Elections (page 9)

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    Shocker! Automatic voter registration leads to illegal ballots

    Joe Schoffstall of the Washington Free Beacon reports on the disturbing, but unsurprising, results of a misguided policy in Illinois. A watchdog group has requested records from the Illinois State Board of Elections after 574 noncitizens were added to its voter rolls, allowing some of them to vote…
    Mitch Kokai, January 28, 2020
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    Snapshot of the Day: 2020 Election as Brand Marketing

    Fascinating piece written by Fortune’s Geoff Colvin that looks at candidates as brands and assesses the relative strengths and weaknesses of the 2020 presidential field in two categories: brand strength and brand stature. Why did virtually every top pollster and pundit get the 2016 election screamingly wrong? On…
    Donna Martinez, January 24, 2020
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    Democratic senators stuck in D.C. rather than campaigning in Iowa

    David Drucker of the Washington Examiner focuses on the U.S. Senate’s Democratic presidential candidates. The Democratic primary contenders stuck in Washington for the impeachment trial of President Trump denied frustration with being forced to stay off the campaign trail as the Feb. 3 Iowa caucuses approach. Sens. Amy…
    Mitch Kokai, January 24, 2020
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    Becki Gray Discusses Budgets, Medicaid, and Elections with WUNC’s Jeff Tiberii

    JLF’s Becki Gray continues with her regular appearances on North Carolina Public Radio WUNC with host Jeff Tiberii. In her latest appearance, Becki joined Rob Schofield from the N.C. Justice Center. In the episode, Tiberii asked his guests about the budget impasse, the possibility of Medicaid expansion, and new voting…
    Brenee Goforth, January 22, 2020
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    Taking the NYT to task for failing to make a choice

    Alexandra DeSanctis of National Review Online pans the New York Times‘ presidential election endorsement. Imagine how self-important you’d have to be as an institution to decide that the public so craves your political advice and opinion that you need to air an hour-long program dedicated to sharing your…
    Mitch Kokai, January 22, 2020
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    You can’t make it up: Warren wonders how Americans could vote for a liar

    Tristan Justice writes for the Federalist about an interesting statement from a top-tier Democratic presidential candidate. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren struggled to understand Sunday how the American people could ever support a presidential candidate with a checkered history of telling the truth. “How could the American people want…
    Mitch Kokai, January 21, 2020
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    Bloomberg’s ‘corporate takeover’ of the Democratic Party

    David Drucker of the Washington Examiner explores former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s approach to winning the Democratic presidential nomination. Mike Bloomberg is using his vast personal fortune to commandeer the Democratic Party, discarding tradition and ignoring the party establishment in an unorthodox bid to capture the…
    Mitch Kokai, January 21, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online about arguments over links between school spending and student performance. John Hood’s Daily Journal warns that partisan battles will extend beyond just the suburbs in North Carolina this year.
    Mitch Kokai, January 20, 2020