Archive: Covering the 2004 Elections

  • Why Atkinson Will Be Superintendent

    The legal dispute between June Atkinson and Bill Fletcher over the results of the 2004 election for school superintendent has reached a legislative panel. Here's why Atkinson will prevail.

  • Take the Time to Get This Right

    The state constitution authorizes the legislature to set up a legal process for resolving contested state elections. Now senators are talking about doing it -- retroactively.

  • Time for Consistency on Ballot Counts

    Republican champions of Steve Troxler argued for months that it was unjust to remedy a Carteret County elections error with a new statewide election. Now, the shoe appears to be on the other foot.

  • Cobb Defenders Dig Deeper Hole

    Thanks to new evidence from the Steve Troxler campaign, two of the three legal requirements needed for a new ag commissioner election cannot be satisfied. Time to do the right thing.

  • A Disgraceful Tradition

    There is no serious case for the travesty of justice that the state board of elections is attempting in the ag commissioner race. Britt Cobb has a fateful decision to make.

  • Poll Shows Voters Energized in 2004

    RALEIGH — North Carolinians appear to be more committed to voting this November than they have been in the past four elections, but there is no clear consensus on some issues and races, according to the Agenda 2004 poll released Thursday by the John Locke Foundation. About 85 percent of…

  • Out of 170, Watch 14 Closely

    Looking at the most competitive legislative races in 2004, it could be said that control of the most powerful political institution in North Carolina depends on the outcome of just 14 key contests.

  • Parties Differ on Judicial Politicking

    ALEIGH — The NC Republican Party on Saturday endorsed Raleigh lawyer Paul Newby for the Supreme Court seat vacated by Justice Robert Orr, and the gesture gave an inkling of how the two major political parties might treat the nonpartisan races this year. The 2004 campaign marks the first election…

  • NC Job Growth Revised Downward

    RALEIGH — Last month, Gov. Mike Easley announced that North Carolina had gained 13,400 new jobs in May. The announcement was a noted departure from standard practice, and Easley took the opportunity to link his policies to the employment gain. But the governor may not be so eager to continue…