After several weeks of recounts and voter fraud accusations, the McCrory campaign has just conceded the 2016 NC Governor’s Election to attorney general Roy Cooper.
In a video uploaded to Twitter and Youtube, the current governor states, “despite continued questions that should be answered regarding the voting process, I personally believe that the majority of our citizens have spoken, and we now should everything we can to support the 75th governor of North Carolina, Roy Cooper.”
Today, Governor McCrory released the following video message on the 2016 election results. pic.twitter.com/e65DTFaZ6l
— NC Governor's Office (@GovOfficeNC) December 5, 2016
According to the most recent NC Governor election results, Roy Cooper received 2,309,190 votes (49.02%), Pat McCrory received 2,298,927 votes (48.80%), and Lon Cecil received 102,986 votes (2.19%). In Mecklenburg county, the results were 297,129 for Cooper (63.27%), 160,501 for McCrory (34.18%), and 11,975 for Cecil (2.55%).
Roy Cooper, a Democrat, will now control the top position in our state, while Republicans will maintain super majorities in both NC legislative chambers.
McCrory is the only North Carolina governor to lose their first re-election bid. He lost much of his support after signing and continuing to support, the i77 toll road contract and HB2.
How do you feel about Roy Cooper becoming our next Governor?