N.C. GOV. MCCRORY CONCEDES HE LOST RE-ELECTION BID
durham, n.c.» Gov. Pat McCrory conceded the governor’s race Monday, clearing the way for Democrat Roy Cooper to be declared the winner nearly four weeks after Election Day.
The victory by Cooper, the state’s outgoing attorney general, gives Democrats an important consolation prize after a disappointing election across the country. However, Republicans retain super-majorities in both legislative chambers.
In a video message from his office posted to YouTube, McCrory said, “Despite continued questions that should be answered regarding the voting process, I personally believe that the majority of our citizens have spoken, and we now should do everything we can to support the 75th governor of North Carolina, Roy Cooper.”
McCrory became the first sitting North Carolina governor elected to a four-year term to lose a reelection bid.
The state board still must officially certify the results, likely Friday.