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Cooper ignored 2010 voting allegations in Bladen

What a difference (nearly) a decade can make.  Word has come out that the SBI was all over some serious allegations of voting irregularities in Bladen County as early as 2010.  The North Carolina Department of Justice was alerted.  Anyone remember WHO was attorney general…

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#ncga: Complaint against Speaker Timmy dismissed on NCSBE&EE’s last day of life

A liberal activist group had filed a complaint against State House speaker Tim Moore over some private business dealings in  Chatham County.  Apparently, the belief was that a Moore aide had meddled in a state environmental review of a property Moore and his business partners…

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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: A contact sport, indeed.

It appears that we’re starting to see some signs of fight in the NCGOPe.  They’ve gone from rolling over and showing their bellies in the whole NC-09 affair, to showing their teeth and defending Mark Harris. Now, it appears the folks closer to the right…

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N&O + lefty comrades say Speaker Timmy played ‘chicken’ with ethics

You will get no argument from us when alleging that Tim Moore is, um, ethically-challenged.  We’ve reported at length about his shenanigans against fellow Republicans, his abandonment of the conservative principles that allowed him to become part of the House majority and speaker, and basically…

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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: 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…