Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Mark Joseph Stern, Slate: North Carolina Republican Gov. Pat McCrory, champion of the country's most notorious anti-LGBTQ law, lost his bid for re-election on Nov. 8 -- at last count, by 7,448 votes. Yet nearly two weeks later, McCrory still refuses to concede. Instead, he and his legal team are baselessly alleging that the results were tainted by fraud, petitioning election boards to review the results and determine their validity. McCrory is not so obtuse as to think he can actually overtake his opponent, Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper, in raw votes. His strategy is more insidious: He seems intent on delaying the formal declaration of a winner -- and delegitimizing the voting process -- in order to let the Republican-dominated legislature ignore the true result and re-install McCrory as governor for another four years.

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While McCrory works to reverse the results of his election, the [GOP-controlled] legislature is contemplating a plan to effectively negate a state Supreme Court contest. On Election Day, voters ousted a conservative justice and replaced him with a progressive, tipping the court's balance of power toward Democrats. Republican legislators so feared this result that they attempted to bar the progressive candidate from running, passing a law that was struck down as unconstitutional. Now they are floating a plan to pack the court, expanding it from seven to nine members -- and allowing McCrory to name its two new members, thereby conserving its conservative majority.

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Hes pulling an Al Gore?

Shame Shame Shame...

#1 | Posted by aescal at 2016-11-22 09:34 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Have someone reread the article for you. It says the legislative review can not be over turned.So no help from the Supreme Court. Scary times indeed. Yes there is massive voter fraud going on. It's the republicans doing it!

#2 | Posted by zelkova at 2016-11-22 09:44 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Hes pulling an Al Gore?
Shame Shame Shame...

#1 | POSTED BY AESCAL

No one accuses you of being the brightest bulb in the box, do they?

#3 | Posted by Sycophant at 2016-11-22 09:55 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

They need to ride his ass out of that state on a rail. What a meathead.

#4 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2016-11-22 10:33 AM | Reply

It says the legislative review can not be over turned.

It doesn't mean that the law itself cannot be found unconstitutional though by the SCOTUS.

Et_al, we await your comments on this topic.

#5 | Posted by tonyroma at 2016-11-22 10:40 AM | Reply

I understand his main argument is that if the votes of black people only counted for 3/5 the votes of white people he would win in a landslide. Alt.Right thinks he makes a valid point.

#6 | Posted by moder8 at 2016-11-22 11:37 AM | Reply | Funny: 2 | Newsworthy 2

#4 | Posted by LauraMohr

Yeah, whatever, trump-girl.

#7 | Posted by Angrydad at 2016-11-22 11:54 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Laura did you fall and hit your head? I thought you of all people would cheer this "coup" as a great day.

#8 | Posted by zelkova at 2016-11-22 07:11 PM | Reply

Laura did you fall and hit your head? I thought you of all people would cheer this "coup" as a great day.

Posted by zelkova at 2016-11-22 07:11 PM | Reply

McCroy is trying to stay in his Governorship against the voters wishes. He needs his ass rode out on a rail out of the state. What's so hard to understand??? No I haven't gone bonkers.

#9 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2016-11-22 07:16 PM | Reply

Zelkova,

Laura is one of the more consistent individuals on this site. Wrong is wrong regardless of party.

#10 | Posted by JeffJ at 2016-11-22 07:24 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Oh, how it must feel to be a Republican in NC as this crook blatantly tries to steal an election right in front of them. I would think that any Republicans who still retain an ounce of ethics or who believe in fairness would be speaking out loudly against this. This is an affront to democracy and every citizen should be protesting it.

#11 | Posted by danni at 2016-11-23 08:15 AM | Reply

"Hes pulling an Al Gore?
Shame Shame Shame..."

That is just a stupid comment. Al Gore didn't even put up a fight when they stole the Presidency from him. Much to his shame, BTW. But hey, the deaths and the destruction of the Iraq war, courtesy of George W. Bush, are just incidental inconveniences, nothing for us to seriously worry about, right? You pretend to be intelligent here but seriously, you're an idiot.

#12 | Posted by danni at 2016-11-23 08:18 AM | Reply

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