2020 Election

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    The most important elections bill in the General Assembly this year is not an elections bill

    I wrote last week on Senate Bill 326, which includes several important reforms to North Carolina’s election laws, including: Stoping the privatization of election funding Requiring absentee ballots to be returned by election day Providing funding to help people get voter IDs…
    Andy Jackson, March 29, 2021
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    Reminder: judge found that NC State Board of Elections violated 14th Amendment

    With NC State Board of Elections Executive Director Karen Brinson Bell’s appearance before the NC Senate Elections and Redistricting committee yesterday, this is a good time to remember that a federal judge found that she had violated the Equal Protection Clause of…
    Andy Jackson, March 24, 2021
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    Civitas Poll: 44% Strongly Disapprove of Joe Biden’s Job Performance

    President Biden has work to do with likely North Carolina voters. The new Civitas Poll shows a majority don’t like the direction of the country, while North Carolinians are split on Mr. Biden’s performance. But take a look at the strong disapproval data. (emphasis is mine) More than half…
    Donna Martinez, March 22, 2021
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    Courts punt on final election challenge

    Bob Anderson writes for the Federalist about a final verdict in the legal battles surrounding the 2020 presidential election. On Monday, without comment, the Supreme Court ended the last of the 2020 election cases, rejecting Trump v. Wisconsin Election Commission in a one-line order. It was a quiet…
    Mitch Kokai, March 12, 2021
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    Poll: Biden’s approval at 49%

    From Rasmussen’s daily presidential tracking poll: The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll, Sponsored by SLANTEDfrom Sharyl Attkisson, for Thursday shows that 49% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Biden’s job performance. Forty-eight percent (48%) disapprove. The latest figures include 33% who…
    Donna Martinez, March 4, 2021
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    Poll: Biden Disapproval Grows

    Rasmussen’s daily presidential tracking poll shows President Biden is already losing ground when it comes to the trend for strong disapproval (see chart below). Here are the toppling results for Friday. The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll, Sponsored by SLANTEDfrom Sharyl…
    Donna Martinez, February 26, 2021
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    State Elections Board leader falsely claims she didn’t alter election laws in settlement

    NC State Board of Elections (SBE) Executive Director Karen Brinson Bell spoke to the NC House Election Law and Campaign Finance Reform committee yesterday. While the main topics were a review of the 2020 election and her recommendation that municipal elections scheduled for this year be postponed until next year,…
    Andy Jackson, February 25, 2021
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    Rock stars cash in to avoid Biden tax hike

    Bob Dylan. Lindsay Buckingham. Stevie Nicks. Bloomberg Businessweek reports these three are among the rock stars who’ve recently sold rights to their music. Dylan, who’s pushing 80, evidently has said no for years but recently decided to cash in with a $300 million deal. This kind of sale isn’t…
    Donna Martinez, February 25, 2021