After a Month of Claiming Voter Fraud, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory Finally Concedes

Watch his video message.


On Monday, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory finally conceded to Attorney General Roy Cooper in the state’s governor’s race. The concession arrives after nearly a month of contesting the ballot results, which consistently indicated his Democratic challenger was leading by a thin margin.

“Despite continued questions that should be answered regarding the voting process, I personally believe that the majority of our citizens have spoken and we should now do everything we can to support the 75th governor of North Carolina, Roy Cooper,” McCrory said in a video message.

McCrory is nationally recognized for his outspoken advocacy of North Carolina’s “bathroom bills”, which required transgender people to use the bathroom of their birth gender. Watch his statement below:

Shortly after the concession was announced, Cooper tweeted the following:

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