Current results from the Board of Elections:
|Donald J. Trump||REP||2,340,136||49.90%|
|Jill Stein (Write-In)||1,506||0.03%|
|NAME ON BALLOT||PARTY||BALLOT COUNT||PERCENT|
So, by my count, roughly 60,000 voted for Trump but not for McCrory. Mindboggling.
One wonders why the vote fraudsters in Bladen County and other locales didn’t stuff more votes for Hillary, though.
I will say, though, that McCrory didn’t exactly run a scintillating campaign. The only McCrory ads that I remember seeing centered on the backlog of rape kit testing at the State Bureau of Investigation; an important, but unfortunately a rather technical issue that Cooper countered with an ad where he was endorsed by a number of sheriffs. IMO, McCrory should have gone hammer and tong on Cooper’s unwillingness to defend NC law in Federal court, tying him to people like Nancy Pelosi and Deborah Ross.