Gov. McCrory must end games with NC election outcome

Gov. McCrory must end games with NC election outcome

More than 20 of the 100 counties had performed their canvassing by Monday evening, state board data show.

The votes are in.

Yup. A conservative think tank has filed a lawsuit claiming that the way North Carolina handled same-day voter registrations violated state law.

Notably, McCrory and Cooper may still pick up more votes across the five counties, where reviews of provisional and late absentee-by-mail ballots are still pending.

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Among other issues, Gov. "But the margin is slim and there are some serious allegations being made by the McCrory Administration regarding the legitimacy of the election".

According to state law, the General Assembly can settle a "contested election" by ordering a re-vote, or by simply choosing the victor themselves, "if it can determine which candidate received the highest number of votes".

"It would be different if there was actual evidence of fraud", Van Duyn said.

Whether McCrory can prove enough voter fraud to reach that point - and whether the Republican-controlled legislature would actually flip the election McCrory's way - has been a topic of speculation in the Tar Heel State, but for now the possibility is safely in the distance.

Top leaders of the North Carolina Association of Educators and State Employees Association of North Carolina, which both backed Cooper for governor, also chimed in Monday to tell McCrory it's time to give up. John Branch, a Raleigh attorney for the McCrory campaign committee, disagreed and said the outcome of the protests "absolutely" could affect the outcome of the election. The board advised counties to continue counting and that state officials could revisit the complaints if it appears that statewide results were affected.

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In the same state where Donald Trump won decisively, Republican Gov.

Hamilton said that McCrory could not overcome the vote deficit, even if every contested vote ended up going to him.

"It allows for faith and confidence in our democracy".

"It looks like we'll have a Democrat in the governor's mansion", said N.C. Rep. Graig Meyer, D-Durham.

Things certainly look bleak for McCrory - who appears to have lost a state that USA president-elect Donald Trump carried by more than 177,000 votes - but he has every right to pursue every option available to him.

Most counties have yet to complete their counts.

McCrory's request came Tuesday at about the same time the state elections board was finishing an hours-long meeting spent hashing out guidance for county elections boards.

"This is another desperate attempt from the McCrory campaign to undermine the results of an election they lost", said Kimberly Reynolds, the executive director of the N.C. Democratic Party.

"This is nothing but a last-ditch effort from Governor McCrory to delay and deny the results of this election". McCrory spokesman Ricky Diaz said on November 21.

The governor signed a voter ID law in 2013 which did not survive a federal court ruling earlier this year.

During his daily press briefing, Earnest was asked for his reaction to the North Carolina stalemate.