Advice for Tuesday …

We’ve been bombarded with questions from folks seeking recommendations about who to vote for on Tuesday.  Here’s the sample  ballot from my neck of the woods. It features local races that are important to Moore County residents, but no one else.  There are other items on the ballot that people from Murphy to Manteo need to pay close attention to. Constitutional Amendments:  The most important one on the ballot – the only real no brainer – is voter ID.  That one is a 100% FOR vote.   A close second  is the tax rate cap.  Seriously consider giving that a FOR vote….

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For Moore County voters …

Here are our thoughts on the races that pretty much just affect the local area.  (You other folks?  We’ll get to you.  Just wait.) NC Senate 25:  Tom McInnis (R) vs. Helen Probst Mills (D).  We’ve heard a lot of nice things personally about Mrs. Mills. She’s a fellow Pinehurstian who is quite active in the community.  Yet, the whole two last names thing gets me thinking of Hillary Rodham Clinton.  And the rhetoric coming out of the Mills campaign is not far off from the Hillary manifesto.   On the other side, we have Tom McInnis — who was…

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#ncpol: NO Preference?

There have been quite a few races in recent years where I wish I had that choice on the ballot. But, according to the recently released sample ballots for May, we will have that choice for the GOP presidential primary. What gives, you ask?  Why are we suddenly doing this in the presidential race, and not offering it in all others?   Put this development together with the fact that — for the first time in aeons — North Carolina will not be a winner-take-all state in the GOP presidential race. Delegates will be handed out on a proportional basis based…

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