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NC-09: TWO Robeson DEMs paid $60K+ in 2018 for same thing being probed in Bladen

Roughly $7000 in payments for GOTV (get out the vote) consulting to McRae Dowless of Bladen County has the certification of the Ninth Congressional District race in limbo.   Final campaign finance reports for 2018 show that two powerful Robeson County Democrats, who were on…

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#ncga: Steinburg paid fired, convicted aide with campaign funds

Diana London wore a lot of hats for rookie senator Bob Steinburg — legislative assistant, campaign manager, and employee of his sports marketing firm. London pleaded guilty in early December to larceny — a charge which involved the misuse and misappropriation of funds belonging to…

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NC-09: Josh Malcolm was warned of Robeson County ballot shenanigans in JUNE

We’ve learned that former state board of elections chairman Joshua Malcolm was having  conversations about ballot shenanigans in Bladen County as early as April 2018.    A pair of senators in Raleigh is seeking answers from Malcolm about the substance of those conversations.  They’re also…

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#ncga: (*CHOKE!*) Folding like one of Jason Saine’s suits.

I guess it was too much to expect the NCGOPe to stand strong for an embattled conservative member of their party.  (Or even to fight for clean elections.  Or defend one of their former House colleagues who lost reelection under shady circumstances.)  We told you…

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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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NC-09: Can We Talk?

It sounds like the Mark Harris campaign  is in the mood: Perhaps this is a first step toward an armistice / truce in this fight over the Ninth Congressional District?  It’s interesting how quiet the McCready campaign  has gotten, and how Robert Pittenger is suddenly…

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NCGOPe decides to start fighting FOR Mark Harris

(It looks and sounds like they’ve been getting an earful from outside the Raleigh beltline on this.) Here’s where we stand.  A three judge state panel (2Ds, 1R) ordered the current state elections board to be dissolved. On Thursday, the legislature overrode a Cooper veto…

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NC-09: State elections board? (Buh-bye.)

That’s the latest word from the bench amid the chaos of the Ninth Congressional District chaos: A three-judge panel overseeing a lawsuit challenging the current makeup of the North Carolina State Board of Elections issued a new ruling Thursday night that effectively dissolves the board at…