Bad votes

Bad votes

ShareThe legislature is now back in action. Members were sworn into office this week and the General Assembly official opened the 2019-2020 session the legislature on Wednesday. They also elected new leaders. Tim Moore was re-elected Speaker of the House. All the...
Undermining democracy

Undermining democracy

ShareYesterday, a right-wing evangelical group reported potential election fraud in a Mecklenburg state house district and demanded the Rachel Hunt, the Democratic victor in the election, not be seated. The accusations have little merit. Instead, they have two goals:...
Primaries begin today

Primaries begin today

ShareToday marks the beginning of primary season. While I’m sure more will emerge in coming weeks, Cal Cunningham’s announcement today that he’s running for lieutenant governor sets up a challenge to Democratic state senator Terry Van Duyn of Buncombe County. Let the...
New faces, new expectations

New faces, new expectations

ShareDemocrats start the first full week of 2019 in a better position than they’ve had in years. The new Congress was sworn in last week and Nancy Pelosi took the Speaker’s gavel again. My #NCPOL twitter feed was full of new legislators taking the oath of office this...
80% of life is showing up

80% of life is showing up

ShareLast week, the legislature met to determine whether to override Governor Roy Cooper’s veto of a bill that would change the board of elections and severely hamper the ongoing investigation of the Harris election fraud scandal in NC-09. Republicans needed 60% of...
Moving goalposts and priorities

Moving goalposts and priorities

ShareThe Republican’s response to the Harris Scandal in NC-09 has been a continual moving of the goalposts. As I mentioned yesterday, their initial reaction was a proper one of shock and a bit of dismay, even though Republican twitter screamed continuously, “But...

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