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Early, early early …

It looks like the Early Voting numbers are IN, as are 0.74 % of today’s results.   Trump and Burr are looking good so far with a roughly 50-46 lead on their opponents.  Pat McCrory is behind Cooper 49-48 percent in the governor’s race. Two…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media Politics

A Tale of two counties: The ‘Yellow Dogs’ and 40 percent

I have always enjoyed getting under the hood and checking on the bits and pieces of election night.  One of the more interesting indicators in North Carolina is turnout in the so-called ‘Yellow dog’ counties — places where a yellow dog could get elected if…

Posted in campaign 2016 Congress Media NC legislature Politics

Helpful tool for tonight …

(No, I’m not talking about a baseball bat.)   Here is the link to the state board of elections results tabulation site.  You can view statewide numbers, as well as numbers filtered by county and precinct.  This site will be your friend throughout the night….

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What are you waiting for? GO VOTE !!!

Seriously.  The other side is hauling barely-alive people out of convalescent homes to vote.  They’ve got judges putting dead people BACK ON TO voter lists.  They’ve got Loretta Lynch’s goons down here looking for Rotarians threatening poor black old ladies. College kids, of dubious residency…

Posted in campaign 2016 Congress David Rouzer

Obama wants your wood-burning stove

[Editor’s Note:  The writer is president of The Americans For Limited Government Foundation.] In a blow to innovation, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has denied a petition to reconsider a restrictive regulation dealing with wood stoves and the types of wood burned in them….

Posted in campaign 2016 Media Politics

Some final thoughts on Campaign 2016

Hang in there.  It’s almost over.  President.  Donald Trump is crude.  I’ll give you that.   But so is Mike Ditka.  So was George Patton.  So was Vince Lombardi.  Those are three guys right there I’d gladly follow into battle.  LBJ regularly exposed his man-parts to…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

#ncga: You STILL need to get out and vote for Boswell in HD6

Contrary to popular belief, a pre-election candidate death does not automatically give the election to the surviving candidate.  Chapter 163 of the North Carolina General Statutes spells out the rules for filling vacancies. We learned this weekend that Warren Judge, the Democrat nominee for NC…

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#ncga: Dem candidate in HD6 passes away

It’s not the way you want to pick up a House seat.  But the Democrat nominee for the House seat being vacated by Democrat-turned-Unaffiliated Paul Tine has passed away just days before the election:  Warren Judge, a Dare County Commissioner and the Democratic candidate for…

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Sanford’s drive-by ‘bat lady’ keeps preaching to her flock

Talk about multi-dimensional.  Talk about talent!  She’s the news director at two of Lee County’s largest radio stations.  She’s the vice-chairman of the county’s Democrat Party.  She’s served on boards for the AP.  She’s suggested baseball bats as proper gear for visiting a polling place.  Now, Margaret…

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Moore County: NCAE, meet Stacey. Stacey, meet the NCAE.

  Stacey Caldwell is an appointed member of the Moore County Board of Education.  She’s facing the voters for the first time.   She appears to have contracted a condition that afflicts many a politician and political celebrity around these parts:  Failing to Stop and…