Elections (page 3)

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    Election Confusion: Changing the Rules Midway

    North Carolina is in the middle of an election that has been characterized by fear and confusion. One major source of the confusion for voters is guidance given by the state Board of Elections after voting had already begun which changed rules for absentee ballots. This guidance was the…
    Brenee Goforth, October 23, 2020
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    Martin Center column explores election’s potential impact on higher education

    Anthony Hennen of the Martin Center explores the 2020 election’s likely effects on federal higher education policy. Though the 2020 election has focused on COVID-19 and the economy, higher ed has still gotten some attention. But only one party has a plan to transform college in their image. The…
    Mitch Kokai, October 23, 2020
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    Panning Biden’s favorite economist

    Nihal Krishan of the Washington Examiner highlights the track record of an economist who influences Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. In making the case that he would improve on President Trump’s policies, Joe Biden likes to cite forecasts from economist Mark Zandi that show that his platform would…
    Mitch Kokai, October 23, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online what N.C. voters are likely to learn about final election results on Nov. 3. Terry Stoops’ Daily Journal examines N.C. public school enrollment losses.
    Mitch Kokai, October 23, 2020
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    North Carolina is a focus of teacher union political spending

    The incomparable Mike Antonucci outlines National Education Association and American Federation for Teachers spending on the 2020 elections. As of Sept. 30, the NEA Advocacy Fund had spent $13.6 million of its $21.5 million war chest. The money went to ad buys, donations to other super PACS and independent…
    Terry Stoops, October 22, 2020
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    Trump stands out for what he hasn’t done

    Mollie Hemingway of the Federalist points to one form or inaction from President Trump as a key reason to support his re-election. Foreign leaders across the world have treated the coronavirus as an opportunity for unprecedented power grabs. China and South Korea track their citizens digitally. Israel suspended…
    Mitch Kokai, October 22, 2020
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    Rebutting the notion of Biden as centrist

    James Antle of the Washington Examiner probes a key element of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s appeal. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s new openness to liberal priorities such as eliminating the legislative filibuster and packing the Supreme Court raise fresh questions about how durable his centrism and institutionalism…
    Mitch Kokai, October 22, 2020
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    A media ‘information suppression complex’

    Editors at the Washington Free Beacon lament mainstream media outlets’ disinterest in a scandal involving the Democratic presidential nominee and his son. If you needed evidence that “Russian disinformation” has become a catchall term for anything that undermines the Democratic Party’s electoral prospects, look no further than the…
    Mitch Kokai, October 22, 2020