If you have not partaken in the early voting period and are still wondering who is or isn't the pro-gun candidate in North Carolina, Grass Roots North Carolina and GRNC-PVF have a convenient way to check both their ratings and their recommendations. They also have recommendations on the six Constitutional amendments to the North Carolina Constitution as well as recommendations on the statewide judicial races. The recommendations are from GRNC-Political Victory Fund while the evaluations are from GRNC itself.
This last one is critical. Anita Earls is running as a Democrat against Justice Barbara Jackson (R-NC). She is a far-left SJW who would tip the NC Supreme Court even more to the Left and presumably anti-gun. She was the executive director of the Southern Coalition for Social Justice which should say it all. She is very well funded compared to her competitors. Moreover, don't be fooled by the R after Chris Anglin's name. He is a Democrat who only switched to siphon away votes from Justice Jackson.
I anticipate that the Republicans could very well lose their super-majority in the General Assembly meaning that they can't easily override vetoes by anti-gun Gov. Roy Cooper (D-NC). Given the number of anti-gun candidates running as Democrats, the era of pro-gun Democrats in North Carolina seems over and any new gun rights legislation will have a hard time passing and getting signed by the governor.
CANDIDATE EVALUATIONS & RECOMMENDATIONS
TOMORROW IS ELECTION DAY
Tuesday, November 6th is Election Day. Polls are open from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. If you've waited for Election Day to vote, you can review GRNC Candidate Evaluations and your GRNC-PVF Candidate Recommendations at any time.
Evaluations vs. Recommendations
Candidate Evaluations differ from Recommendations. While GRNC–PVF recommendations are analytical and therefore subject to interpretation, the evaluations are intended to provide an objective measure of where candidates stand on Second Amendment issues. For a full explanation of GRNC’s objective star evaluations, go to: https://www.grnc.org/remember-in-november/grnc-candidate-evaluations-2018Candidate recommendations, which are more limited than blanket “endorsements,” are not made in all races, only in races where a clear pro-gun candidate stands out or where strategic voting is necessary to keep anti-gun candidates out of office.
You can CLICK HERE to see GRNC Candidate Evaluations. These are just one more tool voters can use to understand where any given candidate stands on gun rights, and a copy of these evaluations can come in quite handy in the voting booth. Print the PDF that is sorted by name and take it with you to vote. Just check this alphabetical list against the candidates on your ballot, and you're in business. You may have also received the Candidate Evaluations in the mail, in GRNC's "Remember in November" Voter Guide.
YOUR CANDIDATE RECOMMENDATIONSWHAT DISTRICTS AM I IN?
CLICK HERE to review all of GRNC-PVF’s Candidate Recommendations. After clicking over to the page, scroll down to find your recommendations for the US House, important judicial races, the NC Senate and the NC House. If a district is not listed, GRNC-PVF was unable to recommend a candidate in that race. If you don't know which districts are yours, see below.
CLICK HERE to look yourself up at the State Board of Elections. Among other things, this voter lookup tool will display the district information pertinent to you.
Still having trouble finding your districts? CLICK HERE to see the GRNC Candidate Evaluations (open the PDF sorted by name). Print this, take it with you to vote, and you can check the sheet against the candidates on your ballot.
Election Day is Tuesday, November 6thThis is your last chance to vote. To find your Election Day voting location, CLICK HERE to look yourself up. Among other things, this State Board of Elections voter lookup tool will display your Election Day voting location (it will probably not be the same location as your early voting location(s)). On Election Day, polls are open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.