Elections

Official Photo of Nikki Fried (State of Florida/Wikimedia Commons) Nikki Fried is the only statewide-elected Democrat in Florida, and, as a result, she is more than likely to be the Democratic nominee for governor in 2022. She is also a fool. Perhaps because she is aware that she will need to raise a lot of
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Voters in Sutton, N.H., on Election Day in 2016 (Ryan McBride/AFP via Getty Images) In 2005, Republicans in Georgia’s state legislature enacted no-excuse absentee voting under state law, in the face of objections from Georgia’s Democrats, who contended voting by that method would “open the door wide to opportunities for voter fraud.” Until the new
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(Jonathan Ernst, Mark Makela/Reuters) Yesterday, while writing about President Biden’s late-coming conversation with Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelensky, a thought occurred to me: Had Biden been ducking the man responsible for handing him the White House? I suppose that the answer is technically “no” — that distinction belongs to Donald Trump — but I think we might
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MLB commissioner Rob Manfred speaks to the media before announcing the All-MLB team during the MLB Winter Meetings in San Diego, Calif., December 10, 2019. (Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sport) Major League Baseball (MLB) commissioner Rob Manfred announced that it would not be holding its 2021 All-Star Game or draft in Georgia as originally planned because
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President Joe Biden speaks from the White House in Washington, D.C., March 6, 2021. (Erin Scott/Reuters) President Biden said he would support moving the MLB all star game away from Atlanta, Ga., to protest the state’s newly enacted voting legislation, in an interview on ESPN’s Sports Center on Thursday. “I think today’s professional athletes are acting
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Ed Bastian, CEO of Delta Airlines, at the 2016 International Air Transport Association Annual General Meeting and World Air Transport Summit in Dublin, Ireland June 2, 2016. (Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters) Corporations have the right to free speech. They do not have the right to obedience to all of their demands. It is high time that state-level
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Left: Democrat Rita Hart; Right: Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R., Iowa) (Iowa General Assembly; House Creative Services) Democrat Rita Hart on Wednesday announced she would no longer contest the results of her race against Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks, calling off a House investigation into the election that she had requested. Hart said in a statement Wednesday that
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President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris deliver remarks during a stop at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., March 19, 2021. (Carlos Barria/Reuters) I wrote today about the dishonest attacks on the Georgia election law, and a Biden claim that has, appropriately, gotten four Pinocchio’s from the Washington Post. If you delve even a
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President Joe Biden takes questions as he holds his first formal news conference in the East Room of the White House, March 25, 2021. (Leah Millis/Reuters) It’s not ‘Jim Crow’ to require ID, to expand weekend voting, or to provide food and drink for the general public near polling places. President Joe Biden is so
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In response to Big Dan Rodimer Makes His Move Rich, I feel pretty well qualified to vouch for the authenticity of that performance. And that is authenticity you can smell. Normally, you’d have to work in the worst job in a feedlot to see that much authenticity all in one place.
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(Andrew Kelly/Reuters) One amusing wrinkle in the debate over election rules is that Democratic states often have more restrictive voting rules than Republican states accused of voter suppression. Karl Rove had a good column about this the other day, and did a segment on Fox on the relatively restrictive rules in Delaware: .@KarlRove absolutely demolishes
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Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger gives an update on the state of the election at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Ga., November 6, 2020. (Dustin Chambers/Reuters) Top Georgia elections officials said Democrats’ claims that the state’s new voting law amounts to “voter suppression” are comparable to former President Trump’s allegations that systemic voter fraud
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President Joe Biden talks to reporters as he arrives at New Castle Airport in New Castle, Del., March 26, 2021. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters) His claim that the law prohibits giving water to voters standing on line is way off base. Joe Biden, grasping the latest left-wing talking point pushed by Stacey Abrams and her media allies
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Eric Coomer, Director of Product Strategy for Dominion Voting Systems, demonstrates one of the company’s voting machines, in Harrisburg, Pa., April 26, 2018. (Sharon Bernstein/Reuters) Dominion Voting Systems filed a $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit against Fox News on Friday, accusing the cable news outlet of falsely claiming that the voting company had rigged the 2020
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Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Mountain View, California March 5, 2014. (Robert Galbraith/Reuters) Four elections later, Israel still can’t quite make up its mind about its longtime prime minister. A majority eludes both Netanyahu and the parties opposed to him as the Jewish state will likely limp along with another unstable, makeshift coalition, making
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President Biden holds his first formal news conference at the White House in Washington, D.C., March 25, 2021. (Leah Millis/Reuters) President Biden told reporters that he plans to run for reelection in 2024 during his first solo press conference, despite being 78 years old. “My plan is to run for reelection. That’s my expectation,” Biden
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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during the welcome segment of the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Fla., February 26, 2021. (Joe Skipper/Reuters) Florida governor Ron DeSantis has emerged as the frontrunner in a potential 2024 Republican presidential primary, if former President Trump is not included in the field, according to a poll by Echelon
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Republican U.S. Senatorial challenger John James addresses the Detroit Economic Club meeting during the second debate against Democratic Senator Debbie Stabenow in Detroit, Mich., October 15, 2018. (Rebecca Cook/Reuters) John James is reportedly exploring a run for governor of Michigan in 2022. This makes sense. True, James lost statewide elections in both 2018 and 2020,
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(Brendan McDermid/Reuters) My colleagues already have commented on this, but I say we give the Democrats what they are asking for on this one: Vote when you are 21 or older, disenfranchise felons and some violent misdemeanor offenders, pass a background check, and show an ID that is verified through a law-enforcement database at the
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Voters at a polling place in San Diego, Calif., November 7, 2016. (Mike Blake/Reuters) By attracting new voters with strong candidates who focus on issues that matter. When one considers the Republican Party’s future and electoral aspirations, California isn’t usually on the list. The Golden State has endured nearly a full generation of Democratic rule.
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