A Look Back at the Amendments

This year, a record of six state constitutional amendments were approved by legislators to appear on North Carolina ballots, with voters approving four amendments and rejecting two in a partial victory for both parties. The three amendments with the most support were...

Failing Upwards

If you’re ever worried about job safety, consider going into the world of politics. As long as your party is in control of things, they’ll take care of you. If nobody comes to mind, I’ve got a prime example in hand: Justin Burr. Burr is one of the youngest legislators...

It’s Time for a New Election

At this point, unless your name is Mark Harris, you probably doubt the integrity of the congressional election in North Carolina’s Ninth District. In what was drawn to be a reliably safe Republican district — which Republicans have held since 1963 — Baptist minister...

Interview: Prof. Bitzer and NC09 Election Fraud

The text from the conversation is below, condensed somewhat and reworded where necessary. Given the length of the transcript, please forgive any errors. Kirk Kovach: I’m Kirk Kovach, I’m here with PoliticsNC. We’re in Salisbury, NC with Professor Michael Bitzer, and...

“Look at the votes…follow the money”

In the midst of the kerfuffle in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District this week, many of our state’s various politicos were quick to chime in with analysis and opinions on the matter. From the onset, we all knew very little. It is quite odd for the North...

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,...

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