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    Has Trump Changed the Senate Race? Carolina Journal’s Donna King Talks Trump On WPTF

    When former President Donald Trump endorsed Rep. Ted Budd in the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Richard Burr, it was unexpected until shortly before the announcement, when the Budd campaign got the word. Three GOP candidates – Budd, former Gov. Pat McCrory, and former…
    Donna Martinez, June 15, 2021
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    Great Info: Andy Jackson’s Update on Election Integrity Bills Moving Through The Legislature

    Locke’s Andy Jackson has been at the General Assembly this week, testifying about several bills that would impact North Carolina’s election rules as we seek to ensure free and fair elections. We know that election integrity is a huge issue in our state. A Civitas Poll from March showed a…
    Donna Martinez, June 11, 2021
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    Testimony in Favor of Bill Returning Absentee Ballot Deadline to Election Day

    I spoke today at the General Assembly in favor of S326, entitled “Election Day Integrity Act.” The bill would return the deadline for county boards of election to receive absentee-by-mail ballots to 5:00 PM on election day. The deadline over the past decade has been three…
    Andy Jackson, June 9, 2021
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    Testimony in Favor of Bill Banning “Zuck Bucks”

    I spoke today at the General Assembly in favor of S725, entitled “Prohibit Private Money in Elections Admin.” The bill would ban the State Board of Elections and county boards of elections from accepting so-called “Zuck Bucks” from private groups. Much of the money…
    Andy Jackson, June 9, 2021
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    Elections Director Wants To Delay All Municipal Elections. Why?

    State Board of Elections Executive Director Karen Brinson Bell is urging the General Assembly to give municipalities the ability to delay their local elections. But, as Locke’s Andy Jackson explains, lawmakers have a better solution to Brinson Bell’s concern about Census Bureau data. Their solution is one that doesn’t threaten…
    Donna Martinez, June 3, 2021
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    Quinnipiac Poll Compared Trump & Cheney Ratings. Here’s What They Found.

    Fascinating data from the latest Quinnipiac poll of U.S. adults. Check out the numbers: So, former President Trump has higher favorable ratings than Never-Trump Congresswoman Liz Cheney of Wyoming: it’s 37% for Trump and 29% for Cheney. However, Trump’s unfavorable numbers are higher than Cheney’s: it’s 57% unfavorable…
    Donna Martinez, May 27, 2021
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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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    45 Coming Back To North Carolina

    He’s back. Carolina Journal reports on the return of Donald Trump to North Carolina very soon.  Former President Donald Trump will deliver the featured remarks at next month’s state Republican Party convention in Greenville. The state GOP announced the news this morning. Trump will speak at the convention…
    Donna Martinez, May 17, 2021