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    Money talks. PAC spending has nearly quadrupled in NC.

    Recent campaign spending reports found that the amount of money pouring into–and out of–PACs and candidate coffers was record breaking. According to Open Secrets, “The 2020 election [was] twice as expensive as the runner up, the 2016 election,” totaling nearly $14 billion dollars. If you lived in North Carolina during…
    Brooke Medina, February 17, 2021
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    Would you vote for him?

    Those who think the stain of impeachment has relegated Donald Trump to history may be jolted by this new Morning Consult/Politico poll of Republican voters. According to a Morning Consult/Politico poll conducted at the conclusion of the Senate’s weeklong trial, a majority of Republican voters (54 percent) said…
    Donna Martinez, February 17, 2021
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    Democrats think Georgia win is model for turning North Carolina blue

    Democrats think they’ve found in Georgia the winning strategy to transform North Carolina from a battleground state to a solidly blue state. The Hill reports: Democrats and organizers point chiefly to the region’s substantial Black population for their optimism. Mississippi has the highest percentage of African Americans in the…
    Donna Martinez, January 19, 2021
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    Not tired of winning

    North Carolina voters once again gave Republican/conservative legislators a thumbs up, returning them to majorities in both the North Carolina House and Senate. Come January, legislative leaders will be working – again – with a Democrat/progressive governor in Roy Cooper, whom voters also endorsed. What does that mean for…
    Donna Martinez, December 15, 2020
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    Republicans Make Surprising Strides in NC Judicial Races

    Election season this year has been like no other. Americans are still raising questions about the presidential race, and control of the US Senate hangs in the balance of one state, Georgia, as it goes into a runoff this year. North Carolinians are facing an additional election anomaly in the…
    Brenee Goforth, December 4, 2020
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    Secure Election Integrity BEFORE Elections, Not After

    America’s elections have come under much scrutiny over the past few years. Following the 2016 presidential election, investigations went underway to determine what role foreign influences could have played in the election. This year, allegations of voter fraud are being investigated in numerous states, and all of this combined could…
    Brenee Goforth, December 1, 2020
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    Election Day 1920

    One hundred years and one day ago, North Carolinians went to the polls to choose the Ohioan that would become the next president of the United States.  There was no incumbent that year, as President Woodrow Wilson had served two terms, and Democrats were not keen on nominating Wilson for…
    Terry Stoops, November 3, 2020
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    2020 Election Ripe With Confusion & Contradictory Election Rules

    This year’s election cycle has been like no other. Polling places are socially distanced, an unprecedented number of absentee ballots have been submitted, and hundreds of lawsuits have been filed. One constant fixture of the 2020 elections in North Carolina has been frequent so-called “numbered memos” from the state Board…
    Brenee Goforth, November 3, 2020