Elections (page 6)

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    GOP experts prepare for Democratic Senate takeover

    David Drucker of the Washington Examiner reports on fears among Republicans about control of the U.S. Senate in 2021. The prognosis for the Republican Senate majority is dire, as well-funded Democratic challengers put red states in play and GOP incumbents feel dragged down by President Trump’s faltering reelection…
    Mitch Kokai, October 15, 2020
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    Whitehouse’s dark-money double standard

    Collin Anderson of the Washington Free Beacon cites an inconvenient fact about U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (of “Web of Denial” infamy). Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D., R.I.) on Tuesday savaged conservative dark-money groups, citing the work of a left-wing group funded by dark money in his attacks. In…
    Mitch Kokai, October 15, 2020
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    An electoral shift among Cuban-Americans?

    John Loftus writes for National Review Online about an interesting electoral development within a key demographic. In the 2012 election, Barack Obama won 71 percent of the Hispanic vote, helping him seal victory over Mitt Romney. Democrats and the media subsequently predicted that Obama’s capture of Hispanics —…
    Mitch Kokai, October 15, 2020
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    Voting lines spark cries of suppression

    Tobias Hoonhout reports for National Review Online on an interesting response to voting lines in Georgia. Footage showing long lines of enthusiastic early voters in a Georgia county drew predictable cries of “voter suppression” from Democrats and Twitter pundits, while election experts said such allegations were baseless and…
    Mitch Kokai, October 15, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online on the history of separation-of-powers disputes in North Carolina. A second report highlights a federal judge’s decision to block N.C. absentee ballots that lack a witness’s signature. John Trump’s Daily Journal explains that North Carolinians are unlikely to get back…
    Mitch Kokai, October 15, 2020
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    Looking beyond the high-profile races

    Stella Morabito of the Federalist reminds us about the importance of down-ballot races during this election. Americans ought to be thinking a lot harder about their local, down-ballot races. This year, more than any other in recent memory, we got a bitter taste of the power of local…
    Mitch Kokai, October 14, 2020
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    GOP hopes Supreme Court nomination will help at the polls

    James Antle of the Washington Examiner highlights Republicans’ hopes for a political boost from the confirmation hearings surrounding Judge Amy Coney Barrett. Republicans are hopeful that this week’s confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett will help them turn the page on President Trump’s coronavirus diagnosis…
    Mitch Kokai, October 14, 2020
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    Yes, a Biden administration would lead to higher taxes

    Joseph Sullivan writes for National Review Online about the potential impact of a Joe Biden administration on tax burdens. No one can doubt that Joe Biden plans to raise taxes on households earning over $400,000. The question is how the Biden-Harris tax plan, if implemented, would affect households…
    Mitch Kokai, October 14, 2020