2020 election

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    Biden Approval Abysmal On Multiple Key Issues

    Bad news for President Biden and his team. A new Quinnipiac poll of U.S. adults released this week shows Biden unable to garner majority support for the job he’s doing. Yes, more approve than disapprove, but the president isn’t convincing independents he’s the right person for the job. The…
    Donna Martinez, May 27, 2021
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    Reminder: judge found that NC State Board of Elections violated 14th Amendment

    With NC State Board of Elections Executive Director Karen Brinson Bell’s appearance before the NC Senate Elections and Redistricting committee yesterday, this is a good time to remember that a federal judge found that she had violated the Equal Protection Clause of…
    Andy Jackson, March 24, 2021
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    Civitas Poll: 44% Strongly Disapprove of Joe Biden’s Job Performance

    President Biden has work to do with likely North Carolina voters. The new Civitas Poll shows a majority don’t like the direction of the country, while North Carolinians are split on Mr. Biden’s performance. But take a look at the strong disapproval data. (emphasis is mine) More than half…
    Donna Martinez, March 22, 2021
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    Madison Cawthorn’s district is not gerrymandered

    Scrolling through #ncpol on Twitter this morning, I came across a tweet about Buncombe County Commissioner Jasmine Beach-Ferrara announcing her candidacy for Congress in the 11th District against incumbent Madison Cawthorn. Inevitably, someone posted what I see almost every time a…
    Andy Jackson, March 3, 2021
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    State Elections Board leader falsely claims she didn’t alter election laws in settlement

    NC State Board of Elections (SBE) Executive Director Karen Brinson Bell spoke to the NC House Election Law and Campaign Finance Reform committee yesterday. While the main topics were a review of the 2020 election and her recommendation that municipal elections scheduled for this year be postponed until next year,…
    Andy Jackson, February 25, 2021
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    Rock stars cash in to avoid Biden tax hike

    Bob Dylan. Lindsay Buckingham. Stevie Nicks. Bloomberg Businessweek reports these three are among the rock stars who’ve recently sold rights to their music. Dylan, who’s pushing 80, evidently has said no for years but recently decided to cash in with a $300 million deal. This kind of sale isn’t…
    Donna Martinez, February 25, 2021
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    Guess who will co-chair President Biden’s commission to review the federal courts

    Candidate Joe Biden told CBS News he would appoint a commission to look at the federal court system because they are ‘out of whack.’ He said it wasn’t about court packing, but other things. Now that commission is being assembled, according to politico.com. Will it be partisan in…
    Donna Martinez, February 15, 2021
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    The 6 GOP Senators Who Voted Yes To Impeachment Trial

    Following hours of debate on Tuesday from House prosecutors and defense attorneys representing former President Donald Trump, the U.S. Senate voted 56 – 44 that trying Mr. Trump is constitutional. The 56 votes included six Republican senators. They are: * Bill Cassidy – Louisiana * Susan Collins – Maine *…
    Donna Martinez, February 10, 2021