Elections


NC's Moore v. Harper case could "upend democracy" if the conservative-dominated Supreme Court gives states legislatures unchecked power over federal elections, some advocates say. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
What You Should Know About Moore v. Harper, the NC Court Case That Could ‘Upend Democracy’

The Moore v. Harper ruling will have serious electoral and political implications on both the state and federal levels, as well as decide whether state lawmakers should have total control over election rules–without any checks or balances.

This April 28, 2021, file photo shows the US Capitol building in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
We May Not Know Who Controls the US House and Senate for a Few Days—or Even Weeks

Control of the two chambers of Congress will come down to mail ballots that are still being counted in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, and Oregon—and possibly a December Senate run-off election in Georgia.

Harini Krishnan, left, of California, and Ananya Karchru, right, of Connecticut, wait for results at an election-night gathering for Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Cheri Beasley at a hotel in Raleigh, N.C., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)
4 Things We Think About the North Carolina Election

It was a good night to be a Republican. But there are bright spots for the left-leaning North Carolinian.

North Carolina Republican Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson speaks at a Senate Education Committee hearing on Wednesday, July 14, 2021. Robinson and other far-right Republican leaders have been at the forefront of conservative culture war politics at the local school board level. (AP Photo/Bryan Anderson)
The Far Right’s Culture War Is Hitting Home in North Carolina School Board Races

There are candidates who want to to something about real school issues like school bus shortages and school funding. You just have to sort through the fringe far right candidates to find them.

Democratic Justice Sam Ervin IV is one of the candidates running for two crucial seats on the NC Supreme Court this year. In this 2014 file photo, Ervin speaks during a state Supreme Court forum in Raleigh. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
‘We Don’t Wear Different Colored Robes’: NC Supreme Court Justice Sam Ervin Talks Partisanship and the Courts

Sam Ervin IV is one of the two Democrats running in one of the biggest judicial elections in generations.

Sandy Smith, Republican candidate for U.S. House District 1 from North Carolina, speaks to the crowd at former President Donald Trump's rally Friday, Sept. 23, 2022, in Wilmington, N.C. (AP Photo/Chris Seward)
5 Things To Know About Embattled NC Congressional Candidate Sandy Smith

The eastern North Carolina candidate has former President Trump’s endorsement, but she’s been dogged by controversy.

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Cheri Beasley speaks during a campaign appearance in Durham, N.C., on Monday, Aug. 29, 2022. (AP Photo/Hannah Schoenbaum)
No, Cheri Beasley Does Not Want to Raise Taxes on the Middle Class

An ad by conservative backers of Ted Budd misrepresents Beasley’s position and gives a misleading take on the Inflation Reduction Act.