Tag:Pat McCrory

  • State elections board tells counties to keep counting votes

    The State Board of Elections voted Tuesday to instruct county elections boards to continue counting ballots to determine winners in as many races as possible. But the order includes flagging and forwarding ballots to the state board if they appear to be illegal and were cast in close statewide elections…

  • More conservative gains are coming

    If the Trump administration and the GOP Congress practice what they preach, states and localities will have far more policy room to maneuver than they had under President Obama.

  • GOP elephants never forget

    Democrats say Republicans should have refused to support their party’s presidential nominee because of his despicable personal behavior. Hypocrisy, anyone?…

  • State will resolve key issues

    The previous assumption that all or part of House Bill 2 was destined for destruction in federal court — which was never warranted in the first place — is now dissipating.

  • McCrory, Cooper gearing up for possible legal battle over votes

    The problems in Durham County on Election Night have been resolved, but much work remains leading up to the Nov. 18 county canvass and the statewide canvass 11 days later. As things stand, Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper’s lead over Republican Gov. Pat McCrory amounts to fewer than 5,000 votes.

  • McCrory’s difficult path to re-election

    Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper has a lead of roughly 5,000 votes in his attempt to unseat incumbent Republican Gov. Pat McCrory, and Cooper was quick to claim victory Tuesday night, telling supporters, “We have won this race.” Not so fast, the governor’s team responded. “Currently, there are tens of…

  • Governor’s race undecided in otherwise big GOP night

    A stunning election night ended with several election races — including the contest for governor — unresolved, even as Republicans Donald Trump and Richard Burr scored significant victories and the GOP retained its supermajority status in the General Assembly. In the race for governor, Democratic Attorney…

  • Roy Cooper bucks GOP trend

    Although ticket-splitting is far less common than it used to be, some North Carolinians continue to mix and match their votes in seemingly inexplicable ways.