J.C. Derrick

J.C. is WORLD’s deputy chief content officer and WORLD Radio’s managing editor based in Dallas. Follow J.C. on Twitter @jcderrick1.

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Controversy overshadows Trump debate performance

Campaign 2016 | The GOP nominee refuses to say if he will honor election results
by J.C. Derrick
Posted 10/20/16, 06:45 am

Republican Donald Trump turned in his best performance at the final 2016 presidential debate Wednesday night in Las Vegas, but his refusal to accept the election results consumed the post-debate conversation.

“Mr. Trump is doing the party and country a great disservice by continuing to suggest the outcome of this election is out of his hands and ‘rigged’ against him,” Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., one of Trump’s former primary rivals, said in a statement.

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Races to watch

Campaign 2016 | Consequential congressional races and ballot initiatives across the country
by J.C. Derrick & Evan Wilt
Posted 10/14/16, 01:00 am

Indiana (open)

Senate: Evan Bayh (D) vs. Todd Young (R)

If Democrats gain control of the Senate, Bayh’s late entrance will likely be a big reason why. Bayh jumped to a huge polling lead, but it shrank amid controversies over his residency and links to Wall Street. For more coverage, see “Bayh hopes to tip Senate scales.”

Polling edge: Bayh

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Up in the air

Campaign 2016 | Control of the U.S. Senate remains in doubt as Democrats stand with Clinton and Republicans cope with Trump
by J.C. Derrick
Posted 10/14/16, 01:00 am

ALTOONA, Pa.—Two constants have marked 74-year-old Oliver Smith’s life: He’s a lifelong Pennsylvania resident and a lifelong Democrat. One of those is about to change—and he has no plans to leave the Keystone State.

“It seems like the Democratic Party has changed,” Smith said after an event for seniors at Calvary Baptist Church in Altoona, Pa., where he is a member. “They’re going too far, as far as being liberal, letting people in the country that hate us.”

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