Elections

Then-Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe speaks to volunteers at the Remote Area Medical Clinic in Wise, Va., July 21, 2017. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters) During last week’s Virginia gubernatorial debate, Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe revealed his disdain for parental input into children’s education in the state’s public schools. Here’s the summary from NR’s editorial: McAuliffe, a former governor
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Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe at a campaign event in Arlington, Va., July 23, 2021. (Evelyn Hockstein/Reuters) In the Virginia gubernatorial debate on Tuesday evening, Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe insisted that parents should have no role in directing the education of their children and doubled down in a subsequent media interview. McAuliffe, a former governor
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U.S. Attorney John Durham (United States Attorney’s Office, District of Connecticut/Wikimedia) Special Counsel John Durham, the attorney tapped by the Trump administration to audit the Russia investigation, has reportedly handed down a new set of subpoenas, including to a law firm with ties to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign.  The grand jury subpoenas for documents were
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Virginia gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin speaks in McLean, Va., July 14, 2021. (Evelyn Hockstein/Reuters) Rewarding stolen-election conspiracy theorist Terry McAuliffe, again, is no way to demonstrate fealty to democratic legitimacy. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T here is a certain species of argument going around again (see, for example, this Mona Charen column) that holds that the
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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) The Democratic gubernatorial candidate also falsely claimed he ‘never advocated changing’ Virginia’s statute on late-term abortion. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE D emocratic candidate Terry McAuliffe claimed at Tuesday night’s Virginia gubernatorial debate
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People cast their votes in the Vermont primary at their polling place at Robert Miller Community Center in Burlington, Vt., March 3, 2020. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) The Republican National Committee is suing two Vermont cities over their controversial policies of allowing noncitizens to vote in municipal elections, according to a new report. RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel
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Virginia gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin (R., Va.) speaks during a campaign event with his wife Suzanne and Nikki Haley in McLean, Va., July 14, 2021. (Evelyn Hockstein/Reuters) In the tightening race to become Virginia’s next governor, Democrats are resorting to attacking Republican nominee Glenn Youngkin from the right in an effort to depress GOP turnout
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Supporters of Then-President Donald Trump gather at a “Stop the Steal” protest in front of the Maricopa County Tabulation and Election Center in Phoenix, Ariz., November 8, 2020. (Jim Urquhart/Reuters) Once again, an investigation into the claim that the 2020 presidential election was “stolen” has revealed nothing that changes the outcome. Once again, this has
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Left: Virginia gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin speaks during a campaign event in McLean, Va., July 14, 2021. Right: Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe participates in a campaign event at Lubber Run Park in Arlington, Va., July 23, 2021. (Evelyn Hockstein/Reuters) Glenn Youngkin, the businessman turned Republican nominee for governor in Virginia is reminding voters of
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Former president Donald Trump attends a rally in Perry, Ga., September 25, 2021. (Dustin Chambers/Reuters) Donald Trump, at his rally on Saturday in Georgia, told his supporters not only that Georgia’s Republican governor, Brian Kemp, was “a disaster” and that “the people of Georgia must replace” him, but even that the arch-progressive Democrat Stacey Abrams
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Conservative party leader Erin O’Toole speaks at a press conference in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, September 21, 2021. (Patrick Doyle/Reuters) When they went soft on core principles, demoralized voters stayed home or voted for an upstart third party. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE W hen Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau called a snap election for this past Monday,
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Left: President Joe Biden speaks about the administration’s coronavirus response at the White House, March 2, 2021. Right: Then-president Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Henderson, Nev., September 13, 2020. (Kevin Lamarque, Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) The hand recount of the 2020 Maricopa County, Ariz., election results found that President Biden defeated former president Trump in
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Social Democratic Party’s main candidate Olaf Scholz poses for a photo near a board reading “Scholz tackles it” after an election campaign event in Goettingen, Germany, September 4, 2021. (Jens Schlueter/Pool via Reuters) Fiscal responsibility and commitment to the transatlantic alliance are on the line. The clock is ticking down on political campaigns in Germany,
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Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe at a campaign event in Arlington, Va., July 23, 2021. (Evelyn Hockstein/Reuters) A new poll out yesterday from the University of Mary Washington (UMW) finds that Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin is well ahead of Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe among likely voters. Between September 7 and September 13, the poll
