Monday, May 6, 2013
Mark Sandford or Elizabeth Colbert Busch - who will prevail?
The election is tomorrow, North Carolina has not the drama that our neighboring SC Patch has, so we'll be awaiting the results. What's your best argument for Mark Sanford? (http://northcharleston.patch.com/articles/speak-out-why-should-mark-sanford-be-the-next-congressman) Or... What's your best argument for Elizabeth Colbert Busch? (http://northcharleston.patch.com/articles/speak-out-why-should-elizabeth-colbert-busch-be-the-next-congressman)
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
North Carolina residents are among people in more than 30 states petitioning the White House to dissolve the union in the wake of President Obama's re-election.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Residents of North Carolina and more than 30 other states have filed petitions to secede from the United States. Residents of Alabama, South Carolina, Georgia, New York, Michigan, Texas and other states have filed the petitions under the "We The People" program, featured on the White House website, according to the Huffington Post. The North Carolina petition, which launched Nov. 9 and had more than 21,000 signatures Tuesday afternoon, quotes from the Declaration of Independence: "...Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it, and institute new Government..." …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
On November 6th Barack Obama defeated Mitt Romney with 50.3 percent of the popular vote and a surprising 303 electoral votes. Here are the top ten reasons Romney tanked.
60 soldiers from Fort Bragg join the NORTHCOM Response Force.
FORT BRAGG, N.C. – The 82nd Sustainment Brigade deploys approximately 60 Soldiers to Fort Dix, N.J. on Monday in support of a disaster relief mission. The deployment is expected to be up to 30 days. The Sustainment Team will determine the range of sustainment capabilities including mission command, logistics management, distribution and personnel accountability in order to support NORTHCOM’s Response Force to Superstorm Sandy victims. “We are deploying ‘short-notice’ to support the disaster relief efforts up north,” said brigade commander Col. Chris Sharpsten. “I expect our team will provide outstanding mission command to the task force and will generate workable solutions that will enable first responders to accomplish their objectives …
Where his challenger in the presidential campaign promised big increases in military budgets in coming years, Obama has planned almost $500 billion in spending reductions for the military over the next decade, calling it a responsible post-war plan.
President Obama defeated Republican Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election.
President Barack Obama and Vice-President Joe Biden were re-elected Tuesday night, defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney and his vice-presidential running mate Rep. Paul Ryan. NBC News called the presidential election for Obama around 11:15 EST. The president sent a message on Twitter at 10:14 saying simply, "This happened because of you. Thank you." The Obama campaign won the most expensive presidential race ever, with both parties raising about $2.6 billion. The race was filled with negative campaigning on both sides, from President Obama attacking Romney’s business experience with Bain Capital to Romney lambasting Obama’s handling of the economy. The race tightened during the final months of the campaign, with gaffes and surges …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Early Wednesday morning counts for Cumberland County.
Republican John Szoka defeated Democrat Eddie Dees in the N.C. House District 45 race. With all 24 precincts reporting, Szoka had 56.42% with 16,115 votes against Dees' 43.58% with 12,447 votes. U.S. Rep. David Price of Chapel Hill won by a wide margin against Republican challenger Tim D'Annunzio in the 4th Congressional District seat. Unofficial results showed Price: 264,502 votes - D'Annunzio: 90,925 votes. N.C. Rep. Marvin Lucas crushed the re-election Tuesday night to represent District 42 in the House, with 77.4% of the votes over Republican challenger Frank Racz of Fayetteville, finishing with 22.5%. Lucas, a Democrat seeking his seventh term in the General Assembly, tallied 23,070 votes to Racz's 6,705, according to Board of …
Voters in North Carolina on Tuesday cast their ballot for Mitt Romney, giving him the state's 15 Electoral votes.
Mitt Romney won North Carolina’s 15 electoral votes on Tuesday, defeating Democrat Barack Obama with 51%. In the 2008 presidential election, the state voted for Barak Obama. Romney campaigned aggressively, but Obama did not in North Carolina. The state has typically been a Republican stronghold in recent presidential elections. The economy was a key issue for many voters in the state, as was healthcare.
According to unofficial results, with 32% of precincts reporting, he was far ahead of Dalton.
The former mayor of Charlotte ends the 20 year Democratic streak in the Governor's Office late Tuesday evening. Republican Pat McCrory led in early returns with 53.6 percent, to 44.4 percent for Democrat Walter Dalton. McCrory becomes the third Republican to win election as North Carolina's governor in a hundred years.
Will the state be able to declare clear winners tonight?
The cold Tuesday morning temperatures did not keep back early morning voters in Cumberland County at the 77 polling locations. At polling locations at Max Abbott Middle School and at the Kiwanis Recreation Center voters trickled in before heading to work. Given that North Carolina is considered a swing state, early voters turned out in record numbers through Saturday evening. This evening, according to the final poll averages from Real Clear Politics, Mitt Romney had a 3 point lead in North Carolina. President Obama will need 15 Electoral College votes to secure the lead in his favor Another race that locals are watching is for Republican gubernatorial candidate Pat McCrory who had already pulled ahead with early voters over Democrat …