Elections (page 3)

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Rick Henderson reports for Carolina Journal Online on federal bribery indictments against N.C. Republican Party Chairman Robin Hayes and the state’s largest political donor. John Hood’s Daily Journal highlights evidence of North Carolina’s close partisan split.
    Mitch Kokai, April 3, 2019
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    Columnist calls focus on national popular vote ‘insanity’

    Kelly Sloan writes for the Washington Examiner about the latest attacks on the Electoral College. Abandonment of the Electoral College in favor of the popular vote has become a cause du jour among the Left, ostensibly for reasons of Democratic purity. To be fair, Democrats eponymously maintain a…
    Mitch Kokai, March 28, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on the latest Civitas poll results, featuring N.C. voters’ views on issues such as abortion and the Electoral College. Kristen Blair’s Daily Journal ponders the perils of parents who get too involved in their children’s lives.
    Mitch Kokai, March 28, 2019
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    French contends the system worked in the Mueller probe

    David French of National Review Online reaches a hopeful conclusion about the end of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe. While there are valid criticisms of Mueller’s investigation (my colleague Andy McCarthy has made a number of thoughtful critiques), the bottom-line results were impressive even before he delivered his…
    Mitch Kokai, March 27, 2019
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    Jocks, nerds, and presidents

    Kyle Sammin argues in a Federalist column that Democratic writers considering potential 2020 presidential contenders fail to grasp an important truth. The navel-gazing by some of America’s leading political writers makes sense, because in O’Rourke, Buttigieg, Yang, and others, they are looking at people like themselves. The right…
    Mitch Kokai, March 26, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Carolina Journal Online reports on a recent check of transparency among N.C. county governments. The Daily Journal suggests debate about gerrymandering in North Carolina involves a “Barry Bonds effect.”  …
    Mitch Kokai, March 26, 2019
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    Legislative redistricting leaders defend themselves in The Atlantic

    Two leaders of the N.C. General Assembly’s redistricting work explain their recent actions in The Atlantic. Rep. David Lewis, R-Harnett, leads the House’s redistricting committee, while Sen. Ralph Hise, R-Mitchell, leads his chamber’s corresponding group. “I propose that we draw the maps to give a partisan advantage to 10…
    Mitch Kokai, March 25, 2019
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    Democratic proposals that would require constitutional amendments

    Virginia Kruta of the Daily Caller explains that several proposals from leading Democratic contenders for the 2020 presidential nomination would require major constitutional changes. Democratic 2020 presidential hopefuls have so far proposed or signaled willingness to discuss at least four major policy ideas that would require the U.S.
    Mitch Kokai, March 22, 2019