RALEIGH – So the Democrat running as a Republican for the N.C. Supreme Court, who says his mission is an independent judiciary without part labels, says he will drop out of the race if he loses the lawsuit he filed to restore his dishonest party label.
State Supreme Court candidate Chris Anglin has offered to withdraw from the race if the courts don’t restore his affiliation as a Republican to the Nov. 6 general election ballot.
Via a hand-delivered letter, he informed the State Board of Elections Wednesday of his conditional withdrawal.
From the Carolina Journal:
“Anglin hand-delivered a conditional candidate withdrawal notice Wednesday, Aug. 8, to the N.C. Bipartisan State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement. The conditional withdrawal comes two days after he filed a lawsuit against the General Assembly and won a temporary restraining order in the case.
“While I firmly believe and intend to prove in court the legislature’s action is an unconstitutional violation of my rights, in the unlikely circumstance that the courts allow it to go into effect, I will not allow my party designation to be misrepresented on the ballot and aid their efforts to rig this election,” Anglin said in a written statement to Carolina Journal.
“Thus, I have informed the State Board of Elections of my conditional withdrawal if I am not listed on the ballot as I intended when I filed,” Anglin said.”
Basically, if Anglin and his Democratic enablers cannot follow through with their plan to trick some Republican voters, siphon votes from the REAL Republican Justice Barbara Jackson, and thereby hand the race to the Democrat candidate, social justice warrior Anita Earls, he is taking his ball and going home.
Because if he is listed with out a party label there is a chance he soaks up votes that would otherwise go to Anita Earls, and they can’t have that happen.
It is all so rich considering Anglin’s (and his campaign adviser’s) emphasizing of an independent judiciary that should nit be subject to party labels. If he doesn’t get HIS party label, he is dropping out.
Yesterday I notified @NCSBE that if I have to run as unaffiliated, I will be withdrawing from the race. I will not let #NCGA use me as a pawn in their efforts to make @NCCourts a division of the legislature. They are afraid of an independent judiciary and should be. #ncpol https://t.co/NBgRURadvh
— Chris Anglin (@anglin4justice) August 9, 2018
The entire narrative from the Left that they are interested in an independent judiciary is as a transparent a lie as Anglin’s Republican affiliation. In his above tweet, he says the legislature should be afraid of an ‘independent’ judiciary, but we know that Republicans would never have a good reason to be afraid of a judiciary that is honest to goodness independent and interested in performing their constitutional;y designated function.
The only reason the (Republican) General Assembly should be afraid of the judiciary, as Anglin asserts they should, is if it is populated with progressive Leftists with no regard for the constitution which they are assigned to interpret.
Democrats (like Anglin) want Democrats on the bench, preferably ones far to the Left and willing to engage in the kind of judicial activism that helps advance their agenda irregardless of their minority status in the legislature. The Anglin Stunt is their (admittedly clever, if not unethical) way of getting one of those justices onto the state supreme court.
The next court hearing is Monday, so stay tuned. There’s no telling how comical the next scene will be.