Elections (page 2)

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    Details for Wednesday, September 15 Redistricting Hearings

    I had previously posted that the General Assembly is hosting redistricting in Winston-Salem and Elizabeth City on Tuesday, September 14. The General Assembly is also hosting two redistricting hearings on Wednesday, September 15 in Rocky Mount and Durham. Here are the details: Rocky Mount Time: 5:00…
    Andy Jackson, September 13, 2021
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    Locke’d and Loaded: Democrats Seek to Overturn 2018 Voter ID Amendment in North Carolina

    Four Democrat justices on the North Carolina Supreme Court could become the “Usurper Four” if they manage to remove two of their colleagues from a case involving constitutional amendments that were approved in 2018.
    Mitch Kokai, September 13, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    Carolina Journal Online reports on the state Supreme Court’s decision to allow some felons to vote in upcoming elections. John Hood’s CJ Opinion asks what’s more democratic than an election.
    Mitch Kokai, September 13, 2021
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    General Assembly Should Appropriate Election Security Funds

    A Republican election official and a Democratic election official have asked the General Assembly to release election security funds that Congress has already appropriated for North Carolina (Charlotte Observer): Fortunately, federal funds under the bipartisan 2020 Help America Vote Act (HAVA)…
    Andy Jackson, September 10, 2021
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    Biden’s Approval Dropping in Key Locations

    John Fund writes at National Review Online about bad news for Democrats contemplating 2022 midterms. Everyone knows that President Biden’s national approval numbers have skidded downward in the wake of the Afghan debacle. But if those numbers continue to be weak, what does that portend for the 2022…
    Mitch Kokai, September 10, 2021
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    Next Redistricting Hearings in Winston-Salem, Elizabeth City on September 14

    The first redistricting hearing for North Carolina legislative and congressional districts was held on August 8 in Caldwell County. The General Assembly has posted audio of that meeting. Here are details for the next two joint House Redistricting Committee and Senate Redistricting and Elections Committee hearings,…
    Andy Jackson, September 9, 2021
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    The Age Question and U.S. Presidents

    Tevi Troy explores the history of American presidents facing questions about their advanced age. President Biden’s strange and somewhat disconnected performance in the wake of the disaster in Afghanistan has once again raised questions about his age. He is both the oldest president elected as well as the…
    Mitch Kokai, September 9, 2021
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    Michigan’s ‘Independent’ Redistricting Group Features Partisan Bias

    Collin Anderson of the Washington Free Beacon documents a problem with Michigan’s so-called “independent” redistricting commission. A self-described “independent” commissioner tasked with redrawing Michigan’s political districts donated to left-wing causes and spoke at a local “progressive Democratic” group’s general meeting. Attorney Rebecca Szetela, who applied in Oct. 2019…
    Mitch Kokai, September 9, 2021