Join Mark Uncapher and the Direct Line team as they welcome Jim Shalleck President of the Montgomery County Board of Elections and Governor Pat McCrory of North Caroline (2012 – 2016).
Jim Shalleck, President of the Montgomery County Board of Elections, will inform us on what you can expect from the first mail-in Maryland Primary, June 2, 2020 election. Jim will let you know when you can expect to get your ballot in the mail and what to do if you don’t receive one.
Pat McCrory was the 74th Governor of North Carolina from 2013 to 2017. Previously, he was the 53rd Mayor of Charlotte from 1995 to 2009 and served on the United States Homeland Security Advisory Council from 2002 to 2006.
In 2013, McCrory signed a repeal of the Racial Justice Act of 2009, which allowed the use of broad statistics as evidence of racial bias during the appeal of a death sentence. In 2016, McCrory came to national attention after signing the Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act (“HB2”). Among other provisions, HB2 prevented local governing bodies from establishing their own anti-discrimination statutes. It declared that in government buildings, individuals may use only the restrooms that correspond to the sex on their birth certificates, preventing transgender people who have not altered their birth certificates from using the restroom consistent with their gender identity. The United States Department of Justice, in addition to several private citizens, filed lawsuits against McCrory and the state regarding HB2. Over 100 corporations voiced their opposition to HB2, notably to the elements that limited protections to LGBT individuals. Economists have estimated that HB2 negatively impacted GDP in the state of North Carolina by an amount between $450 and $630 million, along with over a thousand new jobs.