Category Archives: Campaign 2016

Dem Lawmaker, Mayor of Charlotte Expose Political Purpose of #HB2 Opposition

Governor McCrory and other officials had said recently that a repeal of HB2 might be possible, but the Charlotte Ordinance would have to be repealed first. Any chance of that happening was killed by both North Carolina State lawmaker Becky Carney (Mecklenburg) and Mayor Roberts.

Carney, a Democrat, killed the attempt to repeal the illegal Charlotte Ordinance as part of a compromise related to a possibly repeal House Bill 2 (HB2). What’s more, Carney’s maneuvering has exposed the use of HB2 as political leverage by Democrats. Continue reading

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Wake School Board Race Will Use 2011 Maps; 4 Incumbents Run Unopposed

In August, Judge James Dever III ruled that the 2011 maps would have to be used for the 2016 election, however this was an ‘interim’ remedy. Dever’s order leaves room for legislators to take another whack at redistricting when they return to the General Assembly.

As a result of Dever’s ruling, all nine school board seats will be on the ballot in November, however now four are running unopposed. Each of those elected will serve two-year terms and this election is by plurality, meaning there will be no run-off races.

SEE WHO IS RUNNING… FIND YOUR DISTRICT Continue reading

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Does Size Matter? Media in 2008 vs 2016.

New media outlets have been ramping up the idea that crowd sizes don’t matter.

In 2008 however, apparently they did matter. Continue reading

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Fraternal Order of Police Walk Out on Roy Cooper [Video]

At the North Carolina state convention of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), members walked out on Attorney General Roy Cooper.

Members were apparently still upset with Cooper over the mishandling of the Kerrick case and walked out on him as he took questions about it. The FOP had decided to endorse Governor Pat McCrory instead.

WCCB reported: Continue reading

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Read NC’s Emergency Application to SCOTUS on NC Voter ID – #ncga

North Carolina has filed an emergency application to the Supreme Court regarding the state’s voter ID law after the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the law.

Read: 4th Circuit Court of Appeals Strikes Again, Overturns NC Voter ID Law

The application has been sent to Chief Justice Roberts. The opening pages are a barn burner. Continue reading

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Civitas Poll: NC Voters Pick Trump Over Clinton In Nearly Every Category

Civitas Institute released its most recent poll results this week. The results show Trump beating Clinton in the Tarheel state in nearly every category. In a question asking who voters would currently be likely to vote for, Trump beat Clinton by four points
The results showed Trump lagging in two main areas — temperament and the ability to respond to an international crisis. Interestingly, voters indicated they believe Trump would handle terrorism better than the Former Secretary of State. In the area of job creation, Trump beat Clinton by 10 points. Continue reading

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