On Tuesday, the New York Times published a glowing piece on voter turnout in North Dakota in this month’s election. In particular, they focused on how a Democrat Native American candidate defeated the Republican state representative who was the primary sponsor of the state’s voter ID law.
As of this writing, the North Carolina gubernatorial race has yet to be decided. But it appears attorney general Roy Cooper (D) may be close to being able to legitimately declare himself the winner over incumbent GOP governor Pat McCrory. Unsurprisingly, the Charlotte Observer editorial board is ready to fly their “Mission Accomplished” banner. But the calls for a recount and questions about voter fraud from the McCrory campaign have delayed the struggling paper’s victory celebration, and as you can imagine, they aren’t happy about it.
With all the talk about “fake news” as of late, as well as the credibility hit the mainstream media took in the aftermath of the surprise victory of Donald Trump, you’d think news outlets would be taking concrete steps to make improvements in the accuracy of their reporting.
In the midst of a mostly disappointing election night for North Carolina Democrats, one result made them happy – The election of Wake County Superior Court Judge Mike Morgan to the NC Supreme Court. Morgan’s defeat of Justice Bob Edmunds means the tilt of the court will now shift 4-3 to the left instead of to the right.
Unlike other gubernatorial races across the country that were decided on November 8th, the battle for who will be NC’s next governor is still ongoing. Less than 5,000 votes separate incumbent GOP Governor Pat McCrory and NC AG Roy Cooper, his Democratic challenger who holds the ever so slight lead.