Election 2016

Voter Fraud Complaints Tossed Out in North Carolina

Pat McCrory
JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

For those who haven't been keeping tabs, Mister Bathroom Bill himself, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory, lost his bid for reelection this month but he has been challenging the results of the election ever since.

McCrory's campaign has contended that ineligible voters were illegally allowed to vote and tipped the election against him, but multiple Republican-controlled county election boards have now tossed out most of the complaints filed by the state GOP.

The nonprofit Democracy North Carolina, which has urged McCrory to halt the protests, analyzed criminal records and found that 18 of the 43 – nearly half – were wrongfully accused of being felons ineligible to vote. [...]

And in Guilford County, WXII News 12 reported last week that several voters there had been wrongly accused of voting in multiple states – including a 101-year-old World War II veteran who lives in a nursing home.

State GOP executive director Dallas Woodhouse, the piece of shit who has led the party's charge against voting rights, said he will continue filing complaints even if completely innocent people are caught in his crosshairs.

At this point in time, it seems likely that Rory Cooper's lead of 10,000 votes over McCrory will hold.

  • waspuppet

    “McCrory’s campaign has contended that ineligible voters were illegally allowed to vote and tipped the election against him, but multiple Republican-controlled county election boards have now tossed out most of the complaints filed by the state GOP.”

    You know, I understand why “Republican-controlled” is used in this sentence, but I hear it so often that I worry it’s becoming an imprimatur. “It’s a Republican talking, or a Republican-controlled board, so you KNOW they’re telling the truth!”

  • muselet

    “ncsteve”:

    Only a Republican could believe that Democrats would steal the election from McCrory but let Republicans take the Lt. Governorship, cement a veto-proof majority in the General Assembly and let Trump win the state’s presidential vote.

    Nothing to add, really.

    –alopecia

  • Oh, man! I can’t wait until President-elect Trump gets wind of this and starts sending angry Tweets calling McCrory a whiner and a loser. So sad!

    What? Silence? How can that be?

  • Aynwrong

    I’m hoping this means some of the voter dis-enfranchisement tactics that have been put in place by the NC GOP can now be somewhat rolled back but I have my doubts. At least their will be a stop gap in one southern state to this racist corruption.

    • The GOP will simply say, “Well we must not have dis-enfranchised enough voters so let’s try harder next time”. A rational person would obviously reach a different conclusion. And in regard more voters for Cooper than Clinton….Cooper hasn’t had a massive propaganda machine badmouthing him for 30 years.

  • ninjaf

    Cooper’s lead hasn’t quite hit 10,000 votes yet, but it is close. And once it does, McCrory loses his right to request a recount. Last I saw, it was within 300 or so votes of 10,000 — more than double Cooper’s lead on election night of 4,500.

    • Aynwrong

      One hopeful ray of sunshine in an otherwise very dreary election.

    • JMAshby

      Yes, you’re correct. I rounded upward based on the Observer’s count.

      • ninjaf

        I assumed as much but since the 10,000 number is significant in this instance, I thought it prudent to point it out. 🙂

  • Georgie
    • Aynwrong

      …in which we all start to troll Trump voters with their own phrase:

      “Fuck your feelings!”