Archive: 2020 election

  • What N.C. voters need to know on Super Tuesday

    Super Tuesday isn’t the only novelty for North Carolina voters this year. Many voters have new legislative and congressional districts after a three-judge panel ordered the General Assembly to draw new maps last year. Federal and state courts have also put a controversial voter ID law…

  • CJ politics week in review, Feb. 24-28

    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. Here’s this week’s review: Neck-and-neck polling: It’s a three-way race in North Carolina for the Democratic primary. Polls from…

  • Cooper armed with bicoastal campaign donations

    Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper raised $605,649 — 7% of his 2019 campaign funds — from residents of New York and California, based on a Carolina Journal analysis of his campaign finance reports. But details about Cooper’s fundraising trips to those states are hard to…

  • Eleven former lawmakers want their old gigs back 

    While some lawmakers are leaving the General Assembly in 2020, 11 former legislators are aiming for a comeback.   The 2020 general election ballot will include 11 former lawmakers aiming to reclaim a spot at the General Assembly.   Returning lawmakers have some advantages over an average…

  • CJ politics week in review, Feb. 10-14

    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. Here’s this week’s review: • Governor polling: A Feb. 12 High Point University poll…

  • New year, new look 

    The General Assembly will look a bit different after the 2020 session. Twenty-four lawmakers — Republicans and Democrats — have opted not to run for re-election. Institutional knowledge will shrink as experienced lawmakers leave the General Assembly, political scientists say. But the turnover may allow new issues and…

  • Sanders would hurt state Democrats

    For a party that promises to make the character and judgment of the current occupant of the White House the central theme of the 2020 election cycle, nominating Bernie Sanders would be a self-inflicted wound.