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Dec 5, 2016 | US News and World Report

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 | NBC News

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.

Nov 23, 2016 | News and Observer

2004 NC Race May Have Set Precedent For Governor’s Outcome

Governor Pat McCrory has asked for a recount even as election officials are still counting votes and reviewing challenges. With North Carolina’s governor’s race still undecided after two weeks, political observers are taking another look at the disputed 2004 election for state superintendent of public instruction. Andrew Taylor, political science, featured.

Nov 22, 2016 | NBC News

NC Gov. Pat McCrory Files for Recount as Challenger’s Lead Grows

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory has formally requested a statewide recount of votes in his close race with Democratic challenger Roy Cooper, as pressure mounts on the incumbent Republican to concede two weeks after the election. Steve Greene, political science, featured.

Nov 14, 2016

Alumni Achievements, Service Honored at 2016 Evening of Stars

The NC State Alumni Association recently recognized three Humanities and Social Sciences graduates for outstanding achievements and service in their careers, communities and beyond.

Nov 9, 2016 | News and Observer

As NC Goes Red, Wake County Continues Along Its Own Blue Path

If the results hold, Wake County could potentially help North Carolina become the only state that supported a Republican president but elected a Democratic governor. Political experts say McCrory may have fared better in Wake if he hadn’t supported House Bill 2, but “drawn to Trump because of his issues on immigration and trade, or that they’re anti-establishment.” Andy Taylor, political science, featured.

Nov 8, 2016 | CNBC

North Carolina Basks—and Sweats—in Election Spotlight

The 2016 election could hinge on the Tar Heel State, and with the polls now open, the cross currents here can be mind-boggling. Most analysts agree it will be nearly impossible for Trump to win the White House without North Carolina's 15 electoral votes, which Mitt Romney won in 2012. Steve Greene, political science, featured.

Nov 8, 2016 | News and Observer

Nail Biting: North Carolina’s New Norm

North Carolina is one of a small number of states including Florida, Georgia and Virginia that have become such a varied mixture of the new and the traditional Southern that they no longer fit into a neat mold and should probably have their own category. Andy Taylor, political science, featured.

Nov 7, 2016 | News and Observer

Are Trump and Clinton Through Flirting With NC?

North Carolina has been becoming more important in presidential balloting because we are "flippable.” In 2008, Barack Obama beat John McCain by 14,000 votes of 4.3 million cast here, and then lost in 2012 to Mitt Romney by about two percentage points. Steven Greene, political science, featured.

Nov 7, 2016 | Sunday News and Observer

Presidential Campaigns Overshadow NC’s Senate and Governor Races

Want to see NC’s Senate and governor candidates make campaign speeches? Good luck with that. Thanks to North Carolina’s swing state status, the presidential campaigns have overshadowed the major statewide races. Steve Greene, political science, featured.