More on Voter ID

I recently wrote a piece for Politics NC that was mostly just to bring awareness to the fact that the Legislature will reconvene for a special session on Tuesday, November 27th. As many NC politicos have noted, that will be the last time the current iteration of the...

The Next Battle

Last week went well for Democrats, both in North Carolina and nationwide. In the Tar Heel State, Democrats achieved their short-term goal of breaking the supermajorities, both in the NC House and NC Senate. Perhaps of less immediate significance, the statewide...

Voting with a vengeance

I think all bets are off for this election cycle. Early voting across the country is at record highs. In North Carolina, the early vote numbers track closer to 2016 than 2014. This year, turnout should be at a twelve year low. With nothing at the top of the ticket,...

NCGA House Ratings

2018 NC House Election Ratings As Election Day approaches, PoliticsNC is releasing ratings for each of North Carolina’s congressional and legislative elections. We’ve already covered elections for the United States House of Representatives and the North...

NCGA Senate Ratings

2018 NC Senate Election Ratings As Election Day approaches, Politics NC is releasing ratings for each of North Carolina’s congressional and legislative elections. In late September, we covered the state’s thirteen races for the United States House of...

Idle Musings on Kavanaugh and the Senate

After a tumultuous few weeks, the United States Senate confirmed Brett Kavanaugh to his lifetime appointment as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. Liberal groups have lamented his nomination from the beginning, and although vigorous in their protestations, his...

Avenatti and Kavanaugh

We are in the midst of perhaps the most contentious Supreme Court nomination in memory. Other nominations have been controversial, such as Robert Bork in the eighties and Clarence Thomas in the nineties. Those confirmation hearings, like Kavanaugh's, were contentious...

NC Congressional Ratings

NC CONGRESSIONAL RATINGS Note: On September 4, a panel of federal judges ruled that lawmakers do not have time to redraw North Carolina’s congressional districts before this year’s general election, despite having struck the districts down as unconstitutional partisan...

The Electoral Optics of Kavanaugh

The recent allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has injected new venom and uncertainty into an already contentious nomination process. To delve into the veracity of the claims put forward by Christine Blasey Fordwould yield no fruit; whether or not...

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