“We should honor one Republican hero, Patrick McHenry, R-10th District, who said that his vote was based on the Constitution. Thank you, Congressman McHenry.”
“If it was truly perceived as an emergency, then I think we would be doing more and talking about it more,” says Asheville City Council member Kim Roney, who was elected in November on a platform that included a local Green New Deal and rapid renewable energy deployment.
“So, the only conclusion that I can come to is that those who have objected are aiding and abetting the lies.”
At a Jan. 29 meeting of the Council of Independent Business Owners, Cawthorn told attendees that his goal is to divert as much federal spending to the region as possible to get residents back to work.
As of Jan. 21, more than half a million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine had been distributed throughout the state, although supplies remain far lower than demand.
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.
Xpress contributor Mark Barrett unpacks the surprisingly static results to emerge from a politically tumultuous year in Western North Carolina.
As of Oct. 27, over 3.4 million votes had been cast across the state through mail-in and in-person early voting, according to the nonprofit Civitas Institute’s VoteTracker. Those watching the election say they haven’t yet seen anything out of the ordinary thus far — but they’re leaving as little as possible to chance.
More Buncombe County voters — 81,887, or 41.79% of all eligible residents — took part in the primary elections that wrapped up March 3 than in any previous primary in the county’s history. Xpress outlines the winners and losers for levels of elected office from president to Asheville City Council.
“Obama will develop a significant case of heartburn realizing that his legacy is about go down the tube with a suddenly weakened candidate unable to deliver Obama’s de facto third term.”
After today, the campaigning stops: No more phone calls. No more mailers. No more motorcades. But before the polls close and the election season ends, here’s a look back at those campaign stumps in Asheville, N.C., through Storify. (photos by Caitlin Byrd)
On Tuesday, Oct. 2, Vice President Joe Biden spoke to a crowd of almost 2,000 in UNCA’s Justice Center as part of a grassroots event. His speech focused on differences between President Obama and Mitt Romney, education, the middle class, taxes, the economy and more. This is his sixth trip to the Tarheel state this year. These are the photos from the Oct. 2 event. (All photos by Xpress reporter Caitlin Byrd)
Follow live Twitter coverage of Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign visit at UNCA.