Archive: Quick Takes

  • GOP adds to N.C. county commission lead

    The partisan majorities on five boards of county commissioners flipped during the Nov. 8 general election, pending certification of the vote. Republicans picked up majorities in three counties — Alleghany, Jackson, and Nash — that previously had Democratic majorities. Democrats flipped two county boards — Montgomery and Watauga — from…

  • Audit: Industrial Commission needs to do better job on workers’ comp

    A new audit shows that the N.C. Industrial Commission, despite bringing many businesses into compliance with the state’s workers’ compensation law, still has not identified all the businesses that are not complying. That has led to financial difficulties for workers injured on the job, says the report from state Auditor…

  • Stuber could call for recount in tight race for auditor

    The state Republican Party reports that Chuck Stuber, the GOP nominee for state auditor, is prepared to seek a recount in his race against incumbent Democrat Beth Wood after the votes have been canvassed. Roughly 2,700 votes separate the two candidates of nearly 4.5 million cast pending a statewide ballot canvass. If…

  • Democrat ‘absentee ballot mill’ alleged in Bladen County

    McCrae Dowless, who won election as supervisor of Bladen County’s Soil and Water Conservation District, has filed a complaint with his county board of elections, alleging “literally hundreds of fraudulent ballots were cast” in a “massive scheme to run an absentee ballot mill” that was funded, at least indirectly,…

  • Follow Carolina Journal, JLF for election night analysis

    Carolina Journal and John Locke Foundation staffers will be on the air and all over social media covering Tuesday night’s election returns, including the presidential race and North Carolina races statewide. Be sure to keep up with them throughout the night. JLF Vice President Donna Martinez will co-anchor coverage throughout…

  • Video: Ross supporter compares black GOP voters to Jews who helped Nazis

    Editor’s note: This report was updated to reflect comments from the Ross and Burr campaigns. A video from Project Veritas Action shows a Democratic donor, who has given money to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton among other Democrats, comparing African-American Republican voters to Jews who helped the Nazis during World War…

  • McCrory: Special Matthew NCGA session in December

    Gov. Pat McCrory plans to call the General Assembly into special session in early December to deal with Hurricane Matthew recovery efforts. McCrory’s office said he expects the session to address the long-term financial needs of the state as well as giving school districts flexibility to make up classes canceled…