North Carolinians are more likely to approve of Gov. Roy Cooper, want House Bill 2 repealed and Medicaid expanded and disapprove of Donald Trump as president, believing he will be a worse president than Barack Obama, according to a poll released Wednesday by left-leaning Public Policy Polling.
The Coop-O-Meter will track campaign promises made by Gov. Roy Cooper, similar to how PolitiFact has tracked promises made by President Barack Obama and will track Donald Trump’s promises once he is president.
While the Clintons debate whether they will attend and George W. Bush weighs a possible appearance, according to media reports, Carter is the only former U.S. president who has RSVP’d yes to the ceremony.
As of Thursday, a 16-year-old reality show contestant, a church choir and an iconic musical dance group are the only confirmed performers come Jan. 20. A slew of artists, however, have said they will not perform.
Devised in 1787, the purpose of the Electoral College was a compromise to set a balance between those who wanted the popular vote to determine the election and those who didn't want public input. The number of Congress members a state has is how many electoral votes that state gets. The 2016 election is the fifth time that the Electoral College has resulted in a split verdict of one candidate winning the popular vote and the other the electoral vote – the latter being the one that decides the presidency.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Philadelphia Inquirer, citing one Pennsylvania elector, report that some members of the electoral college will have police protection before their vote Monday as their receive enormous pressure to not vote for President-elect Donald Trump
According to a Washington Post/Qualtrics poll, 52 percent of Republicans and 29 percent of the population believes the Republican won the popular vote in addition to his electoral college victory, despite the fact that Democrat Hillary Clinton actually won the popular vote by more than 2.5 million votes.
During a rally Friday night in Orlando, Florida, President-elect Donald Trump derisively referred to former independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin as “Evan McMuffin.” The nickname briefly trended on Twitter, and the conservative former CIA officer fired back with an aggressive comeback.
President-elect Donald Trump said Friday that his supporters were “vicious” and “violent” during the presidential campaign, seemingly contradicting claims he made before the election that the “the safest place on Earth is at a Trump rally.”
While some lawmakers have suggested that the FBI and CIA disagree over the intentions and role of Russia’s hacking in the U.S. presidential election, FBI director James Comey agreed with the CIA’s assesment that Russia intervened to help Republican Donald Trump.
During a press conference at the NC Legislature, state GOP spokesman Dallas Woodhouse interrupted Alan McSurely, attorney with the state NAACP. As McSurely joined Democrats criticizing Republicans for making a power grab in the special session, Woodhouse asked McSurely to explain examples of Democrats cutting Republicans' power in the past.