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MasterCard Joins Growing Array of Businesses Speaking Out Against Missouri’s SJR 39

By Megan Clayton • March 16, 2016, 12:02 pm President of Technologies and Operations at MasterCard Rob Reeg released a statement last week lauding Governor Jay Nixon for his commitment to protecting the rights of the LGBT community and urging him to stand firm against any legislation that would allow discrimination.
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Amid Discussion of Statewide Anti-Transgender Ballot Initiative, Seattle Mayor Strengthens Local Protections

By Adam Polaski • March 11, 2016, 2:07 pm This week, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray signed an executive order ensuring that the city of Seattle has the policies and procedures in place necessary to create a fully "fair, inclusive, and safe" place for transgender Washingtonians.
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Following Historic 40-Hour Filibuster, Missouri Senate Advances Anti-LGBT Constitutional Amendment

By Adam Polaski • March 9, 2016, 9:48 am This historic filibuster grabbed the attention of the nation and should make it clear to lawmakers in states across the country that they cannot quietly pass discriminatory and dangerous legislation like this
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California Proponents of Anti-Transgender Ballot Initiative Fail to Gather Signatures

By Adam Polaski • December 22, 2015, 10:00 am Last night in California, proponents of a dangerous ballot initiative that targeted transgender Californians failed to gather enough signatures to qualify for a statewide ballot vote.