2020 Election (page 3)

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    Threat of left-wing political violence

    Nathanael Blake of the Federalist highlights a dark undercurrent in the presidential election campaign. The quiet part is becoming very loud. Threats of left-wing political violence if President Trump is reelected have gone from subtext to the plain text. Writing at The Atlantic, Shadi Hamid warns of “mass…
    Mitch Kokai, September 16, 2020
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    Trump banking on pandemic recovery

    David Drucker of the Washington Examiner reports on President Trump’s electoral focus on COVID-19. President Trump is gambling his reelection on “normal,” holding indoor campaign rallies and airing television ads that cast the coronavirus as fading — a message some Republicans worry could backfire amid a pandemic that…
    Mitch Kokai, September 16, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Carolina Journal Online reports on Republican U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis’ attack mode during his first election debate against Democratic challenger Cal Cunningham. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why the voter ID issue presents a test for Gov. Roy Cooper.
    Mitch Kokai, September 16, 2020
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    Americans realize 2020 presidential race could hit their wallets

    David Lesperance emailed this message over the weekend: Dear Mitch: Political pundits used to say that voters didn’t really focus on Presidential elections until after Labor Day. I have to say that this is true this round as it pertains to Wealthy Americans focusing on the future tax policy…
    Mitch Kokai, September 15, 2020
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    Trump’s Supreme Court shortlist praised as welcome addition to presidential politics

    Editors at the Washington Examiner explain why they’re happy to see President Trump name potential Supreme Court nominees for his second term. President Trump has received significant criticism, often justified, for shattering accepted norms of presidential behavior. But occasionally, his willingness to buck tradition has its benefits. His…
    Mitch Kokai, September 15, 2020
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    Gun sales soar in swing states

    Stephen Gutowski and Charles Fain Lehman of the Washington Free Beacon highlight gun sale details in key electoral battlegrounds, including North Carolina. Former mechanic Shawn Shriver bought a storefront about an hour outside Pittsburgh years ago. He created a 400-square-foot gun shop that he runs with his…
    Mitch Kokai, September 15, 2020
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    Trump and the Hispanic vote

    Rich Lowry of National Review Online argues that President Trump is winning over Hispanic voters. Florida senator Rick Scott has an advanced degree in winning Hispanic voters as a Republican. It has buoyed him in all his races, most recently his victory in his 2018 Senate race after…
    Mitch Kokai, September 15, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online about N.C. House Speaker Tim Moore’s criticism of Democratic colleagues who have signed a pledge that appears to support defunding police. The Daily Journal explains why the COVID-19 pandemic should prompt parents and taxpayers to ask questions about who makes N.C.
    Mitch Kokai, September 15, 2020