North Carolina voters: kill these five amendments on November 6
Raleigh — On November 6, North Carolina voters will do everything in their election except elect a governor.
There are six amendments and five of them are nothing more than GOP power grabs.
Let’s begin with the Voter Suppression Amendment.
The Republican Party across the board, from California to Florida, has been actively suppressing legal voters with ID laws and the like. This amendment would suppress 300,000 North Carolina voters instantly, and millions more for years to come. Aiken Area Progressive recommends a vote of NO on the amendment.
Next, we go to the Guns Everywhere amendment.
This amendment would allow for guns everywhere, similar in scope to Georgia state law. If you want to shoot humans — even babies, it would be a-ok under this amendment. Aiken Area Progressive recommends a vote of NO on the amendment.
Now, we go to the Strip Governor of All Power Amendment.
This amendment would render the Governor of North Carolina completely useless and would destroy the separation of powers. The GOP gerrymandered legislature would then have the ability to appoint radical cronies to every state board. This is the amendment that had all three living former GOP governors blasting it, with Pat McCrory additionally telling the state’s GOP to win the governor’s race if they want to appoint the state boards. Aiken Area Progressive recommends a vote of NO on the amendment.
Then, we go to another raw power grab of an amendment, the Stack the Courts with Judicial Activists amendment.
This amendment would give Phil Berger the power to fill all judicial vacancies with conservative activist judges. Aiken Area Progressive recommends a vote of NO on the amendment.
Finally, we go to the Income Tax Cap Amendment.
This particular amendment’s proposed purpose sounds good, but it really is not. Income taxes help with our highway infrastructure, with emergencies and with education, just to name a few benefits. Besides, this amendment would negatively affect anyone who makes under a quarter million dollars, which is roughly 96% of all North Carolinians. Do not be fooled by the benefits of this amendment — Aiken Area Progressive recommends a vote of NO on the amendment.
The Victim’s Rights Amendment is the sixth one on the ballot and is the only one not being recommended for or against by AAP. We do not know what is true and what is false, so, we are recommending no action for or against this amendment.