2020 Election

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    Locke President: Forced Recusal of 2 GOP Justices Would Set Alarming Precedent

    The will of the people and the credibility of North Carolina’s Supreme Court are hanging in the balance. In a piece published by the News & Observer, Locke President Donald Bryson sounds the alarm and urges prudence when it comes to what is a clearly political move by the…
    Donna Martinez, October 12, 2021
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    CNN: Independents Have Turned On Biden

    Harry Enten, Senior Data Reporter for CNN, analyzes a slew of polling data that shows Biden is shedding supporters bigtime. For Independents, it’s a stark and clear case of buyers’ remorse. First CNN takes the obligatory shot at Trump, but then comes the terrible data for Biden (emphasis is…
    Donna Martinez, October 11, 2021
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    Could Recent Indictment Linked To Russian Collusion Story Have Impact In North Carolina?

    She’s Locke’d & Loaded. Locke CEO Amy Cooke looks at the recent indictment of Michael Sussmann. She reminds us to keep our eyes on Democrat operatives working right here in North Carolina.
    Donna Martinez, October 11, 2021
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    Black Voters To Biden: No Thanks, Joe

    Joe Biden has big political problems. Why? Because Americans are watching his actions and policy choices, and more and more aren’t liking what they see. Poll after poll is showing Biden tanking. Whether it’s stunning disapproval numbers for the president in the key state of Iowa, the dizzying…
    Donna Martinez, September 22, 2021
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    Mischief-Makers

    Perkins Coie is a powerful, Democrat-affiliated law firm. Perkins Coie led the national effort to eliminate protections against fraud and ballot harvesting in last year’s election, and Perkins Coie engineered a settlement that did just that in North Carolina. Overwhelming bi-partisan majorities in the General Assembly had approved special Covid rules…
    Jon Guze, September 17, 2021
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    National Poll: Just 41% Approve of Biden’s Performance In Office

    Policy choices have consequences, and President Joe Biden is now way underwater with registered voters in this country. Here are the topline numbers from Suffolk University/USA Today.  More than six out of 10 — 62% — say the country is on the wrong track. A…
    Donna Martinez, August 25, 2021
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    How to Search Campaign Finance Reports in North Carolina

    Now that the first campaign finance reports of the year have been submitted to the North Carolina State Board of Elections (SBE), how does one find political action committee (PAC) and candidate reports for local and state elections? There is a simple process for finding where the campaign committees you…
    Jim Stirling, August 10, 2021
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    Buyers’ Remorse: Americans Sour On Biden

    I’ve written previously about Gallup polling data and analysis that shows President Biden is losing the support of the American people. Here are my thoughts on the data from about two weeks ago, followed by a key paragraph excerpted from Gallup: If you’re the president, you’re likely most…
    Donna Martinez, August 9, 2021