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It turns out that the only thing “collusive” in the ginned-up controversy over the State Board of Elections’ efforts to settle some mail-in ballot lawsuits was the false outrage from Republican Party and GOP leaders in the General Assembly. It was a desperate ploy gone awry. It revealed the shameful and phony efforts — from the president on down — to create baseless distrust in our election and the security of our ballots. Read more

The post of lieutenant governor is a constitutional office in North Carolina, and the only one empowered to exercise both legislative and executive powers. Those powers are rather limited, however — casting a vote in the state senate when there is a tie, “presiding” over that chamber in a titular (but rarely practical) sense, and serving on several boards. Read more

Led by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Republicans long ago came to believe the only way they could change the course of America was through the courts. Now, with the passing of Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, they are on the cusp of success on such issues as abortion, Obamacare, voting rights, and others. Read more

Sunday, September 27, 2020

In a few days, we’ll know who President Trump wants to be the next Supreme Court justice. Republicans will praise her qualifications, her intellect, her judicial temperament. Democrats will oppose. There will be an opportunity for a real debate: Should the president’s nominee be confirmed to the nation’s highest court? Read more

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