Feb 112018
 
 
 

Dear Friends –

Please read this important update.Despite the Democrat’s efforts to suspend our elections, candidate filing will open Monday, February 12th, at noon. We still have critical needs in some legislative districts that we need you to help us fill!

Below is an update on the Democrat inspired chaos in our electoral process. I urge you to assist us as we move into candidate filing on Monday.

The U.S. Supreme Court recently rejected Democrat attempts to throw out our congressional districts for the 2018 election.

We feel confident our congressional district Elections will be held in the CURRENT districts that were first used in 2016. At this time all 10 GOP members of Congress will be seeking re-election in those districts, although some will have primary challengers.

This week, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected most of the Democrat’s baseless complaints about our legislative districts.

NC House redistricting Chair David Lewis issued this statement: “I am thankful that the U.S. Supreme Court has blocked the lower court’s egregious attempt to rule on purely state-law claims and has blocked two thirds of the California professor’s redrawn House districts.  We will be conducting the 2018 elections in General Assembly drawn Congressional seats and nearly all General Assembly drawn state House seats.  While I am very disappointed that this stay did not extend to the court’s unfounded federal claims, I am confident that the court’s full review of this case on the merits will ultimately vindicate the General Assembly’s entire enacted plans.”
​Still, D​emocrats have not stopped efforts to win in court ​when they can’t win at the ballot box. Just minutes after being rejected by the U.S. Supreme Court, the ​Democrats went back to state court and attempted to SUSPEND OUR ELECTIONS PROCESS.

Just like when Democrat Gov. Beverly Perdue called for the suspension of elections, Democrats have attempted to stop candidate filing which begins Monday at noon.

As Rep. Lewis stated,​ Democrats​ will inject as much chaos into our election system as possible as they go judge shopping and attempt to sue the state’​s voters until they get what they want from the courts. https://medium.com/@RepDavidRLewis/comments-from-todays-press-conference-on-redistricting-litigation-and-democrat-efforts-to-cause-6ded21cf6633

However, as of now, candidate filing will open Monday at noon.

http://www.ncsbe.gov/Elections/Blog-Agency/ArticleID/40/Candidate-filing-for-appellate-judicial-offices-now-set-for-June

We are still in need of some candidates in key urban areas of North Carolina and some rural areas down east. Please note: barring any further action by the courts, judicial candidates will file during a special judicial filing period June 18-29.

Please contact Katie Kouba at 919-424-5557  if you, or someone you know is interested in running for office.

Democrats are hoping their constant court and judge shopping will hurt our candidate recruitment. We can​’t let them succeed!​

Sincerely,

Dallas Woodhouse

 
 Posted by at 8:42 am
Feb 082018
 
Raleigh, NC – North Carolina Republican Party Chairman Robin Hayes is calling on the legislature to take all necessary actions to prevent Governor Cooper from creating an unconstitutional $58 million slush fund with state dollars, calling the scheme a return to the Jim Black, Mike Easley corruption era.  
“The constitution clearly gives the legislature the responsibility to appropriate the state’s funds, and the State Ethic’s Act makes it a crime for an elected official to use his public office for personal benefit. Governor Cooper created a $58 million slush fund that will be controlled by him and him alone– this is a dangerous scheme that is not lawful, constitutional, or ethical. This type of payment for a permit, coerced from private businesses for the benefit of a politician, is the sort of pay-to-play action that Democrats have become all too well known for, and it is up to us to stop them.” – NCGOP Chairman Robin Hayes
 Posted by at 5:46 pm

Join us for the 2018 Presidential State of the Union Address Watch Party

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Jan 222018
 

2018 State of the Union

On Tuesday, January 30, 2018 the Union County Republican Party is holding a State of the Union Watching Party starting at 7:30 PM at the Hilltop Restaurant in Monroe.  We have invited as our featured speakers Rep. Craig Horn (Union 68)

Rep. Craig Horn

Rep. William Brawley

and Bill Brawley (Mecklenburg 103).   Please join us for an evening of fellowship with your fellow Republicans, a short presentation by our guest speakers and finally the first State of the Union Address by President Trump.


Please RSVP for the Event. All Republicans are Welcome.


 
 Posted by at 5:40 pm

Dems give up shutdown fight – Washington Times

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Jan 222018
 

Senate Democrats relinquished on the government shutdown Monday, agreeing to vote to reopen the government but insisting they’ll keep fighting for illegal immigrant “Dreamers” over the next weeks, with another shutdown deadline looming Feb. 8.“I’m glad we’ve gotten past that,” Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said just ahead of a vote.The vote to end the filibuster was 81-18, clearing the way for passage of the stopgap spending bill.

The House was expected to pass the bill later Monday, which would end the shutdown after three days.The breakthrough came after Mr. McConnell said he would allow the Senate to conduct a freewheeling immigration debate in February, unless they come to a deal before then on how to handle the Dreamers.Democrats touted that procedural commitment as a major victory, predicting they’ll emerge victorious from that immigration debate.

Source: Dems give up shutdown fight – Washington Times
 Posted by at 1:41 pm

Supreme Court blocks redrawing of North Carolina congressional maps

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Jan 192018
 
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday blocked a lower court’s order for North Carolina to rework its congressional map because Republicans violated the Constitution by drawing electoral districts intended to maximize their party’s chances of winning.

The conservative-majority court granted a bid by Republican legislators in North Carolina to suspend the Jan. 9 order by a federal court panel in Greensboro that gave the Republican-controlled General Assembly until Jan. 24 to come up with a new map for U.S. House of Representatives districts.

Two liberal justices, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor, objected to the high court’s action

The Supreme Court’s decision to stay the order reduces the chance that the current district lines will be altered ahead of the November mid-term congressional elections. The court offered no reason for its decision.

The three-judge panel ruled that the Republican-drawn districts violated the U.S. Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection under the law by intentionally hobbling the electoral strength of non-Republican voters. Two of the three judges also said the plan ran afoul of the Constitution’s First Amendment by discriminating based on political belief and association.

Those judges on Tuesday refused to put the ruling on hold.

North Carolina’s congressional maps were challenged in two lawsuits by more than two dozen Democratic voters, the North Carolina Democratic Party and other groups.

Under current North Carolina congressional boundaries, Republicans won 10 of the 13 House districts in 2016, despite getting just 53 percent of the statewide vote.

The Supreme Court is currently examining two other cases from Wisconsin and Maryland involving claims that electoral districts were manipulated to keep the majority party in power in a manner that violated voters’ constitutional rights. That practice is called partisan gerrymandering.

In the Wisconsin case, Democratic voters are challenging Republican-drawn legislative districts. In the Maryland case, Republicans are claiming Democratic lawmakers drew a congressional district in a way that would prevent a Republican candidate from winning.

The North Carolina dispute centers on a congressional redistricting plan adopted by the Republican-led legislature in 2016. The Republican lawmaker in charge of the plan said it was crafted to favor his party because he thinks “electing Republicans is better than electing Democrats.”

“But that is not a choice the Constitution allows legislative mapdrawers to make,” the lower court said in unanimously striking down the plan.

  Source: Supreme Court blocks redrawing of North Carolina congressional maps
 Posted by at 10:36 am

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