Elections (page 2)

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    Delving into interesting Electoral College facts

    Jon Hall of the American Thinker points out some interesting facts about 2016 electoral math. In January of 2017, the Federal Election Commission reported that in the 2016 general election Mrs. Clinton received 65,853,516 votes and Mr. Trump received 62,984,825 votes. Clinton therefore beat Trump by 2,868,691 popular…
    Mitch Kokai, February 11, 2019
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    French labels Democrats’ campaign finance proposal ‘astoundingly’ anti-constitutional

    David French of National Review Online highlights fundamental flaws in congressional Democrats’ latest campaign finance legislation. House Democrats are holding hearings on a monstrous, 571-page election- and campaign-finance-reform bill called the “For the People Act of 2019.” I can think of other, more accurate, names — like the…
    Mitch Kokai, February 8, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    With 2020 primary elections moved up from May to March, candidates are already lining up for key N.C. statewide elections. Rick Henderson analyzes early candidate filings for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jordan Roberts explains why Medicaid expansion still represents a bad deal for North…
    Mitch Kokai, February 8, 2019
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    A bad idea designed to protect politicians

    Alex Baiocco takes aim in the Washington Examiner at a proposal on Capitol Hill dubbed H.R. 1. It would establish new rules governing what people can say about Congress. (Thanks, Nancy Pelosi!) What if members of Congress told you the only way to preserve democracy in America was…
    Mitch Kokai, February 7, 2019
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    Questions media should ask Democratic presidential hopefuls

    David Harsanyi of the Federalist wants to help national media outlets do a better job vetting potential Democratic presidential candidates. Until now, the media’s questioning of Democratic Party presidential hopefuls has often been expectedly obsequious and misleading. Questions typically come in two forms: 1) “Just how evil is…
    Mitch Kokai, February 6, 2019
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    Panning Democrats’ 2020 campaign announcements

    Larry Weitzner writes for the Washington Examiner about what he sees as a common theme among Democrats’ recent presidential campaign announcements. Elizabeth Warren drank a Michelob Ultra on Instagram. Kirsten Gillibrand and Kamala Harris released forgettable, platitude-laden web videos and appeared on extra-safe, extra-boring talk shows. Beto O’Rourke…
    Mitch Kokai, February 6, 2019
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    National Review columnist throws his hat into the ring … sort of

    Jay Cost of National Review Online explains why he plans to run for president. I hereby announce my candidacy for president* on the following platform: I pledge never to presume that I could speak for 325 million people. I pledge to act according to the belief that Congress…
    Mitch Kokai, February 5, 2019
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    Trump’s impact on 2020

    Larry Alton explains for the American Thinker that President Trump has changed the presidential campaign process. Donald Trump has shown that he’s perfectly willing to break political rules and carve his own path. For the most part, this strategy has proven successful. So while they may not admit…
    Mitch Kokai, February 4, 2019