State Politics

Elections 2016

Cooper’s rally an isolated 2016 celebration for state Democrats

Governor-elect Roy Cooper hosted a victory rally Tuesday night, a chance for hundreds of Democrats to celebrate a rare and long-delayed victory in an otherwise grim year for their party.

Politics & Government

North Carolina’s Hurricane Matthew recovery effort is set to get big boost from Congress

The federal legislation is known as a “stopgap” budget measure, designed to avoid a government shutdown and give President-elect Donald Trump enough time to negotiate with Republicans in control of both the U.S. House and Senate. North Carolina stands to see nearly $300 million through the continuing resolution budget legislation in immediate Hurricane Matthew disaster recovery assistance.

Elections 2016

Roy Cooper thanks supporters at victory rally

VIDEO: Governor-elect Roy Cooper thanks supporters during a victory rally Tuesday evening, Dec. 6, 2016 at the McKimmon Center in Raleigh, N.C. Cooper, a Democrat and the state’s attorney general, had a lead of 10,293 votes over Gov. Pat McCrory in nearly final election tallies on the State Board of Elections website Monday evening.

State Politics

Durham recount set to finish by Monday deadline

The recount of about 94,000 ballots in Durham County should be finished well before the 7 p.m. Monday deadline, officials said Sunday as the tabulations were in full swing. The Durham County Board of Elections hired more than 50 locals and brought in extra vote-counting machines to help speed the recount, which began Saturday afternoon after emergency meetings held by both the county board and the state board of elections that tackled controversial election issues around the state.

Videos

Roy Cooper thanks supporters at victory rally

VIDEO: Governor-elect Roy Cooper thanks supporters during a victory rally Tuesday evening, Dec. 6, 2016 at the McKimmon Center in Raleigh, N.C. Cooper, a Democrat and the state’s attorney general, had a lead of 10,293 votes over Gov. Pat McCrory in nearly final election tallies on the State Board of Elections website Monday evening.
Travis Long tlong@newsobserver.com
Roy Cooper thanks supporters at victory rally 13:19

Roy Cooper thanks supporters at victory rally

Trump's White House 1:59

Trump's White House

McCrory: 'It's inefficient, it's not work-suitable and it's ugly' 1:47

McCrory: 'It's inefficient, it's not work-suitable and it's ugly'

Governor McCrory concedes race to Roy Cooper 2:18

Governor McCrory concedes race to Roy Cooper