Elections

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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    In more than a quarter century of exposing N.C. government boondoggles, Carolina Journal has highlighted some major turkeys. Rick Henderson discusses two of them — the Randy Parton Theatre and the Global TransPark — during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops analyzes the latest…
    Mitch Kokai, September 22, 2017
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    Washington Examiner column exposes major gap in ‘efficiency gap’

    Ray Wallin explains in a Washington Examiner column why the efficiency gap fails to live up to its billing as a mathematically precise tool for determining whether an election map is “too partisan.” The efficiency gap plays a critical role in the Gill v. Whitford redistricting case from…
    Mitch Kokai, September 21, 2017
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    Think You Know What’s Going On With NC Voter Registration? Maybe. Or Maybe Not.

    Which of these statements accurately reflects the state of voter registration in North Carolina? In September, the GOP officially became the third-largest group of registered voters in North Carolina, as the number of unaffiliated voters surpassed Republican registration for the first time. In September, the North Carolina Republican Party…
    Donna Martinez, September 20, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on reaction from judges and lawyers to a plan for judicial redistricting in North Carolina. John Hood’s Daily Journal places recent developments in N.C. voter registration in the proper perspective.
    Mitch Kokai, September 20, 2017
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Hurricane Harvey’s damage to Houston-area gas pipeline operations helped bump up gas prices in North Carolina. State officials invoked the state price gouging law. Roy Cordato explains in the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio why that law creates more problems than it solves. Katherine Restrepo…
    Mitch Kokai, September 15, 2017
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    Socialists don’t like paying the bill?

    Jack Crowe of the Daily Caller reports on lingering campaign debts linked to Bernie Sanders’ 2016 presidential run. Democratic Sen. Bernie Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign currently owes a disputed $450,000 to the various municipalities the Vermont lawmaker visited throughout the race. Sanders’ campaign has reportedly failed to make…
    Mitch Kokai, September 14, 2017
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    Clinton’s role in keeping Dems down

    James Antle of the Washington Examiner probes the Democratic Party’s Hillary Clinton problem. Former President Barack Obama isn’t the only past Democratic leader who refuses to ride off into the sunset. Hillary Clinton reemerges Tuesday with a new book explaining yet again her loss in the 2016 presidential…
    Mitch Kokai, September 13, 2017
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    Clinton’s glaring omission

    Peter Hasson of the Daily Caller highlights one key story you won’t read in Hillary Clinton’s campaign memoir. Hillary Clinton’s 450-page book attempting to excuse her failed 2016 presidential campaign, “What Happened,” conveniently ignores one of the election’s biggest scandals: then-Democratic National Committee chair Donna Brazile’s leaking of…
    Mitch Kokai, September 13, 2017