Elections

Jake Ellzey for congress campaign (Jake Ellzey for Texas/YouTube) Texas state representative Jake Ellzey defeated fellow Republican Susan Wright in a runoff election for the state’s sixth congressional district, after former President Trump endorsed Wright. Ellzey won with just over 53 percent of the vote on Tuesday, with Wright taking 46.7 percent. Just 39,000 voters
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Larry Elder at the 2016 FreedomFest in Las Vegas, Nev. (Gage Skidmore) Gavin Newsom’s reign of idiocy may be nearing an end. He exhibited grotesque displays of hypocrisy during his California lockdowns, when he held fancy dinner parties while Californians were forced out of work and onto the dole. He has overseen total mismanagement of
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I had the pleasure of two great conversations recently. One was with our old friend Jonah Goldberg at The Remnant podcast this morning, talking about January 6 and where conservatives fit in the Republican future. The other was with Pete Turner and Joe Posnanski on the Break it Down Show podcast, discussing Posnanski’s forthcoming book on
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Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden delivers remarks and holds a roundtable discussion with veterans at Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, Fla., September 15, 2020. (Leah Millis/Reuters) With protests against the Communist regime in Cuba raging on, President Joe Biden is seeking to make headway with Cuban-American voters in the battleground state of Florida. While White
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Larry Elder at the 2016 FreedomFest in Las Vegas, Nev. (Gage Skidmore) Conservative radio host Larry Elder, who recently announced his campaign to join the roster of candidates challenging Democratic governor Gavin Newsom in the California gubernatorial recall election, will again be on the ballot per the Wednesday order of a Sacramento county judge. The
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Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) speaks at a news conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., March 16, 2021. (Kevin Dietsch/Pool via Reuters) During an address before Congress, Senate Democratic whip Dick Durbin suggested that Republican-dominated state legislatures are enacting election bills as a defense mechanism because the GOP has lost its competitive
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Former Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe speaks at the North America’s Building Trades Unions 2019 legislative conference in Washington, D.C., April 10, 2019. (Yuri Gripas/Reuters) If Republican businessman Glenn Youngkin beats Terry McAuliffe, Democrats may lose their zeal for ‘big, significant’ spending plans.   NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE D emocrats are running out of time to pass
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Then-White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, May 22, 2019. (Leah Millis/Reuters) Former White House Press Secretary and native Arkansan Sarah Huckabee Sanders has raised over $9 million in her bid for Arkansas governor, smashing the state record, her campaign announced Thursday. “I am thankful for the outpouring of support from all across our state,”  Sanders
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Vice President Kamala Harris meets with Democratic members of the Texas state legislature who fled the state in an effort to slow changes to election laws and voter access, in Washington D.C., July 13, 2021. (Jonathan Ernst /Reuters) Once again, Democrats are grossly mischaracterizing a proposed voting law. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE B eing more familiar
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PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel (Gary Cameron/Reuters) Peter Thiel, the billionaire who co-founded Paypal and has worked extensively in Big Data, has found a familiar target. Thiel has spent $20 million dollars supporting two GOP candidates in the 2022 Senate races, both of whom have targeted Big Tech companies. The latest “Thiel acolyte” to enter the
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Texas State Capitol in Austin. (SusanRisdon/Getty Images) The Texas Senate passed a Republican-backed voting bill after Democratic House members fled the state in order to block a final House vote. Senators voted 18-4 along party lines to approve the legislation. Eight Senate Democrats announced that they too had fled to Washington, D.C., on Monday, with
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At Bloomberg Opinion, I write about Biden’s speech this afternoon. President Joe Biden says the U.S. is facing a crisis of democracy, but he’s not acting as though he believes it. In a speech in Philadelphia on Tuesday, Biden said that the voting system is threatened as it has not been since the Civil War.
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A voter arrives to cast his ballot on Election Day in the Brooklyn borough of New York, November 3, 2020. (Brendan McDermid/Reuters) Claims of voter suppression are based on falsehoods. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE E very day Americans are subjected to a new round of hysterical warnings about “the end of democracy” or “voter suppression.” Every
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Texas Governor Greg Abbott speaks at the annual National Rifle Association (NRA) convention in Dallas, Texas, May 4, 2018. (Lucas Jackson/Reuters) Governor Greg Abbott. Lieutenant Colonel Allen West. Professor Matthew McConaughey. The Texas governor’s race is going to be a hoot. Currently, Governor Abbott holds a “slight lead” in the polls over the naked-bongos guy.
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Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan attends a ceremonial swearing in Washington March 6, 2015. (Yuri Gripas/Reuters ) In the case of Brnovich v. DNC decided last week, the Supreme Court wrestled with whether Arizona’s laws against ballot harvesting and out-of-precinct voting are permissible under Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act. Given the political nature of the
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South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem speaks during Republican National Convention in Washington, D.C., August 26, 2020. (RNC via Reuters) Unlike most of us, mainstream outlets and pundits just aren’t ready to stop talking about Donald Trump. For instance, as of this writing, I count no fewer than five items on the CNN homepage related to
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A sign placed on the walkway to a neighborhood polling place on election day in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. ( Jillian Cain/GettyImages) Joe Biden won the 2020 presidential election in Michigan. But our election system still has problems that need fixing. Let me start with this: I was disappointed in the results of the 2020 election.
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Brooklyn borough president and Democratic candidate for New York City Mayor Eric Adams speaks during a news conference outside Brooklyn borough hall in Brooklyn, N.Y., June 24, 2021. (Brendan McDermid/Reuters) On the menu today: On the local level in New York City, in Congress, and on the world stage, Democrats are belatedly realizing that progressive
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