Author: Eric Cunningham

Eric Cunningham is the editor-in-chief of Elections Daily. He is a lifelong resident of North Carolina and graduated from Appalachian State University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Communication, Journalism; his work has appeared in The Federalist, The Appalachian, and Ordinary Times. You can follow him on Twitter at @decunningham2.

Lost in the discussion of Blagojevich’s sins is another fact: the end of Blago marked the end of the Illinois Democratic Party’s effective competition downstate. Looking at the trends from 1998 to 2006 shows a clear shift and a fascinating look at the rapid decline in the state’s ancestrally Democratic strongholds.

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In August 2019, the Cherokee Nation made history by appointing their first delegate to Congress, Kimberley Teehee. While it remains to be seen whether or not the Cherokee Nation’s delegate is accepted by Congress, it raises a bigger question on the role of Native American representation in Congress as well as a potential solution both parties might be able to support.

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Last month, a federal court issued a temporary injunction against North Carolina’s new voter ID law, which was passed in accordance with a 2018 constitutional amendment approved by voters. Although the referendum did not establish a specific voter ID, Republicans have repeatedly pointed to it as an example of popular support. The voter ID referendum was one of six on the statewide ballot that year, all of which were topics of heated debate for the entire 2018 election cycle, with Republicans urging people to vote for them all and Democrats urging voters to “nix all six amendments”. In the end,…

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