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PR Firm Helped Whelan Stoke Half-Baked Kavanaugh Alibi (Russ)

From Politico: “CRC Public Relations, a powerhouse conservative firm, guided Ed Whelan on a bad Twitter adventure.”

Reforming the Presidential Nomination System: A Baseball Solution (Reader Steve)

The author writes, “There has to be a better way, one that allows voters to participate with maximum fairness and flexibility. There is, and we can look to, of all things, sports as the model. Just as in baseball, a balanced primary schedule with the ability to make necessary substitutions would be a vast improvement over today’s hodgepodge of primaries, caucuses, and unelected superdelegates.”

At Values Voter Summit, Religious Conservatives Stand by Kavanaugh (Reader Stephanie)

The author writes, “Religious conservatives and legislators reassured the crowd at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, DC, on Friday that Judge Brett Kavanaugh would be confirmed to the US Supreme Court within a few weeks.”

Bipartisan Furor as North Carolina Election Law Shrinks Early Voting Locations by Almost 20 Percent (Jimmy)

From ProPublica: “Nearly half of the state’s counties are shutting down polling places, in part because of a law passed in June.”

They Think It Would Be Fun to Run a Newspaper (Reader Luke)

From FAIR: “Whatever the motivation, billionaires buying up media is another step toward oligarchy, as a handful of super-wealthy individuals assume power over crucial news outlets, both locally and nationally.”