Elections (page 4)

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    Comparison to Hillary looks less than ideal for Biden

    David Harsanyi writes at National Review Online that Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is underperforming his 2016 predecessor. On October 20, 2016: Hillary Clinton was up 6.8 in the RealClearPolitics average in Pennsylvania. Today, Biden is up 3.8. (that race only tightened to 2.1 in the last week…
    Mitch Kokai, October 22, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Rick Henderson reports for Carolina Journal Online on an unusual U.S. Court of Appeals ruling that could bring the Supreme Court into North Carolina’s election rules battle. John Trump’s Daily Journal laments the long-term impact of Gov. Roy Cooper’s economic lockdowns.
    Mitch Kokai, October 22, 2020
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    Trump deviates from the campaign script

    David Drucker of the Washington Examiner reports on President Trump’s approach toward the final days of the 2020 election campaign. President Trump entered the campaign’s two final weeks downplaying the coronavirus and mocking White House pandemic adviser Anthony Fauci even as aides insisted his closing message against Democratic…
    Mitch Kokai, October 21, 2020
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    Biden’s policy toward Taiwan faces fire

    Jack Beyrer of the Washington Free Beacon reports criticism of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s stance toward Taiwan. Former vice president Joe Biden’s willingness to abandon the Trump administration’s efforts to strengthen Taiwan could create major problems in the region and bolster China, defense experts say. “I don’t…
    Mitch Kokai, October 21, 2020
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    Media outlets protect the Biden campaign

    Rich Lowry of National Review Online describes a “protection racket” for the Democratic presidential nominee. Joe Biden is the most cosseted presidential candidate in memory. He’s run a minimalist campaign that’s avoided the press as much as possible, while the press hasn’t been braying for more access and…
    Mitch Kokai, October 21, 2020
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    The difference between acceptable absentee voting and objectionable ‘mail-in ballots’

    Robert Verbruggen of National Review Online highlights the problems linked to universal “mail-in balloting.” Trump has a line he’s been using about the dangers of mail-in voting: The problem isn’t absentee ballots that voters request specifically; the problem is in the nine states (plus D.C.) sending “unsolicited” ballots…
    Mitch Kokai, October 21, 2020
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    Most Pollsters Say Trump Will Lose. Not This One. Here’s Why.

    Why is it that one pollster — the Trafalgar Group — is bucking the polling conventional wisdom and predicting a Trump win? Rich Lowrey of National Review sat down with founder Robert Cahaly to find out. First, the nuts and bolts of the poll. “I don’t believe in long…
    Donna Martinez, October 20, 2020
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    The Constitution’s role in sorting through electoral confusion

    Ryan Williams and Kevin Roberts write for the Federalist about their efforts to “game out” the 2020 election. There is no shortage of polls or pundits predicting the outcome of the 2020 presidential election. But “outcomes” include more than simply election results. Who is gaming out how America—and…
    Mitch Kokai, October 20, 2020