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Hallelujah–Pat McCrory Is Defeated!

December 5, 2016

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.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Mark E. Bye permalink
    December 6, 2016 9:42 AM

  2. December 5, 2016 5:49 PM

    That is exactly what James said when I told him this morning! Nomination for sure!

  3. Solly permalink
    December 5, 2016 3:29 PM

    from my understanding, McCrory was a relative moderate (for North Carolina) as Mayor of Charlotte and Governor. Like many moderate republicans, he cast his lot with the bigots and the intellectual lilliputians, in the hopes that he could throw a little red meat to them, and stave off a challenge or threat from the right. So what if you threaten and sacrifice the safety and rights of a few of your citizens. This is a rare and welcome bright spot from the elections. But I wouldn’t be surprised if he ends up with an appointment from the Donald. Maybe head of the Office of Civil Rights.

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