2020 NC election will echo through history

2020 NC election will echo through history

ShareEvery North Carolina election has the feel of an epic showdown. Since 2010, our elections have been contests between purified forms of progressive and reactionary politics. This decade has seen more turmoil than at any time since the civil rights era. But more...
Despite everything, the system held

Despite everything, the system held

ShareYesterday brought the stunning conclusion to the election fraud case in NC-09. After a morning of making false statements, Mark Harris took the stand, said that he was not physically or mentally up to testifying, had made misstatements and believed that a new...
Talking with Wayne Goodwin

Talking with Wayne Goodwin

ShareI talked with NCDP Chairman Wayne Goodwin about the debacle that is the 9th Congressional District. Here’s where you can listen to us:  Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Breaker, Pocket Casts, RadioPublic, and...
A Perry Mason moment at the SBOE

A Perry Mason moment at the SBOE

ShareYesterday saw stunning developments in the State Board of Elections hearing in NC-09. The day played out like a Greek tragedy with a son exposing the sins of a supposedly pious father. In an apparently surprise move, Mark Harris’ son, John, took the stand....
Implausible deniability

Implausible deniability

ShareYesterday, Andy Yates, the general consultant for Mark Harris’ campaign in NC-09, testified before the State Board of Elections. He reminded me of Sargent Schultz from the 1960s sitcom Hogan’s Hero, saying essentially “I see nothing. I know nothing.” And...
Election fraud up close and personal

Election fraud up close and personal

ShareAfter months of news reports, we finally got a good look at the people in Bladen County involved in the election fraud in the 9thCongressional District. Most seemed unwitting participants in the scheme but they also indicated an effort to cover up their...
Mark Harris and Merrick Garland

Mark Harris and Merrick Garland

ShareThe headline in the News & Observer today notes that Dan McCready wants a new election. Of course he does. That’s not exactly news. The question, though, is whether or not he gets one.  The State Board of Elections meets today and tomorrow to determine...
Talking with Rep. Graig Meyer

Talking with Rep. Graig Meyer

ShareI met with Rep. Graig Meyer on Wednesday, February 13th, to talk about the 2018 elections, some salient issues in the current session, and what he sees as the big picture items facing the state in the year(s) to come. Here’s where you can find us:  Apple...
Meme time

Meme time

ShareThom Tillis just begged the country to turn his appearance on the Senate floor into a meme. Apparently, Tillis botched Valentine’s Day last year and forgot to send his wife a card or flowers. He’s making up for it by going on C-Span to show her and...

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