North Carolina’s Gov. Pat McCrory lost his bid for re-election on Nov. 8. But weeks later, McCrory still refuses to concede. Instead McCrory’s team has launched a misinformation campaign centered around lodging frivolous complaints against handfuls of voters in more than half of North Carolina counties — all to cast doubt on the election results.
The reason is simple: McCrory is trying to cast doubt on the legitimacy of the election. He and his team want to delay and delegitimize the election process to the point where it triggers a scenario which could repudiate the will of the voters and instead put the governor’s race in the hands of Republican lawmakers.
However, the reality is, in most cases:
- Republican-led county boards of elections are dismissing McCrory’s baseless protests.
- Innocent people are being falsely accused of casting ballots as felons.
- Citizens who cast ballots during early voting and then died before Election Day are being inaccurately described as fraudulent voters.
- Voters are being accused of casting ballots in two states, where minimal research reveals these charges of interstate voting are completely without merit.
Pat McCrory is attempting to defame our democracy for political gain. It’s time to tell McCrory to move on.