We in North Carolina vote for Supreme Court June 7 (early voting has started). I have two friends, Sabra Faires, an Independent, and Bob Edmunds, a Republican, on the ballot. Meanwhile, the state Democratic apparatus is behind a third candidate,
I’m a Democrat, but this election is officially nonpartisan. I’m for Sabra, not just because, like me, she’s a tax lawyer and former legislative staffer. I’d add some of the reasons listed by the Charlotte Observer and the AFL-CIO. The Republicans in the Legislature tried to make this a retention election — an up or down vote on my friend Bob. Sabra challenged this unconstitutional shenanigan in court, and won. More power to her.