Mark Robinson, the Republican candidate for North Carolina Lieutenant Governor, has been projected to have won the race by several local news outlets. Robinson, a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment, will become the first Black man in the state to be elected to the office.
🚨 BREAKING NEWS: Yvonne Lewis Holley, Democratic candidate for Lt Governor tells me she just called and conceded the race. Republican Mark Robinson will be North Carolina’s first Black Lt. Governor. #ElectionNight @ABC11_WTVD pic.twitter.com/qfP8CsOzII
— Tim Pulliam (@TimABC11) November 4, 2020
According to The Charlotte Observer, Robinson overcame Democratic state Rep. Yvonne Lewis Holley—a Black woman who also would have won the honor of being the state’s first Black lieutenant governor—52% to 48%.
Robinson, a Greensboro native, first made waves back in 2018 when he addressed the Greensboro City Council with pro-gun remarks.
“It seems like every time we have one of these shootings… you wanna turn around and restrict my right… to buy a firearm,” Robinson told the council at the time. “I’m here to stand up for the law-abiding citizens of this community.”
Robinson, who describes himself on Twitter as a “Conservative Pro Constitution, Anti-Socialist, Patriot” vows on his campaign site to “fight for the life of the unborn, end indoctrination in schools, defend the 2nd Amendment, make NC the Gold standard for veterans care, and stand up for our law enforcement.”
“I come from a poverty-stricken background with all the strikes against me and succeeded at this level,” Robinson said of his victory. “I think it should give every American, no matter what color or what gender, a hope that they too can succeed in this great place.”
Praise God for this tremendous victory for the people of North Carolina!
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