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Election 2020
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The election cycle is over, even as it seems to drag on indefinitely. There is a lot of rhetoric right now around election integrity and claims of fraud. And that makes it easy to lose sight of just … more
RALEIGH — In 2020, North Carolina Republicans and Democrats took their respective cases to the public. Each party asked voters to place it fully in charge of North Carolina government. The … more
New North Carolina collided with Old North Carolina in the 2020 election. It was a split decision. The battle goes on. New N.C. — younger voters, Blacks, urban residents, suburban women and … more
RALEIGH — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper has just been reelected. It’s an outcome his two immediate predecessors, Democrat Bev Perdue and Republican Pat McCrory, were unable to … more
RALEIGH (AP) — Democrat Cal Cunningham conceded to incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis in North Carolina on Tuesday, saying “the voters have spoken” and it was clear Tillis … more
SPRING HOPE — Drink up. By an overwhelming majority, Spring Hope residents have voted to allow the sale of mixed drinks within town limits. Residents voted 69.52% (479 votes) in favor of … more
Incumbents kept their seats in local Nash County races. Republican county Commissioner Sue Leggett received 5,241 votes, or 66.8%, to handily defeat Democratic challenger Morris Roberson, who … more
Gov. Roy Cooper did something this election that North Carolina’s last two governors couldn’t do: win a second term. Now he may have to do something no governor has done in nearly 30 … more
RALEIGH — Over the course of 34 years penning a column on North Carolina politics and public policy, I’ve seen it all. Or so I thought. Until 2020 came along. It’s not that I … more
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States on Saturday and offered himself to the nation as a leader who “seeks … more
As tallies trickled in from battleground states, one outcome was clear after election night: America is going to pot. Voters in New Jersey, Arizona and Montana approved ballot initiatives to … more
Nash County's incoming congressman pledged his “unequivocal support” for President-elect Joe Biden after vote counts cleared the path to victory on Saturday.  Rep. G.K. … more
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump carried Florida, the nation's most prized battleground state, and then he and Democrat Joe Biden focused early Wednesday on the three Northern … more
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hopes fading for Senate control, Democrats had a disappointing election night as Republicans swatted down an onslaught of challengers and fought to retain their fragile … more
RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina Republicans have withstood a massive effort by Democrats inside the state and nationally to retake both General Assembly chambers. Election results on Tuesday … more
RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina’s U.S. Senate race between Republican incumbent Thom Tillis and Democratic challenger Cal Cunningham was too early to call early Wednesday, with many votes … more
RALEIGH (AP) — Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper was reelected Tuesday, defeating Republican challenger Lt. Gov. Dan Forest. The mild-mannered governor has often been reluctant to criticize … more
Newcomer Matthew Winslow has captured the state House District 7 seat, which represents Nash and Franklin counties. Winslow, a Republican homebuilder from Franklin County, defeated Democratic … more
Lisa Barnes will be moving from the state House to the state Senate. Barnes, R-Nash, decided to run for Senate District 11 rather than seek reelection to House District 7. The gamble paid off with … more
Democratic incumbent James Gailliard is returning to Raleigh for a second term representing Nash County in state House District 25. With 51.59% of the vote in last week’s general election, … more
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