#ncpol: The NC Constitution Party’s coming-out party

There’s a fresh freckled face in town.  (And she isn’t named Alice.)

The North Carolina Constitution Party has qualified for access on the November ballot.  That means some locales in the state may have FIVE choices in November (Democrat, Republican, Green, Libertarian, and now Constitution).

The NCCP is announcing its intention to hold a nominating convention to determine its general election candidates on June 16 in Charlotte.  The linked page offers up quite a few hoops you need to jump through in order to be considered.

You’ve got to sign a Core Values pledge — promising to support the party platform throughout your tenure as a party representative.  There are also demands for candidate résumès, letters of recommendation, and proof of citizenship.  There are also disclosure forms seeking to know if prospective candidates have ever been convicted of a crime or punished for professional misconduct or malfeasance.

It looks like a pretty serious process.


10 comments for “#ncpol: The NC Constitution Party’s coming-out party

  1. Yond
    May 18, 2018 at 9:38 pm

    They need to keep their bank deposit tickets handy. The Soros money will flow in like water.

  2. Ray Leary
    May 20, 2018 at 8:05 pm

    Contributions do not win elections, candidates do, especially those that pledge their allegiance to the US and NC Constitutions.

  3. May 21, 2018 at 10:43 am

    I submit the Constitution Party should consider requiring incumbents seeking re-election to provide a sworn affidavit affirming they have never cast a vote in defiance of the party platform.

    Richard Carter Jr

    • Toxhandler
      May 21, 2018 at 3:44 pm

      They should also enact a closed primary, and decree nomination for candidacy by convention of delegates prior to even being allowed on a primary ballot.

    • john steed
      May 21, 2018 at 7:45 pm

      The Republican Party ought to do that TOO.

      • Toxhandler
        May 22, 2018 at 5:10 pm

        We’ve pushed for that for many years, or at least for closed primaries and they wouldn’t even allow that. Just one of the many circumstances that drove the formation of a new Party.

        • J.P. Jones
          May 22, 2018 at 10:39 pm

          I remember the fight for closed primaries while I was on the executive committee. What a bitter and costly loss.

          I wonder how many party activists realize how precariously positioned the NCGOP is at this time.

  4. john steed
    May 22, 2018 at 7:56 am

    Those in control of the GOP in Raleigh keep acting like they have a death wish for the party, like this blunder:


    The best recruiters for the Constitution Party are the stupid dolts running the GOP and pissing on our base.

  5. Peter Lonergan
    May 23, 2018 at 1:21 pm

    Yes they should have to be part of the primary process to add someone to the general election. Not a nomination process. That kind of thinking would have saved Republicans in primaries a lot of money, but denied others their right to contest, and we are not for that. 2020 is soon enough.

  6. Adam
    May 23, 2018 at 2:16 pm

    A lot of Republicans I have talked with recently are genuinely excited about the new Constitution Party. If NC GOP leaders do not wake up soon, I predict thousands of Republican activists are going to defect. I’m hearing a lot of talk along these lines. The Constitution Party is doing everything right. Grassroots Republicans are very dissatisfied right now.

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