election 2020

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    On Justice Paul Newby’s Victory

    A joint statement from John Locke Foundation and Civitas Institute December 12, 2020 RALEIGH – In November, North Carolinians delivered a blow to the litigious Left by electing conservative-leaning judges to all eight of North Carolina’s open statewide judicial seats. Today, the final race achieved closure as…
    Donna Martinez, December 15, 2020
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    Not tired of winning

    North Carolina voters once again gave Republican/conservative legislators a thumbs up, returning them to majorities in both the North Carolina House and Senate. Come January, legislative leaders will be working – again – with a Democrat/progressive governor in Roy Cooper, whom voters also endorsed. What does that mean for…
    Donna Martinez, December 15, 2020
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    Republicans Make Surprising Strides in NC Judicial Races

    Election season this year has been like no other. Americans are still raising questions about the presidential race, and control of the US Senate hangs in the balance of one state, Georgia, as it goes into a runoff this year. North Carolinians are facing an additional election anomaly in the…
    Brenee Goforth, December 4, 2020
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    2020 Election Ripe With Confusion & Contradictory Election Rules

    This year’s election cycle has been like no other. Polling places are socially distanced, an unprecedented number of absentee ballots have been submitted, and hundreds of lawsuits have been filed. One constant fixture of the 2020 elections in North Carolina has been frequent so-called “numbered memos” from the state Board…
    Brenee Goforth, November 3, 2020
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    What I’m watching election night

    After months of anticipation, piles of money spent, endless TV commercials watched and too many visits from candidates to count, the 2020 election is finally here.  Several of my colleagues and I will be offering  election return coverage on North Carolina News Network and their flagship station WPTF…
    Becki Gray, November 2, 2020
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    Election Confusion: Changing the Rules Midway

    North Carolina is in the middle of an election that has been characterized by fear and confusion. One major source of the confusion for voters is guidance given by the state Board of Elections after voting had already begun which changed rules for absentee ballots. This guidance was the…
    Brenee Goforth, October 23, 2020
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    Most Pollsters Say Trump Will Lose. Not This One. Here’s Why.

    Why is it that one pollster — the Trafalgar Group — is bucking the polling conventional wisdom and predicting a Trump win? Rich Lowrey of National Review sat down with founder Robert Cahaly to find out. First, the nuts and bolts of the poll. “I don’t believe in long…
    Donna Martinez, October 20, 2020
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    3 Seats on the NC Supreme Court are on the November Ballot

    Do you know who you’re voting for? Three of the seats on North Carolina’s highest court will be contested on the November ballot. Watch our Shaftesbury Society conversation and become an informed voter. We look at the impact of the Supreme Court on every North Carolinian, the significance…
    Donna Martinez, August 25, 2020