State and Local Elections Coverage

LGBT Battle Underscores the Powerlessness of Being Governor in North Carolina

The real power lies with the state’s increasingly conservative legislature, which may be hurting Gov. Pat McCrory’s chances of re-election in November.

Handicapping the 2016 State Legislative Races

Near rock bottom in state chambers, Democrats are hoping to capitalize on a presidential year.

A History of Insurgent Candidates' Impact on Down-Ballot Races

Top-of-the-ticket insurgents like Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders often show little interest in helping other like-minded candidates win lower offices.