Elections (page 3)

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    Four More Years?

    The honeymoon is over for Joe Biden. The man who ran as the unifier, the man with character, the nice guy who wouldn’t send out mean tweets, the foreign-policy expert who would restore America’s place in the world, has been revealed as the hard-hearted president who left Americans and Afghan…
    Donna Martinez, September 7, 2021
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    North Carolina Redistricting: Democracy North Carolina

    While the budget negations between the North Carolina House and Senate may still be ongoing, the redistricting process continues to be on the minds both of election activists and the media. With such state and even national interest in North Carolina’s redistricting process, the Civitas Center for Public Integrity is…
    Jim Stirling, September 3, 2021
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    Appeals Court Blocks Reinstatement of Voting Rights for Felons Serving Probation or Parole

    I wrote about two weeks ago that a three-judge panel in Wake Superior Court struck down the law granting convicted felons voting rights after they completed probation or parole on a 2-1 vote. The North Carolina Court of Appeals stayed that decision today, meaning that voter…
    Andy Jackson, September 3, 2021
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    Details for First Redistricting Hearing on September 8

    Here are the details for the first redistricting committee hearing on September 8 in Caldwell County: DAY & DATE: Wednesday, September 8, 2021 TIME:  6:00 PM LOCATION: Caldwell County Community College and Technical Institute, Broyhill Center, 1913 Hickory Blvd., Lenoir, NC 28645 Destin Hall (R – Caldwell), chair of the…
    Andy Jackson, September 2, 2021
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    General Assembly Announces Redistricting Hearing Schedule

    The General Assembly announced that they will host 13 public hearings as part of the redistricting process. Here is the hearing schedule: Wednesday, September 8 Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute, 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 14 Forsyth Technical Community College, 4:00 p.m. Elizabeth City State University, 5:00…
    Andy Jackson, September 1, 2021
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    Biden, Dems Depend on Voters with Short Memories

    Naomi Lim of the Washington Examiner reports on the potential electoral impact of the botched Afghanistan withdrawal. As the family and friends of the U.S. service members in Afghanistan look forward to embracing their loved ones again, President Joe Biden is bracing for the political fallout of his…
    Mitch Kokai, September 1, 2021
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    Trump’s Re-Election Prospects Evaluated

    Tevi Troy scours political history books to get a sense of President Trump’s prospects for re-election after his close loss in 2020. Will Donald Trump run for the White House again in 2024? The possibility looks likely to roil Washington over the next few years—complicating life for other…
    Mitch Kokai, August 31, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    Carolina Journal Online reports that the N.C. Supreme Court hears oral arguments today in a case challenging the state’s voter ID and tax-cap constitutional amendments. The latest CJ Opinion examines a pair of court cases that explore just how closely a public charter school is tied to state…
    Mitch Kokai, August 31, 2021