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President of the United States

What They Do: Commander in Chief of the military, oversees the national government, can sign or veto bills from Congress

About the Candidates
Do you support
raising taxes on people making over $250,000?
Do you support
protecting LGBTQ people from discrimination in housing, employment, and businesses like restaurants and taxis?
Do you support
making college free for students from families making less than $125,000?
Do you support
decriminalizing offenses that pose no safety threat and that have historically targeted Black and Brown communities?
Do you support
taking government action to reduce the pollution that causes global warming?
Do you support
offering a roadmap to citizenship to undocumented immigrants working and raising families in America?
Do you support
a woman's right to seek a safe, legal abortion?

Hillary Clinton

Democratic Party

Former Secretary of State, US Senator, Attorney.

Supported by

  • Senator Bernie Sanders
  • Planned Parenthood Action Fund
  • Service Employees International Union

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Jill Stein

Green Party

Doctor, Fmr Lexington Town Meeting Rep.

Supported by

  • Dr. Cornel West
  • Medea Benjamin
  • Marc Lamont Hill

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Gary Johnson

Libertarian Party

Former Governor of New Mexico.

Supported by

  • Marijuana Policy Project
  • Drew Carey
  • Former Gov. Jesse Ventura (I-MN)

No

Yes

No

Yes

No

No

Yes

Donald Trump

Republican Party

Real Estate Developer and Reality TV Star.

Supported by

  • American Energy Alliance
  • National Border Patrol Council
  • National Rifle Association

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

US Senator for North Carolina

What They Do: Write and decide whether national laws pass or fail, approve or block Supreme Court justices & other nominees.

About the Candidates
Do you support
raising taxes on people making over $250,000 per year?
Do you support
protecting LGBTQ people from discrimination in housing, employment, and businesses like restaurants and taxis?
Do you support
making college free for students from families making less than $125,000 per year?
Do you support
decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana?
Do you support
taking government action to reduce the pollution that causes global warming?
Do you support
offering a roadmap to citizenship to undocumented immigrants working and raising families in America?
Do you support
a woman’s right to seek a safe, legal abortion?

Deborah Ross

Democratic Party

Attorney & Former North Carolina State Assemblywoman

Supported by

  • Planned Parenthood Action Fund
  • Sierra Club
  • North Carolina Association of Educators

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Richard Burr

Republican Party

US Senator for North Carolina

Supported by

  • National Rifle Association
  • National Right to Life
  • Club for Growth

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

Governor of North Carolina

What They Do: Final, most powerful decider on what state policies become law. Grants pardons. Appoints state officials.

About the Candidates
Do you support
raising taxes on people making over $250,000 per year?
Do you support
protecting LGBTQ people from discrimination in housing, employment, and businesses like restaurants and taxis?
Do you support
making college free for students from families making less than $125,000 per year?
Do you support
decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana?
Do you support
taking government action to reduce the pollution that causes global warming?
Do you support
offering a roadmap to citizenship to undocumented immigrants working and raising families in America?
Do you support
a woman’s right to seek a safe, legal abortion?

Roy Cooper

Democratic Party

Attorney General of North Carolina

Supported by

  • North Carolina Association of Educators
  • Sierra Club
  • United Auto Workers

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Pat McCrory

Republican Party

Governor of North Carolina

Supported by

  • North Carolina Troopers Association
  • WalMart Inc. PAC
  • Associated Builders & Contractors of the Carolinas

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

North Carolina Supreme Court Justice

What They Do: Supreme Court Justices decide questions of law that have arisen in the lower courts and before state administrative agencies.

About the Candidates
Do you support
Spending public dollars for private and religious school vouchers
Do you support
Voter ID laws which would have required that voters show a form of ID before casting a ballot
Do you support
Receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign donations from big business and corporations

Robert Edmunds

Republican Party

Current Supreme Court Justice of North Carolina.

Supported by

  • North Carolina Troopers Association

Yes

Yes

Yes

Michael Morgan

Democratic Party

Superior Court Judge, 10th Judicial District.

Supported by

  • NC Sierra Club
  • Equality NC
  • NC Association of Educators

N/A

N/A

N/A

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