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Third Party Power grab in North Carolina’s two vacant Congressional Districts?


North Carolina will hold two special elections for it’s two vacant House Seats. One for it’s Third Congressional District, which has been left vacant after the passing of Paleolibertarian Representative Walter B Jones, which will be held on September 10th. As well as one in the highly contested Ninth District, which will be held on November 5th. While the 3rd Disrrict is expected to say Republican and the 9th District has had speculation that McCready will win, the mainstream media has once again chosen to downplay the plethora of Third Party Candidates running in both districts, So I took it upon myself to inform you about them.

In the 3rd District we have Tim Harris running as a Libertarian. Harris has previously run for NC’s Second State Senate Senate in 2018 getting 1,894 Votes. His Campaign Facebook can be found here. Competing against him for the Libertarian Nomination is Veteran and Cyber-security expert Shannon Bray. Although he filed with the FEC to run under the “Liberal Party”, he later clarified he’s running as a Libertarian, His campaign website can be found here. Another candidate running in the 3rd District is Greg Holt, who is running with the Constitution Party. Not much is known about him as he does not have an official presence, though his candidacy much like David Fillian’s in 2018 will help the Constitution Party retain ballot access.

In the 9th District we have Jeff Scott who ran as a Libertarian in the 2018 election. Scott’s last run even had the endorsement of Christian Cano, the Progressive who challenged McCready in the primary, his campaign FaceBook can be found here. And lastly we have Loran Allen Smith, who has filed to run as a Green. Smith has run for State Senate and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education in the past. Much like Robert Corriher in 2018, his candidacy will be used to help keep the Greens on the Ballot in 2020.

Will any of these candidates win, more than likely not, but their candidacies will help keep Third Parties on the Ballot.

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  1. Richard Winger Richard Winger March 10, 2019

    The Constitution Party and the Green Party are safely on the ballot in North Carolina in 2020. Parties in North Carolina cannot go off the ballot except in presidential election years. Whether they go off in November 2020 depends mostly on whether they can place their presidential nominee on the ballot in 2020 in at least 35 states. If they can, they automatically will stay on in North Carolina for 2022 and 2024. If they can’t, they probably will go off in November 2020 unless they should get 2% for president or governor.

  2. Fernando Mercado Fernando Mercado Post author | March 10, 2019

    Well the Constitution and Green Parties don’t have a choice, if they don’t no ballot access in 2020.

  3. Johno Johno March 10, 2019

    It’s great that the LP and CP are challenging open seats. Can’t win if there is no one running against D’s or R’s.

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