Election 2020
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Thirty days out from North Carolina’s 2020 elections, we now have greater perspective on what happened. Cut it and slice it any way you want, the elections were a disaster for Democrats who … more
RALEIGH — In its daily newsletter called “The Morning,” the New York Times had this to say about California voters defeating a proposition that would have reinstated racial … more
RALEIGH — If the Republican Party were only the party of white men, it would never win an election. When discussing electoral matters, we all tend to use the political equivalent of … more
In science and philosophy, it’s called “Occam’s Razor:” the problem-solving principle that the simplest explanation is usually the right one. The rule applies to politics. … more
The climactic runoff in Georgia for two U.S. Senate seats will likely determine partisan control of the Senate. If two Democrats win, that party will, with the vice president’s vote as Senate … more
Trailing by 409 votes, N.C. Chief Justice Cheri Beasley’s campaign has requested a statewide recount in Beasley’s race against Paul Newby, the state Supreme Court’s senior associate … more
The election cycle is over, even as it seems to drag on indefinitely. There is a lot of rhetoric right now around election integrity and claims of fraud. And that makes it easy to lose sight of just … more
RALEIGH — In 2020, North Carolina Republicans and Democrats took their respective cases to the public. Each party asked voters to place it fully in charge of North Carolina government. The … more
New North Carolina collided with Old North Carolina in the 2020 election. It was a split decision. The battle goes on. New N.C. — younger voters, Blacks, urban residents, suburban women and … more
With the last ballots processed, Wilson County election officials finalized the counts for each race Friday morning. Nearly 72% of registered voters cast a ballot in the Nov. 3 election, yet 10 … more
The main headline on Tuesday’s front page — “Biden wins, starts transition” — prompted debate over the practice of media outlets “calling” races, or … more
Nearly a week after Joe Biden declared victory, President Donald Trump vowed to challenge narrow swing-state deficits through recounts and court battles. The campaign has filed a flurry of … more
RALEIGH — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper has just been reelected. It’s an outcome his two immediate predecessors, Democrat Bev Perdue and Republican Pat McCrory, were unable to … more
RALEIGH (AP) — Democrat Cal Cunningham conceded to incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis in North Carolina on Tuesday, saying “the voters have spoken” and it was clear Tillis … more
Gov. Roy Cooper did something this election that North Carolina’s last two governors couldn’t do: win a second term. Now he may have to do something no governor has done in nearly 30 … more
RALEIGH — Over the course of 34 years penning a column on North Carolina politics and public policy, I’ve seen it all. Or so I thought. Until 2020 came along. It’s not that I … more
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States on Saturday and offered himself to the nation as a leader who “seeks … more
As tallies trickled in from battleground states, one outcome was clear after election night: America is going to pot. Voters in New Jersey, Arizona and Montana approved ballot initiatives to … more
Wilson’s congressman pledged his “unequivocal support” for President-elect Joe Biden after vote counts cleared the path to victory on Saturday.  Rep. G.K. Butterfield, … more
A nationwide push to relax drug laws took a significant step forward Tuesday as more states legalized marijuana for adults and voters made Oregon the first state to decriminalize the possession of … more
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