#ncga: A Steinburg Invitational post-mortem

Currituck taxpayers footed the seed money for senator-elect Bob Steinburg’s rookie venture into basketball tournament marketing.  We’ve kept you posted on how it’s been going.  Though, it is interesting how the senator-elect and his company are stone-cold quiet about how the tournament went and what, if any, benefits Currituck County taxpayers got out of it. The final numbers are in.  According to the Asheville arena management, a total of 178 tickets were sold for the three day event.  A total of 836 tickets were “comped” — given away for FREE. Mind you, those figures apply to an arena that seats…

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NCGOP staffer seeking more ways to “work with Democrats”

Grier Martin beat her brains out (electorally) on Election Day.  She campaigned for the House while on the state GOP payroll.  (Her campaign website included boasting about how her greatest accomplishments included getting resolutions passed at Young Republican meetings.) She’s blasted Republicans for not being cozier with “progressive” political activists.  (She even joined some RINO calls for moi to leave the NCGOP.) Hang on to your hats, folks.  Catherine Whiteford , the Young Republicans wonder-girl, has something new to say: Yes.  That’s the same Grier Martin who rudely ranted about President Trump as a “soft coward” who should “not come…

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NC-09: #ncga’s sen. Ralph Hise joins the stupidity

If IFs and BUTs were candy and nuts, OH what a party we’d have. Here’s a statement from Senator Ralph Hise (R-Mitchell), the senate’s elections guru and counterpart to Rep. David Lewis: The GOP “evidence” for calling for a (1) new primary and (2) new election in the Ninth Congressional District is FREAKIN’  New York Times reporting !!!!!!! Let’s count how many times “alleged” and “if” are used in the above statement. The primary election has been certified.  It flies in the face of state law — the constitution — to throw out the primary and have another one. No…

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NC-09: “MEDIA reports”? (Seriously?)

In their lust to just make the whole NC-09 kerfuffle GO AWAY, Raleigh Republicans are passing legislation of questionable constitutionality and embracing the reporting of the driveby media. Never before has the lack of leadership in the NCGOP been so apparent.  You’ve got hundreds of egos running around, running their mouths.  Meanwhile, in the Ninth District, reputations are being destroyed, the will of the people is being ignored, and the state’s congressional delegation is left in limbo. […] Under current state law, if the board calls for a new election it would be a re-do of the general election contest…

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NC-09: Columbus County EVEN WORSE than Bladen.

They’ve got a sheriff who may not actually live IN the county.  Now, it appears Columbus County may have more missing ballots than neighboring Bladen County, which is earning all the national media attention: As evidence mounts of potential election fraud in Bladen County, WECT has learned this may not be an isolated problem. WECT has just uncovered that things in Columbus County may be even worse. About a third of the absentee ballots that were requested in Columbus County during the 2018 general election never got returned to the Board of Elections. That’s an even higher percentage of missing…

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Elizabeth City paper: Bob Steinburg needs to apologize.

I know.  I know.  The guy who intersperses his vicious personal attacks on political foes with self-righteous proclamations about his ‘Christianity’ won’t do it. He’ll caterwaul and moan about his young innocent legislative aide being “injured,” but won’t say a word about his (and his inner circle’s) previous bad behavior toward his past political opponents.   Apologizing is not senator-elect BS’s style.  He’s  more of a slander-praise-Jesus – slander-some-more-move-on kind of guy.  But the drivebys at the Elizabeth City paper are demanding an apology from the Edenton legislator (and rightfully so): State Rep. Bob Steinburg, R-Chowan, did the right thing last…

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NC-09: Robeson legislator’s campaign also paid folks to play the absentee ballot game

It appears that NC Rep. Charles Graham (D-Robeson) joined D.A.-elect Matt Scott (D) and NC Senate candidate John Campbell (D) in shelling out cash to local politicians and other local folks to do pretty much the same stuff McRae Dowless is being scrutinized for next door in Bladen County. The Graham campaign reported receiving a $5000 check from The North Carolina Democratic Party on November 1.   (Election Day was November 6.)  If you then refer to Graham’s Q3 campaign report, you’ll see a number of disbursements for GOTV to pretty much the same cast of characters we saw in…

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#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…

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Does newly-elected sheriff ACTUALLY LIVE IN the county he was elected to serve?

That is the question being asked by Columbus  County voters and some drivebys in southeastern North Carolina: There’s no power hookup, there’s no trash service and the owner of a property in Cerro Gordo is not paying any taxes for structures associated with this property, according to Columbus County tax records. Yet newly elected Columbus County Sheriff Jody Greene claimed that property along Page Mill Road as his primary residence when he signed up to run to be the chief law enforcement official in that community. […] *Nice.*  Vote fraud controversies are already roiling neighboring Robeson and  Bladen counties.  Now,…

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#nc-09: Even MORE DEM mischief in Robeson County

The hits just keep coming from my home county.  (My home folks don’t do much well.  But when it comes to screwing around with elections, some folks down there do world-class work.)  We told you earlier about county commissioner Jerry Stephens and his sketchy get-out-the-vote PAC.  Stephens got paid about $14,000 from Democrat DA candidate Matt Scott in the general election.  Scott, of course, got money from the state Democrat Party which likely made its way into the hands of Stephens and others. Stephens described the work of his group as “GOTV” – get out the vote — just like…

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