Jan 27, 2017 | WRAL News
Politicians Turn to Social Media: No Filter, No Follow-Ups
Social media can help leaders connect with constituents. It also allows them to put out their points unchallenged. In a well-functioning democracy, it is essential that public servants are responsive to the people, and the media in some cases, is the representative of the people. Steve Greene, political science, featured.
Dec 6, 2016 | NBC News
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 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 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 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 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.
Nov 7, 2016 | CNN
Who Are North Carolina’s Voters?
North Carolina's geography is as diverse as its residents, and the state's electoral importance has never been so important. Steve Greene, political science, featured.
Oct 28, 2016 | WRAL News
Supreme Court Spending ‘All About Redistricting’
"Redistricting is the difference between having three Democrats from North Carolina in Congress and six or seven," said Steve Greene, a political science professor at NC State University, pointing to the recent swing in North Carolina's political fortune.
Oct 24, 2016 | Politico
In North Carolina, Moderates Have Their Pitchforks Out
Many people across the state’s political spectrum are disappointed in a governor who ran as a moderate and then spent four years approving the Republican legislature’s hard-right policies. By damaging three things North Carolinians care about most—their national image as a progressive southern state, their ability to attract business and their beloved college basketball—HB2 stoked anger many former McCrory supporters have felt for years. Steve Greene, political science, featured.