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View Diary: North Carolina Results Analysis: In Narrow Loss, NC Shows it is a Legitimately Purple Swing State (111 comments)

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  •  Same old story, with the same old ending (1+ / 0-)
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    The fact is that all 3 branches of NC state government will now be in Republican hands as the result of this election. A big part of that was due to gerrymandering by the Rep. legislature (my vote in elections all the way from Congress down to town council has been effectively nullified by redistricting), but that string of corruption scandals (let's not forget former Speaker Jim Black) really did cripple the Dems. It didn't help that the national Dem party didn't seem to care about any of the downlevel races -- just the top of the ticket. Next election we're almost sure to have a voter ID law in place, and probably see other voter suppression tactics as well. At  the moment it really looks to me that NC has been quietly written off.

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