Elections (page 7)

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    Biden Targets ‘Trump Country’ Voters

    Christian Datoc of the Washington Examiner reports on the Biden political team’s electoral strategy. President Joe Biden’s domestic travel schedule appears to have two clear goals in mind: ginning up support for his infrastructure and economic proposals while boosting Democrats’ electoral chances heading into the 2022 midterm elections.
    Mitch Kokai, July 30, 2021
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    Transparency in Redistricting is Good Policy and Staves Off Lawsuits

    I have previously noted that the General Assembly should require transparency (along with clear standards) in the redistricting process this fall. Perhaps unsurprisingly, transparency in the redistricting process helps stave off lawsuits. That is the conclusion of a working paper by Professor…
    Andy Jackson, July 29, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    David Bass reports for Carolina Journal Online on congressional action that could hurt public charter schools. Ray Nothstine’s CJ Opinion asks whether the 2022 midterm elections will resemble 1994’s Republican tidal wave.
    Mitch Kokai, July 29, 2021
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    Big Labor Spends Big on Elections, Hides Details

    Patrick Hauf of the Washington Free Beacon highlights an interesting new report related to 2020 election spending. Unions hid tens of millions of dollars in political spending during the 2020 election cycle as part of a nearly $1.8 billion campaign to boost Democrats. A study from the National…
    Mitch Kokai, July 28, 2021
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    Suppressing Election Concerns Leads to Danger

    Margot Cleveland of the Federalist takes aim at Democrats’ campaign to limit discussion of 2020 voting irregularities. Three different presidential elections and four different presidential candidates all claimed the man inaugurated commander-in-chief stole the election. Yet while tolerating claims that Clinton [in 2016] and Gore [in 2000] actually…
    Mitch Kokai, July 27, 2021
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    Texas Democrat Demonstrates Absurdity of Voter ID Complaints

    Joseph Simonson of the Washington Free Beacon highlights an inconvenient fact for one voter ID opponent. One of the Texas Democrats who fled the state to protest a GOP-backed voter ID bill promoted an event that required park cleanup volunteers to provide multiple proofs of identification—standards the lawmakers…
    Mitch Kokai, July 22, 2021
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    NC group seeks a “full forensic audit” of 2020 election

    A coalition of conservative and election integrity groups, NC-Election, have started a petition drive to get the North Carolina General Assembly to fund a “full forensic audit of the 2020 general election.” They are seeking to get 100,000 online signatures by August…
    Andy Jackson, July 19, 2021
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    Democrats Ramp Up Attacks on Supreme Court

    Nicholas Rowan of the Washington Examiner reports on Democratic criticism of a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling. When the Supreme Court concluded its most recent term by upholding two controversial Arizona voting laws, Democrats vowed to override the 6-3 decision that split the court’s conservatives and liberals along…
    Mitch Kokai, July 15, 2021