Elections

Virginia gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin speaks in McLean, Va., July 14, 2021. (Evelyn Hockstein/Reuters) The Trafalgar Group has released a poll showing Republican Glenn Youngkin with a one point advantage (48.4-47.5 percent) over Democrat Terry McAuliffe in Virginia’s gubernatorial race. The survey of 1,095 voters conducted between October 11 and 13 has a margin of
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Nicholas Kristof appears on Real Time with Bill Maher (Screenshot via YouTube) Blue-state blues, pockets of red resentment, and a columnist candidate may make the 2022 Oregon governor’s race especially interesting. Although Oregon governor Kate Brown assumed her position only after a 2015 influence-peddling scandal forced her predecessor to resign, her reelection three years later
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(eakrin rasadonyindee/Getty Images) Amid the heated school board fight over critical race theory that has roiled the sleepy town of Guilford, Conn., community members are alleging that Democratic and independent school board candidates mailed illegitimate absentee ballots to constituents. Five parents new to the local politics scene are running on the GOP ticket for the
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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) A new CBS poll of Virginians shows that school curriculums — particularly those pertaining to
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Former President Donald Trump speaks to his supporters during the Save America Rally at the Sarasota Fairgrounds in Sarasota, Fla., July 3, 2021. (Octavio Jones/Reuters) Former President Trump is urging Republicans not to vote in upcoming elections unless the “fraud” of the 2020 elections is uncovered. “If we don’t solve the Presidential Election Fraud of
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Glenn Youngkin, Co-Chief Executive Officer of the Carlyle Group, attends a session at the 50th World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, January 21, 2020. (Denis Balibouse/Reuters) A spokeswoman for the campaign of Glenn Youngkin, the Republican nominee to be the next governor of Virginia, clarified the candidate’s position on taxpayer funding of
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Voters at the polling station in PS 250 during the New York City primary mayoral election in Brooklyn, N.Y., June 22, 2021. (Andrew Kelly/Reuters) While I have immense respect for our former colleague Jonah Goldberg and agree with the end state he is seeking, I must side with Charlie against Jonah’s idea of a Reaganite-conservative
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Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe participates in a campaign event at Lubber Run Park in Arlington, Va., July 23, 2021. (Evelyn Hockstein/Reuters) As the Virginia gubernatorial race between Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Glenn Youngkin continues to tighten, McAuliffe — long thought to be the prohibitive favorite — is calling on party bigwigs to assist
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Former President Donald Trump after his speech during a rally at the Iowa States Fairgrounds in Des Moines, October 2021. REUTERS/Rachel Mummey (Rachel Mummey/Reuters) Former President Trump held a rally for supporters at the Iowa state fairgrounds on Saturday, teasing a presidential run for 2024. Trump was joined by Senator Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa) and
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Terry McAuliffe campaigns in Arlington, Va., July 23, 2021. (Evelyn Hockstein/Reuters) Former Virginia governor and current Democratic gubernatorial nominee Terry McAuliffe claimed that controversies over “Critical Race Theory” in public schools are a “made up” plan by Republicans to “divide” voters, in comments on CNN’s State of the Union on Sunday. WATCH: Virginia Democrat Terry McAuliffe
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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) Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Glenn Youngkin, the two major party candidates to become Virginia’s
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Attendees at the Black Voices for Trump Coalition rollout event in Atlanta, Ga., November 8, 2019. (Elijah Nouvelage/Reuters) Albert Eisenberg’s recent RealClearPolitics piece on Republican outreach strategies in black communities contains some admirable in-person reporting, based largely on Eisenberg’s focus-group conversations with a dozen “swing” black voters in suburban Philadelphia. But the article — titled
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Terry McAuliffe campaigns in Arlington, Va., July 23, 2021. (Evelyn Hockstein/Reuters) Terry McAuliffe, the Democratic nominee for governor in Virginia, lectured Anita Blanton, an African-American anchor for WAVY News 10, during an interview that aired on Wednesday night, telling Blanton that discussion of critical race theory in public schools is “racist, it’s a dogwhistle.” Blanton
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Then-Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe campaigns for the Democratic ticket during a rally in Norfolk, Va., November 6, 2017. (Julia Rendleman/Reuters) As the Virginia gubernatorial race enters its final weeks, Democrat Terry McAuliffe has turned to a tactic that reeks of desperation: accusing his Republican opponent Glenn Youngkin of being “anti-vaxx.” McAuliffe made this accusation in
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Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe participates in a campaign event with President Joe Biden at Lubber Run Park in Arlington, Va., July 23, 2021. (Evelyn Hockstein/Reuters) Although Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe proudly proclaimed during a debate last week that he doesn’t “think parents should be telling schools what they should teach,” his personal choices
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Virginia GOP gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin speaks during a campaign event in McLean, Va., July 14, 2021. (Evelyn Hockstein/Reuters) An Emerson University poll released on Wednesday shows Republican Glenn Youngkin in a dead heat with Democrat Terry McAuliffe in the race to become Virginia’s next governor. The survey of likely voters, conducted between October 1
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Terry McAuliffe campaigns for governor with President Biden in Arlington, Va., July 23, 2021. (Evelyn Hockstein/Reuters) At a virtual campaign rally last night, Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe attempted to distance himself from President Biden. “We’re facing a lot of headwinds from Washington,” he told supporters. “As you know, the president is unpopular today, unfortunately, here
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Terry McAuliffe campaigns for governor with President Biden in Arlington, Va., July 23, 2021. (Evelyn Hockstein/Reuters) Democrat Terry McAuliffe’s campaign is peddling a lie about his rival’s business record as the race for Virginia’s governor’s mansion enters its final stage. Before entering politics, Republican Glenn Youngkin worked for the private equity firm the Carlyle Group,
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In an influential recent article, Robert Kagan wrote that “Trump came close to bringing off a coup earlier this year.” No, he didn’t, I reply at Bloomberg Opinion: No Republican state legislature sought to overturn the verdict of the voters. There were no dueling electors. The courts were all but unanimous in dismissing Trump’s legal
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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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A man inspects mail-in ballots for signatures before they are processed at the Sacramento Registrar of Voters in Sacramento, Calif., September 14, 2021. (Fred Greaves/Reuters) California Governor Gavin Newsom on Monday signed a law that makes permanent a pandemic measure that allowed the state to mail a ballot to every registered, active voter. “Last year
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