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BY: - April 10, 2023

Rep. Tricia Cotham’s party switch gives the House GOP a veto-proof majority

BY: - April 5, 2023

Rep. Tricia Cotham formally announced she is switching parties to become a Republican, giving the GOP a veto-proof majority in the state House.  Cotham bashed Democrats at a news conference Wednesday morning where Republicans welcomed her to the GOP. Cotham said Democrats had bullied her, shunned her, tried to tell her what to do, and […]

PW special report: Religious conservatives showcase close bond with NC Republican leaders

BY: - October 19, 2022

Recent church-based events test IRS rules, court allegations of Christian nationalism   Gary Miller has a story he likes to tell about religion and politics. When serving as pastor of a church years ago, he was frustrated by how long it took to get a building permit. So he ran for city council - and lost by one vote. “I came back to my people Sunday morning,” Miller told a crowd earlier this month at Cross Assembly church in Raleigh. “And I said, ‘I’d like for everyone who voted for me to please stand’. And those that remained seated, I handed out voter registration cards.”

Strong opposition to GOP request for signature matching on NC absentee ballots

BY: - July 12, 2022

More than 7,000 people wrote the State Board of Elections with their thoughts on the state Republican Party request to allow county elections officials to verify mail-in ballots by matching ballot signatures with those on voter registration documents. Most commenters opposed allowing local elections officials to use signature matching, with hundreds of people calling the […]

US Supreme Court denies NC GOP appeal over court-drawn congressional districts

BY: - March 7, 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday denied Republican legislative leaders’ request to stop congressional elections using court-drawn maps while they appealed state redistricting decisions. The Supreme Court’s denial means that North Carolina congressional districts are officially set for the 2022 election. Candidate filing ended on Friday. The NC Supreme Court ordered the legislature to redraw […]


Facebook post exposes sham nature of GOP’s manufactured Board of Elections controversy

BY: - September 28, 2020

In case you missed it over the weekend, be sure to check out the story posted late Friday in Raleigh’s News & Observer about the Republican attempt to manufacture a controversy over the State Board of Elections’ recent commonsense decision to ease some roadblocks involving absentee ballots. As reporters Will Doran and Danielle Battaglia reported, […]


NC GOP raffling off assault weapons to boost judicial candidates

BY: - September 25, 2020

There’s no explanation as to why one needs to be a man or own an AR-15 semi-automatic assault weapon (a weapon banned in some states) or a handgun to hunt game, but that isn’t stopping the North Carolina Republican Party from conducting a raffle for “North Carolina Republican Sportsmen” to benefit its “Judicial Victory Fund.” […]


GOP boss’s bribery-related conviction draws only a slap on the wrist

BY: - August 11, 2020

When former North Carolina House Speaker Jim Black was convicted of taking money from a special interest group in exchange for legislative favors in 2007, prosecutors threw the book at him. Despite having taken what, in the big picture of modern politics, amounts to relatively modest amounts of money and ultimately having cooperated with prosecutors, […]


Trump, NC GOP now shamelessly attempting to cash in on masks – what’s next?

BY: - July 22, 2020

Today’s “you can’t make this stuff up” story from Trumpland: a new fundraising appeal in which the commander-in-chief’s supporters tout — we are not making this up — “Exclusive Trump 2020 Face Masks.” Yes — remember all that stuff about Trump not wearing a mask and refusing to even acknowledge that the practice is a […]


Editorial rightfully blasts GOP’s “erratic,” “silly” behavior in 9th District controversy

BY: - January 3, 2019

Be sure to check out this morning’s Capitol Broadcasting Company editorial on — “Playground antics don’t help resolve real worries about election conduct.” The essay rightfully takes GOP bosses Dallas Woodhouse and Robin Hayes to task for their bizarre and irresponsible behavior regarding the flawed election in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District. The only […]