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NC-09: Can We Talk?

It sounds like the Mark Harris campaign  is in the mood: Perhaps this is a first step toward an armistice / truce in this fight over the Ninth Congressional District?  It’s interesting how quiet the McCready campaign  has gotten, and how Robert Pittenger is suddenly no longer interested in being…

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NC-09: 48 subpoenas (and NO ONE to serve them)

Hillary Clinton’s lawyer has stepped up to represent Dan McCready (D) in the political sideshow currently engulfing the Ninth Congressional District.  Marc Elias has written to former state board of elections chairman Josh Malcolm to lay out his need for 48 subpoenas to be issued to witnesses ahead of the…

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NCGOPe decides to start fighting FOR Mark Harris

(It looks and sounds like they’ve been getting an earful from outside the Raleigh beltline on this.) Here’s where we stand.  A three judge state panel (2Ds, 1R) ordered the current state elections board to be dissolved. On Thursday, the legislature overrode a Cooper veto — allowing for the seating…

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NC-09: State elections board? (Buh-bye.)

That’s the latest word from the bench amid the chaos of the Ninth Congressional District chaos: A three-judge panel overseeing a lawsuit challenging the current makeup of the North Carolina State Board of Elections issued a new ruling Thursday night that effectively dissolves the board at noon on Friday.[…]  That’s TODAY,…

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#ncga: OVERRIDE !!!!

We saw something today we’re not likely to see much of over the next two years:  an overridden veto.   The House and Senate overrode Roy Cooper’s veto of HB 1029 — legislation to reform the state board of elections and ethics commissions.  The bill basically rolled back the clock…

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#ncga: GOP majority screwing Mark Harris for Christmas

Mark Harris is a Baptist preacher.  He lives by the principle of loving your enemies.  (The guy is waaaaaaaay too nice for politics.) After he lost the 2014 primary for US Senate, he went to work campaigning for Thom Tillis ( while Greg Brannon told them all to go pound…

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Driveby paper admits: Clifton is RIGHT.

A member of the state’s driveby media has finally caught on to what so many people out there already know. Now, if we could just get the rest of them onboard.  Here’s The Wilson Times from December 7: Wherever he’s been stowed away for safekeeping, Silent Sam is surely shaking…

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NC-09: NCSBE chairman’s kin PAID $$$$ to campaign for Dan McCready?

NC state elections board chairman Joshua Malcolm already has an ethical dilemma on his hands —  chairing an investigation into campaign dealings in his home county involving a political machine he has long defended and supported.  The current hubbub over the Ninth Congressional District got started via a concern registered…

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Why were Columbus County sheriff-elect and his wife voting in two separate counties?

Sheriff-elect Jody Greene (R) is quite busy defending himself from accusations that — among other things — he doesn’t live in Columbus County.  State law requires that sheriffs live IN the county they serve. Greene is struggling to keep his story straight.  He’s maintained that he has been a long-term…

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NC-09: Robeson judge candidate played absentee ballot game

Angelica Chavis McIntyre (D) had a great election day in November.  The assistant Robeson county prosecutor defeated incumbent district court judge Dale Deese, a former Democrat who switched to unaffiliated and won an appointment to a vacant seat from then-Gov. Pat McCrory (R).  Given all the attention to campaign activities…