CHAPEL HILL/CARRBORO – In many places across North Carolina, the unearthing of political donations to Donald Trump wouldn’t be cause for scandal in local school board races. Orange County — and the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Public School District specifically — is not one of those places.
A man running for the local school board in Chapel Hill has chosen to drop out of the race due to the negative backlash from reports that he donated to President Donald Trump several times. The man is a Democrat, and in Chapel Hill those Trump donations are apparently a disqualifier.
From the News & Observer:
“[…] Chapel Hill resident Louis Tortora is a former English teacher and marketing professional who touted his volunteer work in education, including as a former co-chair of the Phillips Middle School School Improvement Team; a former board member of Children’s PressLine, a New York City youth journalism program; and with the Teacher Assistant-to-Teach program.
He also has worked as a tutor at Ephesus Elementary School, according to his campaign, and has led fundraising campaigns and donated over $130,000 in resources and equipment to schools and students. […]
State voter registration records show Tortora is a registered Democrat.
However, Federal Election Commission records show a Chapel Hill resident named Louis Tortora made four contributions totaling $650 to Trump’s campaign since 2016. The contributions include $150 donated in February and March of this year.
It is not unusual for voters who do not align with the Democratic Party to register as a Democrat in Orange County, where the party holds a solid majority over Republicans.
The information about Tortora’s earlier donations to the Trump campaign was brought to light by local activists and some members of the Hate-Free Schools Coalition, according to Facebook and Twitter posts. […]”
The Far Left Democrats in Chapel Hill demand conformity to the accepted dogma, that Trump and anything related to him equates to hate and bigotry. As such, the candidate’s Trump donations are blasphemous and make him equally taboo, regardless of whatever qualifications this man had to serve the kids in his school district.
While many wondered what would become of the Republican Party after the advent of Trump, all indications — from the local level to the national debate stage — are that it is the Democratic Party that is destroying itself in a fit of Trump Derangement Syndrome.
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