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Professor Asher Hildebrand on NC’s Governor’s Race and What it Means for Biden, Vanity Fair

Professor Asher Hildebrand argues in Vanity Fair that, “If Democrats don’t hold onto the governorship and cut into the GOP’s supermajority in the legislature, it’s going to be a dire situation, far more dire than anything that we’ve seen in the state.’” The NC 2024 governor’s race is described as a “crucial test” for Democrats against a potentially extremist legislature. Hildebrand reflects that Obama’s win made many believe that North Carolina was “trending irrevocably in the direction of Democrats.” However, he asserts that “it’s [now] pretty evident that demographics is not destiny, or that if it is destiny, it’s happening at a much slower pace than many had hoped at the time.”

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