Elections (page 8)

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    The Smollett hoax and 2020

    Philip Wegmann writes for Real Clear Politics that 2020 presidential contenders should learn lessons from the recent Jussie Smollett hoax. While it made news headlines across the country, the story has already started to recede. Smollett has been removed from the final two episodes of “Empire.” The Russia…
    Mitch Kokai, February 25, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on continuing drama in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District. John Hood’s Daily Journal warns Democrats of the political danger associated with a court ruling throwing out two N.C. constitutional amendments.
    Mitch Kokai, February 25, 2019
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    State elections board orders new election in 9th District

    Carolina Journal’s Dan Way reports on the latest news from the 9th district hearing: The Rev. Mark Harris has thrown in the towel on his hopes of going to Congress. He called for a new election in the 9th U.S. Congressional District as evidence mounted of election fraud in Bladen…
    Anna Manning, February 22, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on the state elections board’s order for a new election in the 9th Congressional District. Jon Sanders’ Daily Journal explains why North Carolina is primed for growth in the number of distilleries.
    Mitch Kokai, February 22, 2019
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    CJ reports: Harris’ son says father ignored warnings about 9th District operative Dowless

    Carolina Journal‘s Dan Way reports: Assistant U.S. Attorney John Harris testified Wednesday he warned his father, Republican U.S. Rep.-elect Rev. Mark Harris, it was unwise to hire Bladen County political operative McCrae Dowless. But his parents shunned his advice. Mark Harris is in a legal skirmish to be seated…
    Anna Manning, February 21, 2019
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    Are Democrats killing the #NeverTrump movement?

    Katelyn Caralle of the Washington Examiner highlights one Republican consultant’s musings about the future of Never Trumpers within the Republican Party. A Republican political strategist said that the Democrats demise in 2020 will be caused by the progressive faction of the party. “Democrats seem to have responded to…
    Mitch Kokai, February 21, 2019
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    Sanders’ latest presidential bid labeled ‘one last grift’

    After reading Kevin Williamson‘s latest National Review Online column, it’s safe to say he isn’t “feeling the Bern.” Bernie Sanders, the antique Brooklyn socialist who represents Vermont in the Senate, is not quite ready to retire to his lakeside dacha and so once again is running for the…
    Mitch Kokai, February 21, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on key developments from the third day of the state elections board’s 9th Congressional District hearing. Kristen Blair’s Daily Journal challenges myths linked to college admissions.
    Mitch Kokai, February 21, 2019