President Donald Trump threatened to find a new site for August’s Republican National Convention (RNC) if North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper (D) can’t guarantee “full attendance” as the state slowly reopens amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Trump responded to audience chants of four more years at a taxpayer-funded event by telling the crowd to chant 12 more years or 16 more years.
The Republican candidate who initially appeared to have won that race, Mark Harris, said he would not make a second run for the seat. Dan McCready, the Democrat who ran against Harris, does plan to run again.
A woman said Monday that a Bladen County, N.C., Republican election official paid her to illegally collect absentee ballots from the November 6 midterm elections.
Absentee ballot witness Ginger Eason told WSOCTV, a local news station in Charlotte, that the official, McCrae Dowless, paid her between $75 and $100 to take completed absentee ballots from the voters. She said she took the ballots and then never mailed them, depriving the individuals of their legal right to vote in the election.
A combination of the overturning of the Republican gerrymander and Trump’s unpopularity could flip up to 4 House seats to Democrats in North Carolina.
The Princeton Election Consortium found some interesting data in North Carolina:
President Donald Trump continued this week to deny the effects of climate change in the face of overwhelming scientific agreement that it is occurring. However, even while Trump and many other Republicans deny man-made climate change, a shift appears to be occurring among Republican voters in North Carolina, a state which has been severely damaged by two hurricanes in two years.
Trump had another one of his "moments," when announced that the flood water in North Carolina will be moving to South Carolina.
Yesterday a three-judge federal panel ruled that Republican-drawn congressional districts in North Carolina have been gerrymandered in such a way that they violate the United States Constitution. The panel held that the districts were established by the GOP legislature for the purpose of favoring Republicans over Democrats, which is not a valid reason for delineating congressional districts.
North Carolina Republican legislators surprised critics when they passed a $15-per-hour “living wage” for 10,000 state workers.
The increase will affect about 10,000 state government and university system employees, such as secretaries, hospital workers, security guards and housekeepers.
The NCAA said “this new law is far from perfect," but it will reward the discrimination-minded N. C. by reopening the state for consideration in hosting its championship events.
“If you disagree with the politically correct thought police ... you’re a bigot, you’re the worst of evil. It’s almost as if I broke a law."
North Carolina does so poorly on the measures of legal framework and voter registration that it ranks alongside Iran and is not classified as a democracy.
"The legislature may not be willing to undo their unconstitutional overreach and respect the rights of LGBT people, so we’ll just have to see them in court."
It's part of a larger trend that’s occurred over the last eight to 10 years to manipulate state supreme courts to maintain political power.
"Only In States Controlled By Republican Legislatures Has Early Voting Been Reduced"
New polling shows that newly registered and voters who sat out the 2012 election are breaking strongly for Hillary Clinton in North Carolina, Florida, and Pennsylvania.
The voter suppression tactic is right out of the GOP [election rigging] playbook to suppress the Black vote in North Carolina.”
A sign that the Trump campaign is dying a slow death on the ground can be seen in the fact that Donald Trump drew a crowd less than half of the size of Obama's at the same venue three days after the President spoke.
With a single sentence, President Obama explained why every Republican who is still supporting Donald Trump is unfit to serve the public.
"I wouldn’t vote for anybody that does something like that. The logic, I just can’t figure it out at all. It’s not comprehensible for me. It’s just too stupid.”