Posted in campaign 2018 Media NCGOP Politics

The Case of the sheriff who WASN’T really there.

  Apparently, Columbus County elected a sheriff in 2018 who doesn’t really live in the county he now serves.  And that’s a BIG FAT legal problem: […] After two days of testimony and a trip to Cerro Gordo, the Columbus County Board of Elections has…

Posted in campaign 2018 Congress Media NCGOP Politics

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…

Posted in campaign 2018 Congress Media NC legislature Politics

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…

Posted in campaign 2018 Congress Media NCGOP Politics

It’s all about Bladen & The GOP. (Meanwhile, Robeson, Dems get a FREE PASS.)

The Democrat chairman of the state board of elections has resigned in the wake of the revelation of his long history of anti-GOP tweets.  Gov. Cooper has replaced him with fellow board member and Robeson County attorney Joshua Malcolm.  Malcolm is an operative for a…

Posted in campaign 2018 Congress Mark Harris Media NCGOP Politics

Robeson County getting increased scrutiny in state probe of 2018 vote

Gosh, I’m looking almost psychedelic — er, psychic — on this state election investigation in the 9th congressional district. Democrat partisans have tried to use the probe to block the seating of congressman-elect Mark Harris in the US House — citing allegations against a Republican operative in Bladen County.  But now,…

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ASK and ye shall RECEIVE …

We raised questions earlier about why election day shenanigans in Bladen County were being scrutinized, but monkey business across the border in Robeson County has not.  According to reports in the national media, THAT may be changing: North Carolina election officials are investigating possible irregularities…

Posted in campaign 2016 Congress Media NCGOP Politics

#ncpol: Details keep dripping out on L’affaire Pittenger

Word came out this week that the FBI is looking at congressman Robert Pittenger’s family business.  It is *amazing* how much we are hearing about said probe from the alleged focus of said probe: U.S. Rep. Robert Pittenger’s annual financial disclosure filed Thursday shows millions of dollars…

Posted in Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Politics Republicans

Passing the smell test …

I had such high hopes for state Rep. Stephen LaRoque (R-Kinston).  When he first came to the legislature, he was joined at the hip with former state Rep. Richard Morgan and his sweetheart deal with House Democrats.  LaRoque lost a bruising reelection fight, as did…