Election 2020 is already underway! With expanded early voting and mail-in ballot options in many states due to the Covid-19 pandemic, for many Americans Election Day will take place well before November 3rd. For example, voters in the key battleground state of North Carolina are already receiving their ballots to vote for President, Senate, and all the way down the ballot.
While there may be changes to how you vote this year, the objective remains the same for those of us who support the right to life: We must elect leaders who will protect life.
North Carolina is a must-win for pro-life President Donald Trump and pro-life Vice President Mike Pence. The Tar Heel State has 15 electoral votes up for grabs. A poll released by WRAL and Survey USA this week has the pro-abortion team of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris race in a dead heat with Trump-Pence, each with 47%.
Here is a valuable resource to share with your pro-life friends and family: Compare the candidates and see where they stand on key pro-life issues.
North Carolina is also a key battleground in the fight for control of the U.S. Senate. Currently Republicans hold 53 of 100 seats. Pro-life incumbent Sen. Thom Tillis (R) is facing a challenge from pro-abortion Democrat Cal Cunningham.
Sen. Tillis is endorsed by National Right to Life and maintained a 100% pro-life voting record in his first term in the Senate. Recent polling has given a slight edge to Cunningham, underscoring how important every vote is going to be in this race. Compare the Senate candidates here and share with your pro-life friends and family.
North Carolina also has an important race for Governor. Incumbent Gov. Roy Cooper (D) is pro-abortion and has been a roadblock to key pro-life legislative proposals in the state. His position is so extreme that he even vetoed a bill to protect unborn babies who can feel pain from late abortions. In contrast, pro-life Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Forest will sign bills to protect unborn children.
Although races for state Attorneys General often take a backseat, the importance of these races cannot be overstated. Far too many pro-life laws across the country have failed to go into effect due to the efforts of pro-abortion attorneys general who refuse to defend them in court when these laws were challenged by pro-abortion groups. North Carolina voters have the chance to elect District Attorney Jim O’Neill, who is committed to defending the pro-life laws passed by the elected representatives of North Carolina.
Also, on the ballot is every member of the North Carolina delegation to the House of Representatives. Democrats led by pro-abortion Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi currently have control of the U.S. House. Due to the outcome of a court case over redistricting, it is expected that North Carolina will lose at least two pro-life House seats to pro-abortion Democrats.
But there are also some opportunities! Please consult National Right to Life’s list of Congressional endorsements and cast your vote to reclaim the House from Nancy Pelosi and her pro-abortion allies.
If you are not registered to vote or have recently moved to a new state, please make sure you are registered by the deadline. Register to vote here.
Please vote like life depends on it…because it does.
LifeNews Note: Karen Cross is the political director for the National Right to Life Committee.