Walker is in

Mark Walker is officially in the race for U.S. Senate in 2022. That’s no big surprise. When Walker’s Congressional district got redrawn to favor a Democrat, he took a pass on running for re-election. People speculated at the time that he would seek the Senate seat...
It’s all just noise

It’s all just noise

Nobody knows how to manipulate the press or trigger progressives like Donald Trump. That’s what he’s doing right now. His efforts to cast doubt on the outcome of the election make great headlines. The fight he’s putting up validates his supporters predisposition to...

Eroding faith in our elections

Eroding faith in our elections

Regardless of all the drama and theatrics of the coming days, Joe Biden is going to be sworn in as President of the United States on January 20, 2021. His lead is insurmountable in enough states that the election is not in doubt. Bogus calls of voter fraud may appease...

President Biden

President Biden

Joe Biden has won the presidency and Donald Trump and his Trumpsters are showing off their authoritarian anti-American instincts. As I write, Biden has surpassed Trump’s numbers in Pennsylvania and will see his margin climb to about 100,000 votes. Biden is leading in...

Wow, was I wrong

Wow, was I wrong

Last night, I learned how little I understand North Carolina politics. For years, I thought I had a pretty good handle on my native state. Since 2016, though, most of my assumptions have been proven wrong. I never thought Democrats would have such bad night in this...

A GOP morality play

A GOP morality play

We head into Election Day with Democrats looking poised to have a good night in North Carolina. Roy Cooper will almost certainly get re-elected by a healthy margin. Joe Biden has maintained a small but consistent lead for months. And Cal Cunningham appears to be...

Known unknowns

Known unknowns

With in-person early vote ending on Saturday, I continue my obsession with turnout numbers. I also continue to put my faith in people who are undesignated race and gender to carry Democrats across the line. Voters who have undesignated race make up almost ten percent...

Undesignated voters

Undesignated voters

At this point in the election cycle, I’m obsessing over turnout numbers and trying to glean any information I can about the potential outcome. I wait for various analysts to tell me how many people voted the previous day and what the break down looks like. I wait for...

It’s the pandemic, stupid

It’s the pandemic, stupid

Back in 1992, James Carville taped a sign on the wall of the Bill Clinton campaign that read, “It’s the economy, Stupid!” This year, he updated the slogan to “It’s the pandemic, Stupid!” Carville is right: the pandemic is the key driver of voters this year. ...

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