Archive: 2016 Elections

  • Former Durham County election worker indicted

    Last year, Democrats said Durham County had an undeserved reputation for election irregularities. On Monday, a grand jury indicted a former county elections worker. Richard Robert Rawling, 59, of Cary, was indicted Monday on charges related to the mishandling of provisional ballot results during the March…

  • PARODY: Radical overhaul proposed for Council of State races

    In an attempt to prevent a repeat of the disruption and delays that ensued in this year’s governor’s race, General Assembly leaders plan to introduce a constitutional amendment that would allow Council of State candidates to choose, in order of their vote totals, which one of the 10 positions they prefer,…

  • A Trump realignment?

    Many astute observers of politics believe President-elect Trump had a historic election in November. The facts on the ground would seem to confirm that. Trump received 306 electoral votes and shattered the “Blue Wall” by winning Democratic strongholds in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, and Wisconsin. Add North Carolina and Florida to…

  • Gov. McCrory concedes, urges working with Cooper

    In a video message released at noon Monday, Gov. Pat McCrory conceded the 2016 election to Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper. McCrory said “being the 74th governor of North Carolina has been a privilege and an honor,” but he respects “the outcome of the closest governor’s race in modern history.” “I…

  • Turnout will suffer in 2017 NCGA election, court admits

    Low voter turnout is one of several challenges resulting from a court order setting a deadline to redraw legislative districts and establish special legislative elections next year. Judge James Wynn Jr., who sits on the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, wrote the opinion throwing out the current legislative districts…

  • 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…

  • Governor Calls for More Bonds at Economic Forum

    RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK — Gov. Pat McCrory on Wednesday hinted that after voters decide the fate of a $2 billion bond referendum on March 15, he might push for more bond money, this time for roads. McCrory called for more than $! billion in borrowing for transportation in his initial…