Government watchdog: McCrory wrongfully casting doubt on legitimacy of the election

The nonpartisan, good government advocates at Democracy North Carolina (i.e. the people who helped bring down former Democratic House Speaker Jim Black) have launched a petition drive to urge Gov. Pat McCrory to “move on.” Here’s what it says:

“North Carolina’s Gov. Pat McCrory lost his bid for re-election on Nov. 8. But weeks later, McCrory still refuses to concede. Instead McCrory’s team has launched a misinformation campaign centered around lodging frivolous complaints against handfuls of voters in more than half of North Carolina counties — all to cast doubt on the election results.

The reason is simple: McCrory is trying to cast doubt on the legitimacy of the election. He and his team want to delay and deligitimize the election process to the point where it triggers a scenario which could repudiate the will of the voters and instead put the governor’s race in the hands of Republican lawmakers.

However, the reality is, in most cases:

  • Republican-led county boards of elections are dismissing McCrory’s baseless protests.
  • Innocent people are being falsely accused of casting ballots as felons.
  • Citizens who cast ballots during early voting and then died before Election Day are being inaccurately described as fraudulent voters.
  • Voters are being accused of casting ballots in two states, where minimal research reveals these charges of interstate voting are completely without merit.

Pat McCrory is attempting to defame our democracy for political gain. It’s time to tell McCrory to move on. 

Gov. Pat McCrory: Your campaign to keep your office is out of control.

You’ve filed protests all across the state, trying to whip up hysteria about fraud and spread suspicion about the accuracy of the elections results.

But the reality is:

** County boards of elections are denying your protests — and these are all three-member county boards with a Republican majority.
** Innocent people are being falsely accused of serving felony sentences and casting ballots as felons. Their names are confused with other people, or they are voters who have served their full sentence.
** Citizens who cast ballots during early voting and then died before Election Day are being described as fraudulent voters or dead voters, which is a complete lie.
** People are being accused of voting in two states, but a small amount of research reveals most of these are false charges.
** African-American outreach groups across the state are all being accused of illegally helping residents cast absentee ballots — all based on the actions of one group that itself received incorrect information and advice from an employee with the State Board of Elections.

The plan seems to be to cast so much doubt and suspicion that you can continue to protest and appeal and endlessly drag this election out. But in the process you’re disenfranchising voters for political gain. How you handle defeat is your final legacy, Gov. McCrory. It’s time to move on.”

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