Election 2024

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Growing threat of political violence looms over 2024, former members of Congress warn

BY: - December 8, 2023

Former members of Congress are deeply concerned about political violence ahead of the 2024 presidential election, former Sen. Doug Jones of Alabama and former Rep. Barbara Comstock of Virginia said at a Thursday joint appearance sponsored by the liberal Center for American Progress and the nonpartisan McCain Institute. Jones, a moderate Democrat who lost reelection […]

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Ballot bites: Cotham files for reelection, gerrymandering forces Manning out of Congress

BY: - December 7, 2023

Eight months after announcing she was switching parties giving the GOP a veto-proof majority in the state House, Rep. Tricia Cotham filed the paperwork Thursday to run for reelection. Carrying a Kade Spade tote embellished with two silver elephants, Cotham (R-Mecklenburg) shared on social media that she had filed to run in the newly drawn […]

Republican presidential candidates (L-R) former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Vivek Ramaswamy

Haley draws fire from rivals in GOP presidential debate, as Christie calls Trump ‘unfit’  

BY: and - December 7, 2023

Half of the four Republican presidential candidates on a debate stage in Alabama on Wednesday night focused their attacks on former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, who’s vying for the prized second place in the nominating contest. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and biotech entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy teamed up early in the debate to repeatedly hit […]

NC House Speaker Tim Moore prepares to file paperwork for congressional run.

Ballot bites: Prominent candidates for Governor, Congress, Council of State join the fray

BY: - December 6, 2023

Major news on the filing front Tuesday is that Republican U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry (NC-10) is not running for reelection. McHenry announced he will retire after 10 terms that included three weeks earlier this year as temporary House Speaker after Rep. Kevin McCarthy was kicked out of the job. “There is a season for everything […]

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Ballot bites: A flurry of candidate filings and another redistricting lawsuit

BY: - December 5, 2023

To borrow a line from George Clooney in the movie “Ocean’s Eleven”: You’re either in or out. Right now. Monday marked the opening of North Carolina’s candidate filing period, and we’re learning more about who is in and who is out for the 2024 election cycle. After a decade in the state Senate, a leading […]

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Black and Latino voters sue over new North Carolina congressional districts

BY: - December 5, 2023

A group of Black and Latino voters in North Carolina say in a lawsuit that four of the state’s new congressional districts are racial gerrymanders. They are asking a panel of federal judges to declare it unconstitutional.  The lawsuit filed Monday focuses on Districts 1, 6, 12, and 14. These districts are unconstitutional because they […]

Jessica Holmes and Roy Cooper

Governor Cooper makes history with appointment of new state auditor

BY: - December 1, 2023

Governor Roy Cooper tapped a familiar figure in Wake County political circles Thursday to complete the remainder of Beth Wood’s term as state auditor. Cooper selected attorney Jessica Holmes who currently serves as Deputy Industrial Commissioner and was the former chair of the Wake County Board of Commissioners. “Jessica understands how government can be a […]

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Judges block law that strips governor’s power to make Elections Board appointments

BY: - November 30, 2023

A three-judge panel on Thursday unanimously blocked Republicans’ efforts to strip Gov. Roy Cooper’s power to make appointments to the State Board of Elections. The preliminary injunction temporarily blocks one of Republicans’ attempts to overhaul elections ahead of the 2024 election, in which voters will choose a new governor and help determine which party wins […]

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Ballot bites: Politicos make final decisions ahead of NC candidate filing

BY: - November 30, 2023

Just days ahead of the opening candidate filing period, politicians are making their intentions known and trying to demonstrate political strength by touting endorsements and cash on hand. If you missed it on Wednesday, Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger endorsed Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson in the 2024 Republican gubernatorial primary. Berger said Robinson has […]

Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson and Senate President Phil Berger

NC Senate leader endorses Lt. Gov. Robinson for governor

BY: - November 29, 2023

The person often identified as the most powerful Republican in North Carolina state government has endorsed the state’s current highest-ranking Republican in the race for governor. As had been expected by many observers ever since the two men shared a stage last April when the candidacy was announced, Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger of […]

Mike Lindell adjusts his hair while looking into a handheld mirror

Mike Lindell’s conspiracy-fueled pillow company fights to survive his election obsession 

BY: - November 28, 2023

Pillow mogul Mike Lindell calls up former Michigan state senator Patrick Colbeck, who works for something Lindell made up called the Election Crime Bureau, to talk about press strategy. Lindell tells Colbeck a press release needs to mention his “offense fund,” to which people can give donations so Lindell can keep funding his election fraud […]

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Federal judge denies “meritless” motion to block Senate’s redistricting plan

BY: - November 28, 2023

Efforts to prevent the Republican drawn state Senate redistricting map from being used in the next election cycle suffered a setback Monday. U.S. District Court Judge James C. Dever denied the request by Rodney Pierce of Halifax County and Moses Matthews of Martin County for an expedited briefing and decision in their case that alleges […]