Elections

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online that an ABC warehouse contractor cited in a recent state audit faced a nearly $8 million federal fine in 2015. The Daily Journal explains why a key argument against a proposed state constitutional amendment assumes massive tax hikes in the state’s…
    Mitch Kokai, August 16, 2018
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    Pelosi’s last stand

    Andrew Malcolm explains in his latest McClatchy column why the 2018 midterm might represent the last best chance for Nancy Pelosi to return to power in the U.S. House. This November’s election is likely the last chance Nancy Pelosi has to become the first former House speaker to…
    Mitch Kokai, August 15, 2018
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    Burning down the GOP establishment

    Jay Cost of National Review Online explains why he rejects the idea some disgruntled Republicans have espoused to allow their party to crumble to the ground. During the 2016 presidential campaign, I was right there with many of these Never Trumpers. I even voted for McMullin in the…
    Mitch Kokai, August 14, 2018
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    Pelosi damages Democrats

    John Fund explains at National Review Online how former U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi hurts her Democratic Party’s chances of retaking control of the House. Will Democrats pull an “October Surprise” this year and announce that the highly polarizing Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco won’t be their candidate…
    Mitch Kokai, August 14, 2018
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    Daily Journal: WFU’s Jury Sunshine Project a valuable resource for informing voters

    John Trump writes for Carolina Journal’s Daily Journal that the information is out there, and it’s incumbent on local newspaper reporters and editors, as well as radio and online outlets, to help people get that information. This is important to remember during the upcoming election season, and its up…
    Anna Manning, August 10, 2018
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    CJ Reports: Supreme Court Candidate Anglin Says He’ll Drop Out If He Loses In Court

    The latest on legal wrangling related to North Carolina’s November ballot, reported by Carolina Journal’s Dan Way: State Supreme Court candidate Chris Anglin has offered to withdraw from the race if the courts don’t restore his affiliation as a Republican to the Nov. 6 general election ballot. Anglin hand-delivered a…
    Donna Martinez, August 9, 2018
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    York ponders Obama’s absence

    Byron York of the Washington Examiner reports on former President Barack Obama’s relatively low-key approach to the 2018 elections. “Join me on Team ’18,” former President Barack Obama wrote in a recent fundraising email from his old political group, Organizing for America. “Every election, every ballot measure, every…
    Mitch Kokai, August 9, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on a Wake County judge’s decision to send two constitutional amendment lawsuits to a three-judge panel. John Hood’s Daily Journal highlights the political diversity of N.C. voters.
    Mitch Kokai, August 8, 2018