Never Trumpers and the defeat of Donald Trump

Well, it’s over. With the certification of votes in Michigan, Donald Trump has lost the election and has ordered his administration to cooperate with the transition. He hasn’t conceded and right-wing networks like OAN are reporting that he still has a good chance of...
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...

Cooper shows the way for NC Democrats

Cooper shows the way for NC Democrats

As I wrote last week, the 2020 election was largely a disaster for North Carolina Democrats. But one commenter's critique rang true: I did not account for Governor Roy Cooper's reelection. The governor's race factored as a significant bright spot last Tuesday night....

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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