Democrats Cal Cunningham and Terry Van Duyn have already announced their 2020 campaign for NC Lieutenant Governor. The current Lieutenant Governor, Republican Dan Forest, is expected to run for Governor in 2020 against Roy Cooper.
Despite a criminal record and financial troubles, McCrae Dowless became a player in Bladen County politics. Now he is involved in the absentee ballots election scandal in North Carolina’s 9th district.
Voter ID probably would not have changed the outcome of the 9th Congressional District election involving Mark Harris because the issue appears to stem from people collecting ballots, and not casting them.
Investigators want to learn whether political operators illegally harvested absentee ballots in Bladen and neighboring Robeson County, leading to a fraud investigation that has the 9th District congressional race in limbo.
The State Board of Education took Carver Heights Elementary School away from Wayne County Public Schools to be in the Innovative School District. But board members hope to return the school to Wayne County, which has a turnaround plan.
The investigation into voting irregularities in the 2018 election in Bladen County is, at least, fifth elections case since 2010 in the rural eastern North Carolina county facing questions in 9th District race.
The North Carolina House Committee on School Safety is recommending requiring all students to learn about civic responsibility and how to treat life-threatening bleeding. The group avoided discussing issues such as access to guns.
A bill requiring North Carolina voters show photo identification before casting ballots at the polls beginning next year won final approval in the state Senate. The voter ID bill now goes to Gov. Roy Cooper.