2022 Election

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    Democrats’ Swing-State Troubles Mount

    Katherine Doyle of the Washington Examiner focuses on the potential electoral impact of President Biden’s tanking poll numbers. President Joe Biden is facing a downturn with voters that could hurt Democrats in electoral races and collapse the party’s congressional majority in the midterm elections, according to pollsters and…
    Mitch Kokai, September 23, 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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    CNN Analyst Cites Poll that Should ‘Terrify’ Democrats

    Chris Cillizza of CNN is no right-winger. That’s why it’s interesting to read his take on new polling data involving President Biden. It’s the rare poll that makes an entire party sit up and take notice. The new Iowa poll is one of those polls. Just 31% of…
    Mitch Kokai, September 22, 2021
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    Beto O’Rourke Aims to Be Biggest Loser

    Andrew Stiles of the Washington Free Beacon chronicles the latest political calculations from a losing Texas Democrat. “I’m just born to be in it,” failed Senate candidate Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke told Vanity Fair before he announced his failed campaign for president in 2019. He dropped out a…
    Mitch Kokai, September 22, 2021
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    Newsom Wins Battle, Critics Still at War

    Jordan Davidson writes for the Federalist about the long-term impact of California’s gubernatorial recall election. Frustrated California voters may have lost the battle to recall Democrat Gov. Gavin Newsom on Sept. 14, but the war to unseat him in 2022 is just beginning. Multiple outlets officially called the…
    Mitch Kokai, September 16, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    Dallas Woodhouse reports for Carolina Journal Online on the latest round of election redistricting hearings. One CJ Opinion highlights Democratic contradictions in their responses to a bill targeting public school indoctrination. Joshua Peters’ CJ Opinion explains why tellers of history should not be judges.  …
    Mitch Kokai, September 14, 2021
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    General Assembly Should Appropriate Election Security Funds

    A Republican election official and a Democratic election official have asked the General Assembly to release election security funds that Congress has already appropriated for North Carolina (Charlotte Observer): Fortunately, federal funds under the bipartisan 2020 Help America Vote Act (HAVA)…
    Andy Jackson, September 10, 2021
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    Biden’s Approval Dropping in Key Locations

    John Fund writes at National Review Online about bad news for Democrats contemplating 2022 midterms. Everyone knows that President Biden’s national approval numbers have skidded downward in the wake of the Afghan debacle. But if those numbers continue to be weak, what does that portend for the 2022…
    Mitch Kokai, September 10, 2021