Robinson won the race two and a half years after giving a blistering pro-Second Amendment rights speech before the Greensboro City Council that went viral.
History was made in North Carolina last night.
Because so much attention was being paid to the presidential, gubernatorial, and U.S. Senate races here, the Lt. Governor’s race fell way under the radar. We saw next to no ads on it, and I don’t recall receiving a single mailer or robocall about it.
But it’s not under the radar anymore. Republican Mark Robinson decisively won the Lt. Governor’s race against his Democratic opponent Yvonne Lewis Holley. In doing so, Robinson becomes the state’s first African-American Lt. Governor:
? 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
As of this writing, Robinson has 2,773,751 votes to Lewis Holley’s 2,595,868. That’s a 177,883 vote difference. Even with the 117,000 outstanding absentee ballots still out there, obviously, it wouldn’t be enough to make up the difference for Lewis Holley, even if every one of them went for her.
He actually got more votes than President Trump and Lt. Gov. Dan Forest (who lost his race against Gov. Roy Cooper) did:
Republican Mark Robinson received 2.77 million votes to win the #NC Lt. Gov. race.
That's more than Trump (2.73 million) or Forest (2.56 million) got.
Because racism, or something.#NCpol
— Pete Kaliner (@PeteKaliner) November 4, 2020
Note: As of this writing, North Carolina has yet to declare winners in the presidential race between President Trump and Joe Biden and the Senate race between Sen. Thom Tillis and his Democratic challenger Cal Cunningham. Trump’s currently in the lead with around 77,000 votes, and Tillis currently leads with around 97,000 votes.
Robinson, a staunch defender of Second Amendment rights, became a conservative gun rights hero after a blistering four-minute speech he gave in front of the Greensboro City Council in April 2018.
Here’s a partial transcript of what he said at the time:
I’ve heard a whole lot of people here talking tonight about this group and that group, domestic violence, blacks. These minorities and that minority. What I want to know is, when are you all gonna start standing up for the majority? And here’s who the majority is. I’m the majority. I’m a law-abiding citizen who’s never shot anybody, never committed a felony. I’ve never done anything like that.
But it seems like every time we have one of these shootings, nobody wants to put the blame where it goes, which is at the shooter’s feet. You want to put it at my feet. You want to turn around and restrict my right, Constitutional right that’s spelled out in black and white, you want to restrict my right to buy a firearm and protect myself from some of the very people you’re talking about in here tonight. It’s ridiculous. I don’t think Rod Serling could come up with a better script.
Watch the full speech below:
Wow! Gun owner Mark Robinson of Greensboro NC sets his city council straight after they propose stopping gun shows in the Greensboro community:
"Every time we have one of these shootings, nobody wants to put the blame where it goes, which is at the shooter's feet." ? pic.twitter.com/GfJ6ct2Xwa
— Trevor ?? (@SoCal4Trump) April 6, 2018
Here we are, two and a half years later, and that guy is now the Lt. Gov.-Elect of the state of North Carolina. Even Democrats here last night were conceding how impressive that was.
Oh, and there was also this:
I guess Michael Bloomberg’s $10 m against Mark Robinson didn’t pay off. #ncpol
— Jim Blaine (@JimBlaine) November 4, 2020
Heh. Nope. Sure didn’t.
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