Category Archives: ELECTION

Dacey to Run for Congress in NC-3

Today, Craven County Commissioner Scott Dacey filed the necessary documents with the Federal Election Commission allowing him to begin accepting contributions in support of his campaign to capture the Republican nomination to serve in the United States House of Representatives from North Carolina’s Third District. Dacey has served as a commissioner since 2010 when he was first elected to represent the citizens of Trent Woods, River Bend and approximately one-third of the City of New Bern. He was reelected in 2014 without opposition. Currently serving as the Vice-Chairman of the Boa…

‘Patsy’ and Jane plan their Inauguration trip!

By Pat Dixon Yes! These two ladies plan to attend the Inauguration in Washington, D.C. on Friday, Jan. 20. Some readers who know me may ask: Who is Patsy? That’s what I was called, when I was growing up in northeastern Pennsylvania. I’m pictured on the left and Jane Wright on the right. I hope you enjoy this series of articles describing our upcoming trip. Two women from a small coastal town here in eastern North Carolina who want to be a small part of history – hoping to share our experiences with readers of The County Compass. If possible, please put all politics aside and enjoy our first story…

Little known facts about the Electoral College

Things they didn’t teach in high school civics! A vote for the Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates named on the ballot is actually a vote for the electors of the Party. Typically, electors are steadfast Party operatives, having held leadership positions or they have been chosen to recognize years of loyal service. Key Electoral College Dates and Events November 8, 2016—Election Day: The voters in each State choose electors to serve in the Electoral College. As soon as election results are final, the States prepare seven original “Certificates of AscertainmentR…

Lawsuit questions Same Day Registration

RALEIGH – The Civitas Center for Law and Freedom – an organization that promotes conservative policies — has filed a federal lawsuit requesting a restraining order against including ballots cast via Same Day Registration (SDR) in the 2016 election. Read the lawsuit here. Francis De Luca, president of Civitas, is the lead Plaintiff in the lawsuit, which names as Defendants the five members who comprise the N.C. State Board of Elections, and the agency’s executive director, Kim Westbrook Strach. In another development Tuesday morning, Gov. Pat McCrory has requested a st…

Elections analyst points to errors in Durham voting

DURHAM – Officials with the McCrory for Governor campaign show no signs of backing down on their assertions that snafus may have occurred during Nov. 8 voting at a large precinct in Durham County. In a press release Wednesday, campaign spokesman Ricky Diaz offered the following assessment: “We are pleased the Durham County Board of Elections decided to move forward with proceedings and hopefully will begin to get answers to the many questions people have. Last night (Tuesday) the State Board of Elections released an affidavit from one of their staff that identified at least six err…

Woman votes from intensive care unit

Mavis Powers votes from her hospital bed, with a gentle assist from her sister, Darnell Smith. NEW BERN — Mavis Powers, 82, who resides in South Creek near Aurora, suffered a stroke and heart attack last Wednesday, Nov. 2 and was admitted to the intensive care unit of CarolinaEast Medical Center. Although Mrs. Powers could talk and communicate, she could not walk, and her condition was not stable enough for her to leave the hospital. On several occasions, she made it clear she wanted to vote – and her family, including sister Darnell Smith, pursued options. Unfortunately, Friday nigh…

THE LETTER Clip this for your scrapbook!

‘October surprise’ from FBI doomed Clinton campaign! Download the letter (PDF) News media, polls upstaged by election results a[rel~="mtli_filesize4055kB"]:after {content:" (405.5 kB)"}…

HERE WE GO!!! Voters cast ballots ‘against’ rather than ‘for’

State assumes new role as pivotal battleground turf Nastiness of Presidential campaign trickles down ballot POLITICAL LANDSCAPE – Once a solid red state, North Carolina has joined the ranks of Florida and Ohio, having become a toss-up in 2016 — good news for Clinton supporters and a nightmare for conservative Republicans. In November of 2008, Obama defeated McCain handily in the Tar Heel State, but four years later ‘establishment’ GOP candidate Mitt Romney reversed the trend – although it was not enough to oust the incumbent Democrat. This time around, many voters have a ne…

Q & A of candidates for Pasquotank Commission reveals differences

On Oct 5, The County Compass co-sponsored a well-attended Candidate Forum in Elizabeth City. Candidates for the At-Large seat on the Pasquotank County Commission did not have sufficient time to answer questions in depth. For this reason, we submitted follow up questions to the incumbent commissioner, Jeff Dixon, and to the challenger, Sean Lavin. In so doing, we trust that this will provide our readers with a side by side comparison – helpful in deciding just who to vote for. The questions were submitted two weeks ago but due to the death of Commissioner Dixon’s mother in law, his answers…

October Surprise! FBI sends letter to Congress reopening Clinton investigation

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