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There's a doings transpiring in the North Carolina Governors race

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http://www.slate.com/blogs/outward/2016/11/21/pat_mccrory_is_trying_to_steal_the_north_carolina_governorship.html

 

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 McCrory can, and probably will, still ask for a statewide recount. But he must know that a recount will not close such a sizable gap. His real goal appears to be to delegitimize the results to such an extent that the state legislature—which holds a Republican supermajority—can step in and select him as the winner. North Carolina state law states that when “a contest arises out of the general election,” and that contest pertains “to the conduct or results of the election,” the legislature “shall determine which candidate received the highest number of votes” and “declare that candidate to be elected.” By alleging fraud, mishandling of ballots, and irregular vote-counting, McCrory is laying the groundwork for the legislature to proclaim that a “contest” has arisen as to “the conduct or results of the election.” At that point, it can step in, assert that McCrory received “the highest number” of legitimate votes, and “declare [him] to be elected.”
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Do they want riots in the motherfuckin streets? Because this is how you get riots in the motherfuckin streets.

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I'm certainly no fan of McCrory, but I never even imagined things would get this heinous.  Gross.

 

The North Carolina Supreme Court story is just as gross.  Republicans in the state have simply decided that the will of the people no longer matters if it doesn't align with them.

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McRory's allies are suing the North Carolina Board of Elections, so it hired attorneys to defend itself.  Then, McCrory blocked the hires:

 

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/election/article117713813.html

 

The biggest ally?  Art Pope, the NC conservative mega-donor.

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McRory has conceded! Cooper wins!

 

https://twitter.com/AP/status/805822625968701440

 

Jesus, this feels like such a relief after the last month.

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