Hallelujah–Pat McCrory Is Defeated!
North Carolina GOP Gov. Pat McCrory has conceded the governor’s race to Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper, almost a full month after Election Day.
The contentious race dragged into a weeks-long canvassing of the state, as provisional and absentee ballots were tabulated. But Cooper’s margin of victory continued to creep up, from about 5,000 votes on Election Day to over 10,000 today.
This is great news!
In the races for governor across the nation there was no other sitting incumbent I wanted to see removed more than Pat McCrory. Cooper had made this race extremely competitive and the poll numbers showed something between a tie and a comfortable lead for the challenger. The problem that the very unpopular McCrory faced were all those educated voters in the suburbs and urban areas who thought he was just dreadful. The transgender bathroom matter was pure bigotry. It allowed the whole state to be stained as bigots as a result. The fine folks of North Carolina wanted to be viewed differently when it came to this race.