Stories tagged: "election 2020"


President-elect Joe Biden introduces his nominees and appointees to key national security and foreign policy posts at The Queen theater, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Biden Wants To Quickly Get His Cabinet Through. But the GOP Isn’t Talking Right Now.

Biden called on the Senate for a “prompt hearing” on his Cabinet picks after inauguration, but the president-elect likely faces a fight.

Two Transylvania County commissioners Page Lemel and Mike Hawkins were soundly defeated in this fall's election after breaking rank with President Trump and the Republican Party. (Image via Lemel and Hawkins' campaign page)
‘I’d Do It Again in a Heartbeat’: Two NC Republicans Talk Losing Their Elections After Spurning Trump

Ex-NC Republicans Page Lemel and Mike Hawkins on their rejection of Trump, and whether or not it cost them re-election.

Chief Justice Cheri Beasley (center) of the NC Supreme Court, with her Republican challenger Paul Newby beside her. (Photo from Beasley campaign).
Every Vote Counts: NC’s Chief Justice Race Is Down to the Wire

At times, the race between Cheri Beasley and Paul Newby has been separated by just a handful of votes as the state tallies absentee ballots.

President Donald Trump participates in a Veterans Day wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020. Most credible news outlets have called the election for Democrat Joe Biden, but Trump has refused to concede. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Advice for Trump: Here’s How I Learned to Lose Gracefully

Making a teachable moment out of President Trump’s refusal to accept defeat in the 2020 election.

Democrat Ricky Hurtado was the lone member of his party to win a contested race in deeply-red Alamance County. What does that mean for NC Latino voters?
What Ricky Hurtado’s Big Win in Alamance County Means for NC Latinos

A longtime NC advocate for Latino residents says the state is reckoning with a powerful new bloc of voters that could change party politics.

President Donald Trump has refused to allow the transition of power to begin, sparking concerns about national security. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
National Security Officials Are Sounding the Alarm About Trump’s Refusal to Concede

"The [9/11] commission also concluded that avoiding future disruptions in transitions was deeply in the national interest.”

Lawmakers and legislative employees watch the crowd grow outside of the North Carolina Legislative Building on May 16, 2018 in Raleigh, NC, as educators gathered to protest education funding shortfalls. The 2020 election was a major disappointment for many who led those protests. (Photo by Sara D. Davis/Getty Images)
The Search for Silver Linings in a Disastrous Election for NC Educators

A Charlotte educator explains why the 2020 election in NC was such a crushing defeat for many teachers, and offers at least one silver lining.