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North Carolina Liberals: Out for the Count


If you can’t win the election, steal it! That’s been a strategy of some on the Left for decades, and in North Carolina, plenty of voters are wondering if the same hijinks are taking place in the hotly-contested race for governor. For conservatives, who watched incumbent Pat McCrory (R) take a sizeable lead well into the counted precincts, it was a shock to see the last minute, inexplicable surge for his opponent, Attorney General Roy Cooper.

Later, voters learned that because of some “technical glitches,” a heavily Democratic Durham County had petitioned to stay open later — a clear advantage for the trailing liberal. An emergency appeal to the state Board of Elections demanding that polls stay open an extra hour was granted, resulting in a flood of last-minute Cooper ballots.

As if that weren’t fishy enough, the county already has a history of foul play. “A Superior Court Judge was recently quoted as saying, ‘Durham historically hasn’t figured out how to carry out an election properly.’ Also, the State Bureau of Investigation has opened up an investigation of the processing of provisional and absentee ballots.” Unfortunately, that wasn’t the only inconsistency in an election separated by barely 5,000 votes. “In the final days of the campaign, the NAACP won a court order for thousands of North Carolinians to be reinstated on voter rolls,” Bloomberg pointed out.

Yesterday, deep into a statewide recount that may not yield a winner until Thanksgiving, officials are uncovering even more suspicious activity. In Bladen County, the plot is thickening as “hundreds of fraudulent Cooper ballots were discovered.” In a race where the slimmest of margins separates the candidates, every vote counts. And to ensure that those votes are legitimate ones, the legal counsel of Governor McCrory is protesting.

“With hundreds of fraudulent votes found in just one North Carolina County for a straight Democratic ticket, close examination of this election is required to make sure the true winner of this election is properly determined… The staggering evidence of voter fraud in Bladen County and the number of similar PACs that the North Carolina Democratic Party donated to shortly before the start of early vote requires close examination throughout the state.”

As Susan Wright points out, “the ballots were reviewed by a forensic handwriting expert, who corroborated that the ballots were filled out by the same people. It gets even shadier. Absentee ballots require two witnesses to sign off on their authenticity, unless a notary signs as witness. The witnesses who signed off on these ballots have all received financial compensation from the Bladen County Improvement Association PAC, for ‘Get Out the Vote’ efforts, according to financial disclosures.”

As conservatives know, North Carolina has been crucial — not only for its impact on the presidential race (which may have very well decided it) but for its significance to the entire safety and privacy debate forced on the country by Obama’s bathroom mandate. There’s nothing the Left would like more than to knock out a stalwart like McCrory, whose courage in this H.B. 2 firestorm has sparked a national movement of pushback. We continue to pray for a fair and honest result in North Carolina, where standing for freedom and well-being of the state is rewarded.


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