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Attorney John Eastman (left) speaks next to Then-President Donald Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani in Washington, D.C., January 6, 2021. (Jim Bourg/Reuters) Not all of the Trump legal adviser’s arguments challenging the election results are unserious, but all of them are wrong, several in multiple ways. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T he Republican Party and the conservative
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Left: Virginia gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin speaks during a campaign event in McLean, Va., July 14, 2021. Right: Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe participates in a campaign event at Lubber Run Park in Arlington, Va., July 23, 2021. (Evelyn Hockstein/Reuters) The Virginia gubernatorial race is shaping up to be much closer than previous elections, according
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Chapman University law professor John Eastman (left), next to Rudy Giuliani, gestures as he speaks in Washington, D.C., January 6, 2021. (Jim Bourg/Reuters) In early January, constitutional scholar John Eastman was urging Vice President Mike Pence to act to keep President Donald Trump in office for a second term, even though the Electoral College had
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Virginia GOP gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin speaks during a campaign event in McLean, Va., July 14, 2021. (Evelyn Hockstein/Reuters) On September 2, when the Supreme Court declined to block enforcement of Texas’s law that prohibits almost all abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected (about six weeks into pregnancy), many political reporters and pundits
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Senator Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) speaks during subcommittee hearing in Washington, D.C., June 9, 2021. (Stefani Reynolds/Reuters) Senators Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) and Mike Lee (R., Utah) personally investigated some of former president Trump’s claims of election fraud and concluded they were meritless, according to the book Peril by Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and
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Canada’s opposition Conservative party leader Erin O’Toole speaks during an election campaign tour in London, Ontario, Canada, September 17, 2021. (Blair Gable/Reuters) Canada’s upcoming election could spell the renewal of a long-dormant brand of blue-collar conservatism. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE C ould this Monday be the end of the road for Justin Trudeau? While Canada’s snap
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Virginia GOP gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin speaks during a campaign event in McLean, Va., July 14, 2021. (Evelyn Hockstein/Reuters) On Friday, the political action committee of the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List endorsed Virginia GOP gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin and released the following letter that Youngkin sent to pro-life leaders and activists:  Dear Pro-Life Leaders
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California Governor Gavin Newsom speaks at an event in Delano, Calif., March 31, 2021; Larry Elder at the 2016 FreedomFest in Las Vegas, Nev. (Mandel Ngan/Reuters, Gage Skidmore) Governor Gavin Newsom has easily survived the recall election, no doubt helped considerably by the fact that Larry Elder peaked too early. In an overwhelmingly Democratic state,
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Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe at a campaign event in Arlington, Va., July 23, 2021. (Evelyn Hockstein/Reuters) The Washington Post has endorsed Terry McAuliffe for governor of Virginia, which is not the least bit interesting. What is interesting is the logic they used to endorse him. The Post says that McAuliffe is “a legendary dealmaker”: Even Republicans in
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California Governor Gavin Newsom speaks at St. Mary’s Center during a “Stop The Recall” rally ahead in Oakland, Calif., September 11, 2021. (Brittany Hosea-Small/Reuters) You say capitalism is terrible? Okay, compared to what? The United States is systematically racist? Okay, compared to what? Conservatives got high on our own supply out in California. We neglected
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Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger speaks at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Ga., November 6, 2020. (Dustin Chambers/Reuters) Georgia secretary of state Brad Raffensperger is sounding the alarm on the Fulton County Board of Commissioners’ consideration of Cathy Woolard to serve as the next chair of the county elections board. Woolard, formerly the president
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Gubernatorial recall candidate Larry Elder campaigns in the recall election of governor Gavin Newsom in Monterey Park, Calif., September 13, 2021. (Mike Blake/Reuters) First, the California recall ended the way anyone who has followed California politics in the past three decades would normally have expected. With the exception of Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2003 and 2006,
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South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem speaks at the North Carolina GOP convention in Greenville, N.C., June 5, 2021. (Jonathan Drake/Reuters) The first-term governor has positioned herself as a conservative hero ahead of a possible presidential run, but her record paints a more complicated picture. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE G overnor Kristi Noem has cultivated a certain
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