RALEIGH N.C. Gov. Pat McCrory conceded his loss of the executive mansion to Attorney General Roy Cooper Monday.
The concession speech came after weeks of hearings and investigations into allegations of voter fraud and mishandling of ballots. Over the weekend, the State Board of Elections denied the Durham County Board of Elections request for more time to recount 94,000 ballots, ordered to be recounted last week. Durham was recounting the ballots through the weekend and as of noon still had about 8,000 more to go before the 7 p.m. Monday deadline.
“The state party has uncovered numerous areas of voter fraud that warrant further investigation, dead people voting, illegal immigrants; but not in the numbers that would change the race,” said N.C. GOP Executive Director Dallas Woodhouse. “That said, the standard that voting fraud should only be investigated if it changes the outcome of the race is not a standard that the party will accept.”