FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
NCGOP to Present Evidence in Federal
Court of NAACP & Democrat Leader Use of Voter Suppression
RALEIGH, NC — The North Carolina GOP will present evidence in a federal courtMonday at 1:00 PM in Greensboro of Democrat voter intimidation, including evidence of a leader in the Lee County Democrat Party calling on their supporters to bring weapons, like baseball bats to polling sites.
As reported by the Sanford Herald, Lee County Democrat Party Vice Chair, Mrs. Margaret Murchison went on Facebook in an attempt to stop voter information from being distributed about veterans running for office. Mrs. Murchison suggested that members of her party should bring baseball bats to “nip this in the bud.”
The Sanford Herald reports: Murchison’s post was referring to a sample ballot that is being handed out at the polls that highlights the military veterans running for office. The post read: “cheap psychology is being used and some voters don’t know any better and think the culprit is being sincere. We need enough volunteers at both sites and also on Election day to NIP THIS IN THE BUD even if a baseball bat is necessary.”
The NCGOP will argue in court that these published threats have an intimidating and corrosive effect on North Carolina voters and our voting process.
The NCGOP will also present evidence that these threats have a magnified effect after a string of violent attacks on North Carolina Republican Offices across the state.
Dr. Ada Fisher, Life Member of the NAACP and NC Republican National Committeewoman called on Dr. Reverend William Barber, President of the NC NAACP and NC Democrat Chairwoman Patsy Keever to denounce this act of voter intimidation and suppression and to suspend Mrs. Murchison from all NAACP and Democrat sponsored election activities.
“Comments like these serve to suppress and intimidate voters and can incite violence. The problem with NAACP Leaders and Democrats encouraging people to bring baseball bats to the polls, is people may bring baseball bats to the polls,” Dr. Fisher said.
Mrs. Margaret Murchison, who encouraged bringing a “baseball bat if necessary,” to the polls was named Lee County NAACP Woman of the year.
United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina:
Monday, November 7, 2016, at 1 p.m. in Courtroom 3, Greensboro.
JUDGE CATHERINE C. EAGLES
If you ever wanted to make a difference and be involved, volunteering to hand out our Republican Party Voter Guides at a Precinct on Nov. 8th is a great way. We have 21 precincts in Caldwell County and we are trying to have at least 3 people at each location handing them out. The issue is that there is no straight party voting so each person needs to know who the judges are and who are the Republican party candidates. I can’t even imagine what will happen to our great state of North Carolina if Bob Edmonds is replaced by another liberal Democrat. That bathroom bill possibly will become law of our State for one thing. Never will we see voter ID. Please contact Steve Bogdan to volunteer to help out on Nov. 8th. Any hours between 6:30am until 7:30pm will help so others working can take a break. Party after 7:30 at our headquarters.
For more information call the GOP at 828-758-4460
Email the CCRP at firstname.lastname@example.org
God Bless America!
The Values Voter Bus will be in Lenoir at Republican Party Headquarters tomorrow Tuesday October 18, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. passing out voter guides. Congressman Mark Meadows may be there as well. Details are not finalized at this time.
PLEASE COME AND GIVE THEM SOME SUPPORT!
The upcoming election is the most important in our lifetime. The presidential race isn’t about personalities—both candidates are flawed. What it really comes down to is the appointment of Supreme Court justices. The Supreme Court is the most powerful body of decision makers in our nation, and they serve life terms. Their beliefs matter. Many of the things they rule on are important to God—including issues like abortion, the definition of marriage, and religious freedoms. The next president of the United States will immediately appoint one Supreme Court justice and may appoint up to a total of five while in office. The justices who are appointed will impact the direction of our country for the next hundred years. I urge everyone to research who the candidates say they will nominate for the highest court in the land.
I am sure you would agree that our nation is in serious trouble. But I firmly believe that if Christians will fervently pray and get involved in the political process, God can use us to make a difference. It is critical that God’s people vote and let the Christian voice be heard in America. Our only hope is Almighty God.
I am reminded of when Esther, in the Bible, had to take action at a critical time in her nation’s history. If she had stayed silent, it would have been the end for God’s people—but she had an opportunity to speak up. Esther’s relative Mordecai told her, “If you keep silent at this time, relief and deliverance will rise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” (Esther 4:14, ESV).
Esther was there “for such a time as this.” She took a stand. Will we as Christians do the same? I have been going to all 50 states this year with the Decision America Tour, holding prayer rallies on the steps of every capitol and urging people to pray, to vote, and to engage in the political process at all levels. If we don’t vote, we may lose America as we know it for our children and grandchildren.
The church must rise up “for such a time as this.” Are we willing to risk it all to speak up for what is right?
Christians need to research the candidates—local, state, and national—and see who will most support Biblical values. We have listed both the Democratic and the Republican platforms on our website so you can read them for yourselves. Go to DecisionAmericaTour.com and share that information with others.
As important as the national election is, don’t think the November elections are only about a president. Could you imagine if the majority of your city or county council, or the school board, were men and women of God—would that have an impact on your community? You bet it would! How about the mayors? Every race on the ballot matters—including members of Congress, governors, and all the state and local offices.
At every Decision America Tour prayer rally in every state, I have also shared the Gospel and invited people to give their lives to Jesus Christ in a prayer of repentance and faith. Thousands of people have let us know they prayed that prayer. That has been incredible, and we give God all the glory.
We have a powerful new My Hope film called Decisions, which captures some of these stories of lives changed by Almighty God. During the 30-minute program, I share the message of the Gospel and invite viewers to receive Jesus as Savior. I would love for you to have a free copy and use it in your church or in your own home to reach others with the Good News that can change their lives for eternity. It’s available to you at no charge. If you have not yet asked us to reserve a DVD copy for you, do so by visiting BillyGraham.org/DecisionsDVD today.
So many across our nation need to hear the Gospel, and not just in the capital cities where we have been with the Decision America Tour this year. In 2017 we will begin focusing on saturating different regions of the country with the unchanging truth of the Gospel. I feel I should go to the smaller cities that might not have had this type of outreach in the past.
This is something God has laid on my heart, and I ask you to pray with us as we put plans together. I believe that time is short, and there are only two destinations for a person’s soul—Heaven or Hell.
I feel an urgency to share the Good News with as many as possible before God’s clock runs out. People need to hear and respond to the same message that the Apostle Peter preached in Jerusalem: “Repent therefore, and turn back, that your sins may be blotted out” (Acts 3:19, ESV).
In November I will be going to Myanmar (formerly called Burma) to preach the Gospel. Will you pray with me for an outpouring of God’s Holy Spirit in that land to touch and transform lives as His Word is preached?
Last weekend, my son Will was in Scotland to hold a five-day evangelistic Crusade called a Celebration of Hope in the coastal town of Peterhead, with satellite gatherings in other towns. Pray for people in Scotland who made life-changing decisions to begin a relationship with the Savior.
REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE LIST
REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES FOR 2016 STATEWIDE JUDICIAL RACES
– FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2016 –CHARLOTTE, NC
Donald J. Trump
Charlotte Convention Center
Donald J. Trump will hold a rally at the Charlotte Convention Center.
Doors open at 4:00pm.
First presidential debate
Moderator: Lester Holt,