RALEIGH – Not long after the Republican majority of the N.C. General Assembly overrode Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of Senate Bill 3, which spoiled attorney Chris Anglin’s and his fellow Democrats’ plans to foil a supreme court race, Anglin has filed suit against the Republican leadership on Jones Street. In the suit he demands to be listed as a Republican.
“North Carolina Supreme Court candidate Chris Anglin filed a lawsuit against the Republican leadership of the General Assembly on Monday, accusing them of trying to misrepresent him on the ballot, according to his lawyer.
Republican leaders are concerned that Anglin, who is running as a Republican but is a former Democrat, could siphon votes away from incumbent Republican Justice Barbara Jackson, who’s facing a tough re-election battle against Democratic challenger Anita Earls.
Senate Bill 3 would remove the Republican party label from Anglin’s name on the ballot, as well as from three other candidates for lower court seats who hadn’t been registered with their current party for at least 90 days when they filed.
“I didn’t make, break or change the rules, just followed them. Even children understand changing the rules in the middle of an election is wrong. What the Legislature has done is a violation of my Constitutional rights. This lawsuit is the next step in my fight to stand up for an independent judiciary,” Anglin said in a press release.”
To say Anglin is “a former Democrat” would be like a person polishing off a pack of cigarettes and five seconds later, with smoke still lingering, introducing themself as a former smoker.
To double down on similes, Anglin wryly saying that he merely followed the rules is a like a mischievous child that has found a loophole to cover an act he knows is clearly wrong.
Anglin was a registered Democrat just days before filing; His campaign manager, Perry Woods, is a Democratic Strategist; his campaign talking points are all Democrat rhetoric; and, his biggest defenders are the Leftists that planted him there in the first place.
It is so transparent what Anglin and his Democratic henchmen are doing that even liberal Metro-Paper editorial boards are calling the Party out for such blatant shenanigans.
Can you imagine if Republicans had done this, what the Left would be saying about “stealing elections” and “trampling on Democracy”?
Senate leader Phil Berger pointed out that the new law prevents such games on both sides of the aisle.
“Candidates for office shouldn’t be permitted to switch party affiliation at the last possible minute. The most obvious reason for doing so is to split the vote from one party to benefit the other party, and that type of shenanigans – from Democrats or Republicans – has no place in our state.”
For all the emphasis the Left puts on voting, they sure to like to oppose efforts that establish integrity in the election process.