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UPDATED: Cawthorn challenges election results before, after Capitol riots
Madison Cawthorn, Western North Carolina’s congressional representative, was among the more than 50 representatives and eight senators, all Republicans, who issued a formal challenge Jan. 6 to certifying the Electoral College victory of President-elect Joe Biden over incumbent President Donald Trump. Shortly after that action, a rioting crowd of Trump supporters broke into the Capitol.
In 2020, readers sounded off about politics, COVID-19, race and more
“What issues did Xpress readers feel passionate enough about to write letters to the editor or commentaries during a year that promises to go down in history?”
Dramatic year in politics creates few shifts in power
Xpress contributor Mark Barrett unpacks the surprisingly static results to emerge from a politically tumultuous year in Western North Carolina.
Letter: Take the time for a hand recount
“With this unusual high-absentee ballot election and with large opportunities for fraud — every effort must be made to assure voters of election integrity.”
Letter: Three little words
“Saw Cawthorn’s three-word comment on winning Meadows’ seat.”
Letter: A vision for Madison Cawthorn
“Madison can choose to follow his idol’s path, fanning the flames of hatred, or he can lead by listening, respecting and working for us all.”
How will Asheville’s new Council approach old priorities?
As newly elected Asheville City Council members Sandra Kilgore, Sage Turner and Kim Roney embark on a new chapter of civic leadership following a close race, they inherit controversial priorities from the outgoing Council that will likely dominate the first few months of their term.
Letter: Lee would bring good qualities to Asheville City Council
“He weighs complex issues carefully, listens to all voices and makes clear decisions.”
U.S. House race gets expensive
The money faucet is open in the race to represent Western North Carolina’s 11th Congressional District. Republican candidate Madison Cawthorn has raised more than Democratic candidate Moe Davis, but Cawthorn’s campaign has also spent heavily to bring those dollars in. As of Sept. 30, Davis had more cash on hand than his opponent.
Letter: Wells cares deeply about our community
“In today’s deeply weird political climate, we need people who unify us, who listen to people and who act for the greatest good.”
Letter: It’s time to defund Edwards
“His current signature bleat is to defund Asheville government because it is trying to make policing more accountable, transparent and effective.”
Letter: Alumni who don’t support Cawthorn
“As a Patrick Henry College alumnus and Army veteran, I can tell you that this is not the character of a leader or of a representative.”
Letter: Davis offers multiple contradictions
“Moe Davis has repeatedly told people to ‘look at his record.’ Let’s do just that.”
Letter: Elect honest, experienced, expert leaders in Buncombe County
“Honest, experienced and expert leaders can soon run the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners when we elect Robert Pressley — candidate for chair; Glenda Weinert — District 1; Anthony Penland — District 2; Joe Belcher — District 3!”
Letter: Wells offers the middle way for sustainable growth
“I like the way she integrates issues like growth, conservation, farming and economics in a way that can allow this county to grow sustainably.”
Letter: Vote for candidates who will fight for WNC residents
“We don’t want elected officials who are going to serve or give allegiance to campaign donors, corporate lobbyists, the whims and fancies of people they admire, their friends in high places or political bosses.”
Letter: Wells has insight into city and country needs
“With her intelligence, energy and something so rare these days — true integrity — she will serve Buncombe County well.”
Letter: Cawthorn, the Sarah Palin of WNC?
“Cawthorn has GQ good looks; a high-energy personality; and the 25-year-old has already gaffed his way to unwanted national attention with cringeworthy comments.”
Letter: Edney will support Medicaid expansion
“Sam will support Gov. Cooper’s efforts to expand Medicaid.”
Letter: Urge leaders to defend our democracy
“Send a message asking for every vote to be counted to every elected official you can think of.”