Corruption

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Rick Henderson reports for Carolina Journal Online on the death of musician Randy Parton, namesake of one of North Carolina’s worst political boondoggles. Donald Bryson’s Daily Journal urges two critical reforms for North Carolina’s Emergency Management Act.
    Mitch Kokai, January 22, 2021
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    Tax preparers’ guilty pleas remind us of previous CJ investigation

    The U.S. Justice Department submits the following news release: Seven Charlotte, North Carolina tax return preparers pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the United States by preparing and filing false tax returns, announced Principal Deputy Assistant General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division, U.S. Attorney R. Andrew…
    Mitch Kokai, January 12, 2021
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    Disinformation about Russian malfeasance

    Rich Lowry of National Review Online documents one of the most disappointing elements of the 2020 election campaign. If there’s one thing that the Hunter Biden laptop episode has proven, it is that former directors of the Central Intelligence Agency aren’t as adept at evaluating evidence as advertised.
    Mitch Kokai, December 16, 2020
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    China’s pandemic disinformation explored

    Jim Geraghty of National Review Online highlights disturbing news about China’s approach to sharing COVID-19 information. Nick Paton Walsh of CNN unveils a fascinating but ultimately frustrating work of journalism based upon 117 pages of leaked documents from the Hubei Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention from…
    Mitch Kokai, December 3, 2020
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    Biden’s win and objective data

    It’s becoming increasingly clear that Joe Biden will occupy the White House in the new year. That doesn’t mean that observers like David Catron of the American Spectator will stop raising questions about Biden’s election victory. During the weeks following November 3rd, innumerable election experts and statistical analysts…
    Mitch Kokai, December 1, 2020
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    Election fraud is too important to leave to conspiracy theorists

    Christopher Bedford of the Federalist worries about legitimate election concerns getting lost in the shadow of high-profile conspiracy theories. There’s a problem here, and it’s more than the tens of millions of dollars hopeful Americans have poured into a legal fight they feel is necessary to securing the…
    Mitch Kokai, November 24, 2020
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    Addressing voter fraud and election bungling

    Christopher Bedford of the Federalist offers Republicans ideas for addressing election-related problems. American elections are a mess. Well more than a week after Election Day, lawsuits abound, lawyers are everywhere, and facts, myths, and partisan propaganda clog our airwaves. While President Donald Trump’s team of lawyers appear to…
    Mitch Kokai, November 17, 2020
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    Trump’s lawsuits could have long-term impact

    Aaron Poynton argues in a Federalist column that President Trump’s election-related lawsuits could produce long-term benefits for the electoral system. President Donald Trump is being labeled a bitter loser. After a close and divided election, lawsuits have been filed in Pennsylvania overextended deadlines and observers, Michigan over lack…
    Mitch Kokai, November 16, 2020