Archives: CJ Staff

  • State Senate Republicans select Harrington to lead caucus

    Republicans within the N.C. Senate have elected Kathy Harrington unanimously to serve as their majority leader. She’s the first woman to hold the job. “It’s such an honor to have earned the faith and trust of my colleagues for this leadership position,” Harrington, R-Gaston, said in a news release. “North…

  • The balance of power in N.C. politics since Reconstruction

    From the end of the Civil War through much of the 20th century, North Carolina effectively was a one-party state: Democratic. Democrats held control of the executive branch from 1901-1973. Republican Jim Holshouser interrupted the Democratic streak for four years and then the other Jims, Democrat Hunt and Republican Martin,…

  • Election 2020 CJ is here!

    Until the paper arrives in your mailboxes, read the digital edition here. A fantastic job by the CJ editors, reporters, and contributors with insights, information, and commentary about what happened and what it meant! Volume 29, Number 11 – November 2020…

  • Federal judge chides N.C. elections board, but takes no action

    A federal judge noted his “serious concerns” about the N.C. state elections board in an order issued Friday, Oct. 30. But the judge denied legislative leaders’ request to take action against the board. The new 19-page order represents U.S. District Judge William Osteen’s latest pronouncement about rules governing N.C.

  • CJ politics week in review, Oct. 26-30

    Each week, staff at Carolina Journal looks back at the week in N.C. politics and chooses several interesting, relevant stories you may have missed. Fearful electorate: A majority of respondents to the latest Elon University Poll are…

  • Supreme Court refuses to block N.C. absentee ballot deadline extension

    Elections officials in North Carolina will count absentee ballots mailed in by Nov. 12, nine days after Election Day. The U.S. Supreme Court, by a 5-3 vote, refused Republican legislative leaders’ request to enforce a state law setting the ballot deadline at Nov. 6. Chief Justice John Roberts, Justice…