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Editorial: Ahead of 2020, President Trump is the Favorite

Several days ago, the front page of POLITICO, reliably a left-leaning journal, was graced by a surprising banner: "How Trump is on track for a 2020 landslide."

The article focused on economic models, including one from Yale that has President Donald Trump winning 54% of the popular vote. Another, from TrendMacrolytics, predicts a 416-122 Electoral College win for the president (the final count in 2016 was 304-227).

While FDL Review prefers to use titlecase for headlines, we appreciate POLITICO's sobriety. It is obvious that their journalists have learned the lessons of the 2016 election, when the pollsters and the commentariat were measuring Secretary Hillary Clinton's White House drapes.

Of course, Clinton was vanquished by Donald Trump in an upset surprising to everyone except those who had examined the fundamental indicators: weak economic data, widespread despair, and a willingness to drastically change the culture of Washington, D.C.

If POLITICO's reporting …

Dispatches from the MeckGOP Convention

On Saturday, the Republican Party of Mecklenburg County met for its annual convention, which was held on Yancey Road in Charlotte.

The main point on the convention's agenda was the election of the county chairman, but the 9th congressional district fiasco also took a starring role.

The first to offer remarks at the convention was incumbent Chairman Chris Turner, who spoke briefly after former state Representative Bill Brawley's recitation of the pledge of allegiance.
Turner reminded delegates of his successes as chairman, which have included a 56% reduction in party overhead costs, a noticeable improvement in Republican turnout countywide, and the selection of Charlotte as the location for the 2020 Republican National Convention.

Turner's remarks were followed by speeches by North Carolina Treasurer Dale Folwell, who discussed his plan to establish a fixed schedule for reimbursement by the State Health Plan, and North Carolina Republican Party Executive Director Dallas Woo…