#ncpol NC-09: A new primary ??? (Why????)


We’ve already addressed our dumbfounded amazement and disappointment that the NCGOPe is rolling over and playing dead over this blatant attempt by Leftists to steal the 9th congressional district.

Mark Harris WON a primary.  It got certified.

Mark Harris won a general election. His opponent conceded.  The NCGOPe needs to stand by their victorious nominee.  A congressional district and its voters should not be held hostage over allegations.

(Of course, any and all allegations of election misconduct should be thoroughly investigated.  If evidence of criminal misconduct is found, the offenders need to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.)  

No one has made any allegations of misconduct about the primary.  Yet, the NCGOPe and its legislative majority are prepared to run a NEW primary for the congressional seat.  (Even the rocket scientists on NC Spin knew that state law bars re-doing a certified election.)

After talking with some reliable sources in DC and Raleigh (who are familiar with state politics), I think I understand why NCGOP HQ is rolling over and being conciliatory here.  Both Dallas Woodhouse and Robin Hayes are working furiously to get the hell out of Dodge.  And they are willing to throw the state party under the bus to do it.

We reported in late November that Dallas was rooting around for a job with the RNC organizational committee for Charlotte in 2020.  Sources have confirmed for me that Woodhouse has reached out to the RNC about the prospect, and they are mulling over the idea.  Sources also confirm for me that a group of NCGOPe players — spearheaded by Union County chairman Dan Barry — is furiously lobbying to find a position for Hayes with the 2020 national convention in Charlotte that would allow him to leave his NCGOP post gracefully.

Both Hayes and Woodhouse are likely doing damage control and trying to keep their noses clean as they prepare for futures outside and away from Hillsborough Street.

Meanwhile,  calling for a new election before the investigation is even done gives the Democrats ammo to say: “Folks, we’re having to spend time and money to do this again because of those cheating Republicans.”  (Never mind that an honest look at the situation will find far more Democrat misconduct than Republican.) 

I don’t think much of Wayne Goodwin (aka George Constanza, aka George Cant-Stand-Ya), but he has done some good things for the state Democrats.  He’s kept them on a war footing and kept the NCGOPe off-balance.  The NCGOP needs to pick itself up and dust itself off.  It needs to go on offense against the Democrats. Return fire.

Far too many Republican candidates (and voters) have been cheated out of election victories over the decades by Democrat machine politics.  (By the way, waiting until January 11 for a hearing in front of the state board is RIDICULOUS.) It’s time to stop worrying about individual political ambitions and refocus onto fighting for what’s best for the state and the country.

9 thoughts on “#ncpol NC-09: A new primary ??? (Why????)

  1. You forgot one fact…been in the Charlotte Observer….Dan Berry was mentioned as candidate if new NC09 Primary is called for..he not working to change NCGOPe with Robin out…he working with him to get primary redo…..SMH

  2. I’ll have you know that if we can get us an establishment NCGOPe congressman in the 9th instead of Mark Harris, I would make a wonderful chief of staff for them. Why do you think we want a new primary?

    1. Give us some background. We need a real change from what we have now. We do NOT need an anointed and groomed successor who will give us the same ole, same ole. That is not working.

      1. Stony is a Union County Commissioner who has a gift for messaging. When NCGOP was floundering around, rudderless in the wake of this district 9 flap Stony grabbed everyone by the collar and unified the party. He is a big reason why Dallas Woodhouse has walked back his earlier calls for a primary. Stony called him up, made him admit that he had no evidence, and in doing so he re-unified the party. Stony has done similar things on local Union County issues like a fight over water. Stony was able to craft the message in such a way that he now has a three vote majority on the board that backs his water plan for the county. That is what our party needs right now, someone who can craft a message and take a stand.

        1. You make a good point on one key skill we need to find in a party chairman, someone who can be an effective spokesman, something Hayes is not, and using Dallas for that function has also been a disaster.

          1. He’s proactive if nothing else. My county Chairman mentioned that he CCed every county GOP chair across the state with those resolutions. Maybe he is state chair materiel, though I’ve never heard of him before.

  3. I do not agree with a new election period if the “harvested” ballots do not numerically change the outcome of the election which from what I understand it is not. I am no fan of Woodhouse and Company but should the democrats be successful in getting a new election I can see the need for a new primary and their reasoning fro pushing it. Harris will be tainted and ousted because of this if a new election is had. That’s the facts and whether we choose to accept or ignore them it is the political reality.

    So if you are the NCGOP you have two choices: Plan A stand firm on the fact that the “harvested” ballots would not have changed the outcome, get the election certified. Plan B Have contingency in place if the Democrats force the new election realizing if so Harris is toast and the seat would be giving to the Democrats thus advocate for a primary also and work to keep the seat in the control of the GOP.

    Again no fan of Woodhouse et al but i do get it.

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