North Carolina Right to Life celebrates the many great Election Night victories

Pro-Life Senator Richard Burr (R-NC)

Pro-Life Senator Richard Burr (R-NC)

Because North Carolina is one of the key swing states, determining who wins or loses the Presidency and affects the balance of power in the Congress, there was intense focus this election cycle on the Tar Heel state.

When the news media called North Carolina for the pro-life presidential ticket of Donald Trump and Mike Pence, there was a collective cheer from all of the Trump/Pence supporters in the state and the nation. The results in our state would portend what would happen the rest of the night with key states going for Trump/Pence to eventually catapult Trump over the 270 mark to be elected our 45th president.

After the media call for Trump, pro-life Senator Richard Burr (R) was declared the winner of his re-election race. His challenger was Deborah Ross (D), the former head the state ACLU and a former state House Representative who led efforts to stop our pro-life legislation.

As Burr’s lead grew through the night, it became apparent that North Carolina would help ensure that the Republicans retain control of the U.S. Senate and a pro-life majority would control the direction of the U.S. Senate.

On the House side, North Carolina has 13 members of the House of Representatives. How did we do?

All of the 9 pro-life incumbents, Reps. George Holding (R), Walter Jones (R), Virginia Foxx (R), Mark Walker (R), David Rouzer (R), Richard Hudson (R), Robert Pittenger (R), Patrick McHenry (R), and Mark Meadows (R), won re-election. And newcomer pro-life Ted Budd (R) won the newly re-drawn 13th Congressional district.

“These successes,” said Barbara Holt “are due in large part to the work that National Right to Life did in getting the pro-life vote out in North Carolina for these candidates.” Holt, president of North Carolina Right to Life, added. “We are delighted that we could join our efforts to those of National Right to Life to ensure the solid pro-life majority of our delegation to the Congress and the election of Donald Trump and Mike Pence.”

North Carolina’s race for Governor has yet to be decided but our current pro-life Governor Pat McCrory (R) is trailing Roy Cooper (D), North Carolina’s Attorney General. However, there are provisional ballots to count and the investigation of the late discovery of over 90,000 ballots in heavily democrat Durham well after the polls closed. This race and some others will not be decided until November 18.

Dan Forest (R) our pro-life Lt. Governor easily won re-election and becomes the first Republican to ever be re-elected Lt. Governor in our state.

Republicans also won enough seats in the North Carolina state House and state Senate to have super majorities, ensuring they will be in a position to overcome the vetoes of whoever the next governor is.

All of these wins are great victories for LIFE because they mean pro-life majorities from the White House and the Congress to State House!

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