Just so you know, Roy Cooper’s lead over Pat McCrory has extended to over 6,600 votes. Meanwhile, McCrory is trying to challenge the results in 52 of North Carolina’s 100 counties.
There are still 60,000 provisional ballots and thousands more absentee ballots that have remained sealed since Election Day.
North Carolina has perhaps the most interesting statewide results of this election season. McCrory could just demand a recount since the distance remains under 10,000 votes, but McCrory is alleging voter fraud in all of these 52 counties. Even Republican election officials are calling BS on his campaign’s accusations. #ncpol
Hardly anyone in North Carolina is willing to guess when their excruciatingly close governor’s race will be resolved. A Friday deadline came and went with Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper’s unofficial advantage growing to about 6,600 votes over Republican Gov. Pat McCrory, from nearly 4.7 million cast.
McCrory is fighting for his political life in a battleground state that Donald Trump and Republican Sen. Richard Burr won by relatively comfortable margins.
After endless legal battles over how, when and where people can vote, they’re fighting now over whether to count 60,000 provisional ballots and thousands more absentee ballots that have remained sealed since Election Day.