North Carolina–(ENEWSPF)–December 5, 2016
North Carolina Republican Gov. Pat McCrory has conceded the gubernatorial race to Democrat Roy Cooper in a stunning outcome for an election that held few bright spots for Democrats. In a video message released Monday, McCrory said he wanted to “respect” what he saw to be the “ultimate outcome” of the election.
“I personally believe that the majority of our citizens have spoken and we now should do everything we can to support the 75th governor of North Carolina, Roy Cooper.”
McCrory’s defeat was first and foremost a referendum on the disastrous anti-LGBTQ law he signed into law earlier this year that made North Carolina a pariah to business and sporting events alike. Within weeks of McCrory signing the law, PayPal announced that it was scrapping a planned expansion into the state, providing the first in a string of perpetually negative headlines for the Tar Heel State throughout the rest of the year.
Toward the beginning of election night, the state GOP sent out a statement celebrating another discriminatory effort signed into law by McCrory—the state’s sweeping voter suppression measure that was ultimately struck down as unconstitutional. “North Carolina Obama Coalition Crumbling,” bragged the statement.
It’s perfectly fitting that Durham County, which is 40 percent African American, ultimately provided the vote margin that defeated McCrory. Congrats NC GOP!
McCrory video below.
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