Elections

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    Exposing a voter suppression ‘swindle’

    David Catron writes for the American Spectator about problematic claims of voter suppression. The sound and fury with which the Democrats, the legacy media, and virtue-signaling CEOs greeted Georgia’s new election integrity statute has inevitably included portentous accusations of voter suppression. Peach State Republicans, we are told, are…
    Mitch Kokai, April 15, 2021
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    NYT changes tune on absentee ballot fraud

    Eric Felten explains in a Federalist column that the New York Times has dropped its long-standing concerns about absentee ballots. To pass a law limiting absentee ballots, as Georgia recently did, is no longer to choose a side in a legitimate debate over how to balance ballot integrity…
    Mitch Kokai, April 15, 2021
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    Voter ID and the “disparate impact” sham

    The state superior court this week began hearing arguments in a lawsuit filed to overturn North Carolina’s 2018 voter ID requirement. A cornerstone of the case made by those challenging the voter ID requirement is to taint the ID requirement as “racist” because it disproportionately impacts African Americans. “Black…
    Brian Balfour, April 14, 2021
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    North Carolina’s voter ID law on trial

    The trial phase of Holmes v. Moore, a lawsuit over North Carolina’s voter ID law, began in Raleigh today. It is expected to last about two weeks. North Carolina’s voter ID law allows for a wide variety of photo IDs to be…
    Andy Jackson, April 12, 2021
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    Will Biden get away with Jim Crow lies?

    Michael Barone writes at Real Clear Politics about the president’s latest prevarication. The big lie works — until it doesn’t. The big lie in this case is Joe Biden’s charge that the changes in Georgia election law passed by the majority-Republican legislature and signed by Republican Governor Brian…
    Mitch Kokai, April 12, 2021
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    On signs, state elections board confuses size with function

    What is a billboard? If you said something along the lines of large commercial signs for which businesses or groups pay to place advertisements, you would be wrong, at least in the eyes of the North Carolina State Board of Elections (SBE). The SBE has a small item tucked away…
    Andy Jackson, April 9, 2021
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    Pence could run as ‘heir to Trump’

    Rob Crilly of the Washington Examiner considers former Vice President Mike Pence’s plans for the next presidential election cycle. Aides shrug off questions about 2024, but with a list of advisory board members that reads like backers, former Vice President Mike Pence’s new political group looks like a…
    Mitch Kokai, April 9, 2021
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    Defenders of overly loose voting rules offer poor arguments

    Kevin Williamson of National Review Online rebuts critics of his earlier writing on protecting the democratic process. I don’t normally cite random idiots on Twitter to make a point, but, since my subject is the American voter and the random idiot on Twitter is a pretty good stand-in…
    Mitch Kokai, April 9, 2021