Excerpt From: News & Observer. Written By: Craig Jarvis.
While Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper is expected to clash with the Republican-controlled General Assembly over the next several months, he has two other political challenges:
Most of the state is Pat McCrory territory, geographically speaking. North Carolina is becoming increasingly difficult to govern because it is split into two halves comprised of different characteristics divided along geographic, racial, education and income lines.
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That’s the analysis of county voting results in the November election by Joseph Keefer, a Chapel Hill consultant who does quantitative research.