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After SPIN! Video – “What Didn’t You Get To Say?”

| December 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! Video from the December 4th program: In this video our panelists discuss what they didn’t get to say on last weeks show.

A redistricting Psalm of Lament

| December 2, 2016 | 2 Comments

by Tom Campbell, Executive Producer and Moderator, NC SPIN, December 1, 2016. Four weeks following the November 8th election and just five weeks before elected officials are due to be sworn into office we still don’t know the final outcomes of two statewide and several legislative races. Compounding this confusion, a federal court ruled this […]

Legislators, keep hands off governor’s race

| December 2, 2016 | 1 Comment

Editorial by Wilmington Star-News, November 26, 2016. Prior to 1836, the state legislature chose North Carolina’s governor. In 2016, it could do so again. A little-known provision of the state Constitution provides that, in case of a contested election for North Carolina’s Council of State, the General Assembly may vote to fill the position. The […]

Why are NC citizens voting for state judges?

| December 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

by John Wester, past president of NC Bar Association, published in Asheville Citizen-Times, November 30, 2016. Although many of us have participated in polls recently, may I ask one more question: if you voted in one of the six races for seats on the North Carolina Supreme Court and Court of Appeals, how did you […]

The troubling machinations of preserving political power in Raleigh

| December 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Chris Fitzsimon, NC Policy Watch and NC SPIN panelist, December 1, 2016. That sound you hear from Raleigh these days is coming from leading North Carolina Republicans, astonished that their iron grip on state government is in jeopardy, thrashing around desperately as they consider extraordinary mechanisms to maintain it by thwarting the will of […]

Time to congratulate Governor-elect Cooper

| December 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Editorial by Rocky Mount Telegram, December 1, 2016. Gov. Pat McCrory seems to have questioned practically every aspect of North Carolina elections, and hard-working elections officials across the state patiently have listened and responded. But with each day, Democrat Roy Cooper’s lead in votes grows. It is time for McCrory to accept that truth and […]

HB2, General Assembly threw McCrory off his game

| December 2, 2016 | 1 Comment

Editorial By Fayetteville Observer, December 1, 2016. In the near or far future, Republican Gov. Pat McCrory will have to accept the election results and that he lost to Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper. Maybe the governor will then take time to figure why he was one of the few Republicans seeking statewide office unable […]

GOP factions can work together

| December 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

by John Hood, Syndicated columnist and NC SPIN panelist, November 30, 2016. The first time I lived in the nation’s capital, Ronald Reagan was president. The conservatives I knew there were proud of their movement’s accomplishments, in such areas as reforming taxes and challenging the Soviet empire, as well as disappointed by inadequate progress on […]

State Board sets 5 pm Monday deadline for Durham recount

| December 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Dan Way, Carolina Journal, December 2, 2016. The State Board of Elections has set a deadline of 7 p.m. Monday for a machine recount of more than 90,000 disputed ballots that were not tabulated by voting machines on election night. The state board issued its order late Thursday after meeting much of the day with Durham election officials. […]

NC SPIN episode # 944 – Air Date 12/4/2016

| December 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Watch NC SPIN online!  Topics:  New Legislative Elections, And the Governor is…, The 2017 Legislative Session and Tell Us Something We Don’t Know. Panelists: Rufus Edmisten, Former Secretary of State & Attorney General Chris Fitzsimon, Director, NC Policy Watch Becki Gray, John Locke Foundation Bob Orr, Former Supreme Court Justice Tom Campbell, Moderator