Elections (page 6)

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    AOC and hypocrisy

    David French of National Review Online highlights the inconvenient truth for the Democratic Party’s new star. In one of her many viral social-media moments, freshman Democratic congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio last month played a so-called “corruption game,” grilling witnesses at a House Oversight Committee hearing about the influence of…
    Mitch Kokai, March 8, 2019
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    AOC in the poky?

    Andrew Kerr of the Daily Caller details a potential legal problem for U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her chief of staff Saikat Chakrabarti obtained majority control of Justice Democrats PAC in December 2017, according to archived copies of the group’s website, and the two…
    Mitch Kokai, March 6, 2019
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    The latest from CJ: Filing begins in 9th District race; general election set Sept. 10

    Carolina Journal‘s Dan Way reports: It’s unusual to have two open congressional seats simultaneously up for special elections, but elections board Executive Director Kim Strach said having different schedules would not be a logistical problem for staff, and because the districts have no county overlap. The Rev. Mark Harris,…
    Anna Manning, March 5, 2019
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    African-American voters and the GOP

    Haris Alic of the Washington Free Beacon reports an interesting Republican electoral strategy. The Republican National Committee is making a concerted effort to court African-American voters ahead of the 2020 presidential election. The decision reflects a growing list of accomplishments President Donald Trump can credibly point to in…
    Mitch Kokai, March 5, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on dates set for North Carolina’s new 9th Congressional District election. The Daily Journal reminds us that freedom — not socialism — points the way toward better economic outcomes.  …
    Mitch Kokai, March 5, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    The N.C. state elections board ordered a new election in the 9th Congressional District after a four-day hearing into absentee ballot irregularities. Rick Henderson discusses the board’s actions during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jon Sanders shares his research into North Carolina’s extensive alcohol regulations.
    Mitch Kokai, March 1, 2019
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    Democrats avoid the word ‘reparations’

    Pete Kasperowicz of the Washington Examiner analyzes recent comments from likely 2020 Democratic presidential contenders. Some Democrats running for the White House in 2020 have made it clear they support some form of program to make amends to black Americans for more than 200 years of slavery. But…
    Mitch Kokai, February 28, 2019
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    Colorado helping to kill the Electoral College

    Whitney Tipton reports for the Daily Caller on the latest state that’s joined an effort to bypass the Electoral College. Colorado would bring the number of states who have joined the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (NPVIC) to 12, plus the District of Columbia. The NPVIC represents a…
    Mitch Kokai, February 28, 2019