2022 Election

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    What is actually in the so-called “voter suppression” bills

    There has been a lot of (often heated) discussion around three election-related bills that are advancing. If we are going to talk about these bills, it behooves us to know what is actually in them. Here we go. S326: Election Day Integrity Act. Section 1 moves…
    Andy Jackson, June 16, 2021
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    Has Trump Changed the Senate Race? Carolina Journal’s Donna King Talks Trump On WPTF

    When former President Donald Trump endorsed Rep. Ted Budd in the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Richard Burr, it was unexpected until shortly before the announcement, when the Budd campaign got the word. Three GOP candidates – Budd, former Gov. Pat McCrory, and former…
    Donna Martinez, June 15, 2021
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    Great Info: Andy Jackson’s Update on Election Integrity Bills Moving Through The Legislature

    Locke’s Andy Jackson has been at the General Assembly this week, testifying about several bills that would impact North Carolina’s election rules as we seek to ensure free and fair elections. We know that election integrity is a huge issue in our state. A Civitas Poll from March showed a…
    Donna Martinez, June 11, 2021
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    Foreign Billionaire Funds Group That Decries Billionaires Buying Elections

    Matthew Foldi of the Washington Free Beacon highlights an example of irony in the national election redistricting debate. A liberal redistricting group funded largely through secretive donations by a Swiss billionaire is hitting the airwaves with a well-funded ad campaign attacking the “billionaires buying our elections.” The new…
    Mitch Kokai, June 11, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    Dallas Woodhouse reports for Carolina Journal Online about former President Donald Trump’s endorsement of Congressman Ted Budd in North Carolina’s 2022 U.S. Senate race. John Hood’s CJ Opinion explains that North Carolinians remain fiscal conservatives.
    Mitch Kokai, June 7, 2021
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    Elections Director Wants To Delay All Municipal Elections. Why?

    State Board of Elections Executive Director Karen Brinson Bell is urging the General Assembly to give municipalities the ability to delay their local elections. But, as Locke’s Andy Jackson explains, lawmakers have a better solution to Brinson Bell’s concern about Census Bureau data. Their solution is one that doesn’t threaten…
    Donna Martinez, June 3, 2021
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    National Republicans Promote S.C. Sen. Scott

    Emily Brooks of the Washington Examiner highlights a new national Republican effort to promote South Carolina’s Sen. Tim Scott. The Republican National Committee is launching a seven-figure ad featuring Sen. Tim Scott, marking an aggressive strategy to combat President Joe Biden’s agenda during a non-election year and demonstrating…
    Mitch Kokai, June 2, 2021
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    Quinnipiac Poll Compared Trump & Cheney Ratings. Here’s What They Found.

    Fascinating data from the latest Quinnipiac poll of U.S. adults. Check out the numbers: So, former President Trump has higher favorable ratings than Never-Trump Congresswoman Liz Cheney of Wyoming: it’s 37% for Trump and 29% for Cheney. However, Trump’s unfavorable numbers are higher than Cheney’s: it’s 57% unfavorable…
    Donna Martinez, May 27, 2021