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Republicans ramp up their flirtation with identity politics

Republicans talk  a good game about judging people on their qualifications / content of character.  But more and more Republicans — including our very own (former) congresswoman Renee Ellmers — have been  beating the drums about electing more Republicans with TWO X-chromosomes.   It’s demeaning…

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NC-09: Josh Malcolm got some ‘splainin’ to do

Some Republican legislators want former state elections board chairman to offer up more details on his discussions with a top Bladen County Democrat prior to the November vote: Two Republican members of the North Carolina Senate are seeking answers to questions regarding communication between the…

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MeckGOP learned nothing / nade / nichts from 2018 wipeout

When the smoke finally cleared from the November 2018 vote, state senator Dan Bishop — a solid conservative, FWIW — was the last significant elected Republican in Mecklenburg County left standing.  The MeckGOP lost all three county commissioners it had prior to election day.  It…

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Monkey Business Report: A tangled ‘technical corrections’ web dating back to JULY

We’ve raised some questions about the pretty willy-nilly disbursement of $700,000 via the recent “technical corrections ” bill approved by the General Assembly.  Several cases of five- and six-figures being doled out to various communities with little specific detail about how the  money is to…

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Monkey Business Report: Pat McElraft and ‘technical corrections’

We told you earlier about the honorables on Jones Street tossing around $700K  of our money in  a quite care-free fashion with little to no strings attached.  At first, it looked like senator Harry Brown (R-Onslow) was the ringleader here.  After all, he was the…

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#ncpol: Sheriff v. Sheriff in Columbus County

Republican Jody Greene knocked off incumbent Lewis Hatcher by 37 votes on Election Day.  Meanwhile, approximately 180 absentee ballots went missing. Greene was also besieged by questions about his residency and the fact he and his wife had been voting in two different counties. Greene…

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NC-09: Malcolm in the middle?

We told you earlier about former state board of elections chairman Josh Malcolm’s college-aged, live-at-home daughter getting paid to campaign for Dan McCready in the Ninth Congressional District race.   Now, my  main man Nick Ochsner appears to have uncovered another sticky situation for Malcolm:…

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#ncpol: What is this “fight” you speak of, Grandpa?

After weeks of hiding — and sending Dallas out to advocate for a new election  and even telling legislators to change the law to allow for a new primary — NCGOP chairman Robin Hayes has come out,um, swinging: We won this round. Democrat Governor Roy…

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Monkey Business Report: Technical Corrections

In the legislature, “technical corrections” are sort of like the “consent agenda” you hear about in city council and county commissioner meetings.  Meant to be for correcting things like spelling, grammar and other typos, “technical corrections” are a fantastic opportunity for the honorables to sneak…

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NC-09: “Baseless” in 2016 = NOBLE in 2018-19

It’s funny how Pat McCrory’s concerns about vote fraud in 2016 – which sound a lot like the stuff we’re talking about NOW — were derided by leftists as “baseless”.  But, in 2018, when  they’re on the losing end, they’ll fuss about the same stuff…