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RALEIGH — If the Republican Party were only the party of white men, it would never win an election. When discussing electoral matters, we all tend to use the political equivalent of … more
In science and philosophy, it’s called “Occam’s Razor:” the problem-solving principle that the simplest explanation is usually the right one. The rule applies to politics. … more
Now that the results of the 2020 election have been certified, I would like to express my greatest appreciation to Granville County Elections Director Tonya Burnette and her staff, to the Granville … more
Whether you supported President Trump or not, one thing has become evident about the man: He is clearly not, as he claims, “a macho man.” A great part of being a man lies in his ability to deal … more
RALEIGH — In 2020, North Carolina Republicans and Democrats took their respective cases to the public. Each party asked voters to place it fully in charge of North Carolina government. The … more
New North Carolina collided with Old North Carolina in the 2020 election. It was a split decision. The battle goes on. New N.C. — younger voters, Blacks, urban residents, suburban women and … more
RALEIGH — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper has just been reelected. It’s an outcome his two immediate predecessors, Democrat Bev Perdue and Republican Pat McCrory, were unable to … more
OXFORD — The Granville County Board of Elections convened Tuesday morning to count absentee and provisional ballots from the 2020 election. According to Tonya C. Burnette, board of elections … more
Gov. Roy Cooper did something this election that North Carolina’s last two governors couldn’t do: win a second term. Now he may have to do something no governor has done in nearly 30 … more
RALEIGH — Over the course of 34 years penning a column on North Carolina politics and public policy, I’ve seen it all. Or so I thought. Until 2020 came along. It’s not that I … more
As tallies trickled in from battleground states, one outcome was clear after election night: America is going to pot. Voters in New Jersey, Arizona and Montana approved ballot initiatives to … more
Voters said they were casting ballots Tuesday for an array of reasons. Others said they decided not to vote this year because they don’t like either presidential candidate. Poll workers also … more
Neither President Donald Trump nor Democrat Joe Biden have definitively won North Carolina’s votes to the Electoral College, but Trump has a narrow lead. Statewide, Trump had 2.73 million … more
Granville County’s delegation to the N.C. General Assembly won’t change after incumbents won new terms to the N.C. Senate and House on Tuesday. Democrat Sen. Mike Woodard will continue … more
CREEDMOOR — Republican candidate Russ May seems poised to win the District 5 seat to the Granville County Board of Commissioners after all precincts reported results from Election … more
Voters have been slow to go to the polls this Election Day, according to poll workers at three of the five precincts in southern Granville County. That could be because most people voted well … more
CREEDMOOR — After record-shattering early voting in an historic election season rocked by the COVID-19 pandemic, Granville County voters are showing up to have their voices … more
CREEDMOOR — Your local paper has your local election results.  As citizens head to the polls for Election Day and the final day of voting, the Butner-Creedmoor News will be reporting … more
RALEIGH — The day before the 2018 midterms, I posted a column about “what to do if you lose.”  Without knowing the outcome, I urged those about to be disappointed not to … more
“North Carolina is getting bigger and bluer,” a well-placed Democratic political consultant told me in mid-October. He was feeling confident about this election and Democrats’ … more
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