On the McCrory-Cooper battle

Current results from the Board of Elections:

Donald J. Trump REP 2,340,136 49.90%
Hillary Clinton DEM 2,163,015 46.13%
Gary Johnson LIB 127,777 2.72%
Write-In (Miscellaneous) 56,937 1.21%
Jill Stein (Write-In) 1,506 0.03%
NC GOVERNOR (VOTE FOR 1)
Precincts Reported: 2704 of 2704
View Contest Details
NAME ON BALLOT PARTY BALLOT COUNT PERCENT
Roy Cooper DEM 2,282,101 48.97%
Pat McCrory REP 2,277,228 48.86%
Lon Cecil LIB 101,077 2.17%

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.

 

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