Elections

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    Carolina Journal reports: Elections board recommends possible prosecution of Democratic Rep. Moore

    Carolina Journal’s Dan Way reports: State elections officials referred four-term state Rep. Rodney Moore, D-Mecklenburg, for investigation and possible prosecution, saying there was “clear and convincing evidence” he failed to report more than $141,000 in election campaign receipts and expenditures. The nine-member Bipartisan State Board of Elections and Ethics…
    Anna Manning, October 18, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Will Rierson reports for Carolina Journal Online on a Hometown Debate focusing on a proposed state constitutional amendment to lower the cap on North Carolina’s income tax rate. John Trump’s Daily Journal explains why suggestions to strengthen libel laws amount to efforts to stifle free speech.
    Mitch Kokai, October 18, 2018
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    Hurricane relief session may mark only temporary break from partisan fights

    Carolina Journal’s Dan Way reports: Gov. Roy Cooper signed into law the $793 million Hurricane Florence Disaster Recovery Act on Tuesday, Oct. 16, following unanimous legislative passage. An N.C. State University political science professor says not to expect the good vibrations to last. “We see these things fairly frequently,…
    Anna Manning, October 17, 2018
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    York highlights potential GOP midterm pickups

    Byron York of the Washington Examiner focuses on a handful of cases in which Republicans have good chances of flipping Democratic seats in November. It’s been noted a million times that Democrats need to pick up 23 seats to take control of the House of Representatives in next…
    Mitch Kokai, October 17, 2018
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    Dems look ahead to 2020

    Jay Cost of National Review Online looks past the midterm elections and focuses on the next process of nominating a Democratic presidential candidate. In three weeks and two days, the jockeying for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination will begin. That will probably be an out-and-out circus. Over the…
    Mitch Kokai, October 16, 2018
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    Get Informed About North Carolina’s Judicial Races

    North Carolinians will be voting on four statewide judicial races in November: one seat on the North Carolina Supreme Court and three seats on the North Carolina Court of Appeals. You’ll find the official candidate profiles and ballot order for each race here in the state’s official guide. In addition,…
    Donna Martinez, October 15, 2018
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    Questioning predictions of a ‘blue wave’

    Paul Crookston reports for the Washington Free Beacon on a recent forecast of midterm election results, including assessments of a potential “blue wave.” Experts argued against the notion that polls show Democrats already in position for a historic wave in November’s midterm elections at the American Enterprise Institute’s…
    Mitch Kokai, October 12, 2018
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    More Trump judicial nominees

    Kevin Daley of the Daily Caller writes that President Trump is taking no breaks from judicial appointments. President Donald Trump announced his eighteenth wave of judicial nominees Wednesday night, just four days after the Senate confirmed Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. Wednesday’s nominees include two…
    Mitch Kokai, October 12, 2018