North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory Files for Recount as Challenger's Lead Grows

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  1. nitro


    North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory Files for Recount as Challenger's Lead Grows
    Emma Margolin
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    Jonathan Drake | Reuters

    North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory tells supporters that the results of his contest against Democratic challenger Roy Cooper will be contested, while his wife Ann looks on, in Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S. November 9, 2016.

    North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory has formally requested a statewide recount of votes in his close race with Democratic challenger Roy Cooper, NBC News has learned. Meanwhile, pressure continues to mount on the incumbent Republican to concede two weeks after the election.

    McCrory finished less than 10,000 votes behind Cooper, the state's attorney general, allowing him the opportunity to ask for a recount under North Carolina law. Yet Cooper's lead has only grown since Election Day, jumping from less than 5,000 votes to 6,311 as of Tuesday afternoon, according to the State Board of Elections website.

    McCrory has repeatedly raised concerns of voter fraud, filing complaints in about half of the state's 100 counties. Yet no evidence of widespread fraud has surfaced so far. Furthermore, many of McCrory's own Republican appointees serving on local county election boards have rejected his complaints.

    In a statement Tuesday, McCrory's campaign manager doubled down on their concerns about the legitimacy of the state's elections results.

    "With many outstanding votes yet to be counted for the first time, legal challenges, ballot protests and voter fraud allegations, we must keep open the ability to allow the established recount process to ensure every legal vote is counted properly," said Russell Peck, McCrory's campaign manager.
  2. nitro


    Computer scientists urge Clinton campaign to challenge election results

    (CNN)Hillary Clinton's campaign is being urged by a number of top computer scientists to call for a recount of vote totals in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania, according to a source with knowledge of the request.

    The computer scientists believe they have found evidence that vote totals in the three states could have been manipulated or hacked and presented their findings to top Clinton aides on a call last Thursday.

    The scientists, among them J. Alex Halderman, the director of the University of Michigan Center for Computer Security and Society, told the Clinton campaign they believe there is a questionable trend of Clinton performing worse in counties that relied on electronic voting machines compared to paper ballots and optical scanners, according to the source...
  3. traderob


    so far today 3 threads started by you about this..
    and even the article says they have no evidence...
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  4. Since the difference in the number of votes is less than 10,000, McCrory is free to file for a recount. However with every county level re-count his opponents lead has been getting larger. He was originally behind by 5000 votes, he is now behind by 6500 votes. McCrory should quit while he is ahead and concede.
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