Elections (page 6)

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    2020 Census Problems Could Complicate Redistricting

    Demographer Steven Ruggles has been pointing the problems out for some time (see here and here). He’s quoted in a recent AP report that also notes: Residents did not respond to a multitude of questions about sex, race, Hispanic background, family relationships and age, even when providing…
    Jon Guze, August 9, 2021
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    County Cluster Bill is Impractical and Likely Violates NC Constitution

    Members of the General Assembly will start debating today on the criteria they will use for drawing congressional and state legislative maps. An important part of the process of drawing North Carolina House and Senate districts is a process known as “county clustering.” Now, two NC senators are trying to…
    Andy Jackson, August 9, 2021
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    Buyers’ Remorse: Americans Sour On Biden

    I’ve written previously about Gallup polling data and analysis that shows President Biden is losing the support of the American people. Here are my thoughts on the data from about two weeks ago, followed by a key paragraph excerpted from Gallup: If you’re the president, you’re likely most…
    Donna Martinez, August 9, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    Carolina Journal Online reports on the opening stages of North Carolina’s election redistricting process. Bruce Ashford’s CJ Opinion argues that politics has replaced religion in America.
    Mitch Kokai, August 6, 2021
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    Note to Capitol Broadcasting Company: Madison Cawthorn’s District is not Gerrymandered

    In an editorial attacking 11th District Congressman Madison Cawthorn, the Capitol Broadcasting Company let loose this bit of misinformation: His seat in Congress is the inevitable result of election districts so drastically gerrymandered that the lack of competition leads to candidates who are unexamined, embarrassingly unqualified…
    Andy Jackson, August 3, 2021
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    Law Professor: “almost all [voter fraud] occurs through absentee ballots”

    While doing some research, I came across a 2008 NPR interview with Rick Hansen, then a professor at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles (now at UC Irvine School of Law). Here is his statement on the vulnerability of absentee-by-mail voting to fraud: Well, I certainly…
    Andy Jackson, August 2, 2021
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    California’s Recall Election As ‘America’s Final Warning’

    Mike Cargile writes at the American Thinker about the significance of California’s gubernatorial recall election. On September 14, Californians of all political persuasions will answer two questions on their ballot: 1) Do you want to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom? 2) Whom do you want to replace him? The…
    Mitch Kokai, August 2, 2021
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    Biden Administration Trying to Lock in 2020 Voting Rules

    Margot Cleveland of the Federalist explores the impact of recent actions from the Biden Justice Department. [T]he U.S. Department of Justice issued two “guidance documents” purportedly “to ensure states fully comply with federal laws regarding election.” Those documents, however, really represent the Biden administration’s latest attempt to squelch…
    Mitch Kokai, July 30, 2021