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Tag: 2016 Election Experts

Dec 15, 2016

Republican Lawmakers Scramble to Weaken Incoming NC Gov’s Power

"North Carolina is a microcosm of the divisions in the US electorate, but on steroids: The gap between white voters with and without college degrees is huge, the white to nonwhite gap is huge, and the rural-urban gap is huge," Steven Greene, a political scientist at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, told the Christian Science Monitor. 

Dec 10, 2016

Where Every Vote is Counted, Even Those for Bigfoot

"Elections in America are very resistant to hacking in the broad sense because they are so distributed. When you consider that this is something that happens on a county-by-county basis, if you wanted to mess with the process, it’s very complicated." Steven Greene, political science, featured. 

Dec 6, 2016

New North Carolina Governor to Face Resolute GOP Legislature

Governor-elect Roy Cooper, who will take office after Republican incumbent Pat McCrory finally conceded Monday in their close race, will face an uphill struggle with veto-proof chambers in the state legislature. Steve Greene, political science, featured. 

Dec 5, 2016

NC Governor Pat McCrory Concedes Defeat

North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory conceded Monday that he lost his re-election bid, delivering a valuable consolation prize for Democrats, who lost both the presidential and U.S. Senate race in the Tarheel state. The race represents the only loss for an incumbent governor this year, and experts attribute the anomaly overwhelmingly to HB2, the bathroom bill. "It was a self-inflicted, fatal wound to his re-election," said Steven Greene, a political science professor at NC State University. 

Dec 4, 2016

Will North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory Concede This Week?

Trailing his opponent by over 10,000 votes nearly a month after Election Day, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory could be close to accepting defeat. Steve Greene, political science, featured.