Elections (page 5)

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    N.C. Appeals Court Upholds State’s Firing of Former Charlotte Council Candidate

    A unanimous three-judge panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals has upheld the dismissal of former Charlotte City Council candidate Eric Erickson from his state government job. Erickson was working as a probation and parole officer in the N.C. Department of Public Safety while running for city council in…
    Mitch Kokai, August 17, 2021
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    Looking at the National Redistricting Picture

    Sarah Westwood of the Washington Examiner explores the redistricting process as it will play out across the country. Population data released Thursday by the Census Bureau will guide complex efforts around the country to draw new congressional districts through a process that, in many states, is likely to…
    Mitch Kokai, August 17, 2021
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    Holder Won’t Let COVID Stop His Push for Democrats’ Election Goals

    Tom Tillison writes at Biz Pac Review about former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s response to the latest COVID scare. The left-wing ideologue who once said “when they go low, we kick them,” the man who protected Barack Obama’s backside as the former president’s attorney general, is calling…
    Mitch Kokai, August 16, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    John Trump reports for Carolina Journal Online on the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on UNC-dependent Chapel Hill. John Hood’s CJ Opinion explains why everyone favors limits on democracy.
    Mitch Kokai, August 16, 2021
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    This Chart Scares The Biden White House

    Notice you’re paying more for gas, among other things? I have. Axios reports the Biden political machine is worried the president will be blamed. The Biden White House increasingly views rising gasoline prices as a source of potential political peril — and is now asking some of the world’s…
    Donna Martinez, August 12, 2021
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    IN BOX: Stacey Abrams, Dem Groups Attack Free Mobile ID Service As “Anti-Voter and Anti-Democratic”

    Sen. Leader Phil Berger’s office issued the following press release at midday Wednesday. INSANITY: Stacey Abrams, Dem Groups Attack Free Mobile ID Service As “Anti-Voter and Anti-Democratic” Proposed NC budget allocates $5 million for a van to drive to people’s homes to give…
    Donna Martinez, August 11, 2021
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    Democrats’ Congressional Campaign Leader Sports Poor Record on Police

    Matthew Foldi of the Washington Free Beacon highlights an inconvenient fact for congressional Democrats. House Democrats are heading into the 2022 election cycle with a campaign chairman who has a long track record of backing the left-wing policies that experts blame for the rise in crime across the…
    Mitch Kokai, August 11, 2021
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    Testimony to Joint Redistricting Committee on Redistricting Criteria

    Below is my prepared testimony at a joint meeting of the North Carolina House and Senate Redistricting Committees this morning: Senators and Representatives: Redistricting in North Carolina is already restrained by the North Carolina Constitution, the US Constitution, the Voting Rights Act, and related court cases. As the General Assembly…
    Andy Jackson, August 10, 2021