Good news, for now:
Gov's office confirms DMV move vote has been taken off agenda for Tuesday's Council of State meeting. Says they heard concerns and "requested that the item be taken off the Council of State agenda to give more time to discuss its impact." #ncga #ncpol #wral #Ncdmv
— WRAL Gov't Coverage (@NCCapitol) February 5, 2019
Not sure whose bright idea this was, but you don't just casually uproot hundreds of workers if you're being thoughtful.
— NC Team Trump (@TeamTrumpNC) February 4, 2019
Okay, LaWana may be a couple sandwiches shy of a picnic, but Trump is full-on, bat-shit crazy. Just thought I would clarify that.
“When you know better, you must do better” @amyrbrown12_amy
Hard to believe it’s been 5 years since the Dan River coal ash spill and coal ash still remains in unlined pits near waterways around the state. The people of NC deserve better @NC_Governor @NCDEQ #ncpol https://t.co/B8NcDKosjX
— Molly McKinley (@molly_mckinley) February 4, 2019
I second this emotion.
"The most dangerous place in Washington is between @RepMarkMeadows and a media camera" - Robert Pittenger
TFW errbody hates you, even *Pittenger*https://t.co/gX52KQHSRF#ncpol #avlgov #avlnews pic.twitter.com/9Abm2T3p84
— Sean (@RavenRavinoff) February 4, 2019
Never thought I'd catch myself admiring Pittenger, but that is one of the funniest things I've seen in a while.
— Becki Gray (@beckigray) February 4, 2019
She misspelled "deceive."
— Rep. Kyle Hall (@KyleHallNC) February 4, 2019
Yeesh. Dude is two years younger than me. Wait, did I say that outloud? What I meant to say was, "Wishing him a fast recovery," or something along those lines that normal people say.
Bill filed by Democratic Rep. Kelly Alexander (@TheNCRep) today would move #SilentSam to a Confederate cemetery. @SenatorBerger told me last week he wants to leave statue decision to UNC Board of Governors: https://t.co/0vv6SaQjm8 #ncpol #ncga pic.twitter.com/JMXImxiJ99
— Colin Campbell (@RaleighReporter) February 5, 2019
If Berger really wanted to leave those decisions up to local leaders, he wouldn't have pushed that stupid monument relocation bill. Talk about government overreach, it doesn't get much worse than that.
— N.C. Coastal Fed (@NCCoastalFed) February 4, 2019
Kakistocracy, on steroids...
a team from @wral went door to door in a precinct in Bladen County to talk w/ voters who had requested absentee ballots but they weren't recorded as returned. A fascinating insight into the ongoing investigation into what happened in #NC09 https://t.co/vLdfJPcHo8 #NCPOL
— Jonathan Kappler (@jonathankappler) February 5, 2019
Evelyn Cain is 89 and legally blind. She’s lived near downtown Bladenboro since just after World War II and says she hasn’t missed an election since. State records show Cain has voted by mail repeatedly over the years.
But last November, her vote went uncounted. Her absentee ballot is one of roughly 3,400 that state records show as requested but not returned in last year's 9th Congressional District general election.
Eight of the 13 people in Bladenboro 2 who said someone suggested they request an absentee ballot also said they never received that ballot, including Wendy Smith.
Smith said she requested ballots for herself, her son and her daughter after Dowless, whom she’s known for a long time, pulled up to her driveway. Smith is Deaver's mother. Both said their ballots never arrived.
"We lose mail here," Smith said.
Kassie Fores said she requested a ballot for herself and her husband, Roy, at Dowless' request, after she ran into him at a Dollar General store. At their home in Bladenboro, the couple said they never got anything in the mail.
Which brings up another issue: In a lot of rural areas, mail is delivered (and picked up) by part-time contract workers, and not actual Postal employees. It would come as absolutely no surprise to find out Dowless was paying them, too.
On that worrisome note, here's your Onion:
— The Onion (@TheOnion) February 3, 2019
I like a man who can Get Things Done.