Nearly a month after the election,
North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory on Monday conceded to Democratic
Attorney General Roy Cooper in the state's gubernatorial race.
McCrory delivered his remarks in a
“Despite continued questions that
should be answered regarding the voting process, I personally believe
that the majority of our citizens have spoken,” McCrory said. “We
now should do everything we can to support the 75th
governor of North Carolina, Roy Cooper.”
Last week, the North Carolina Board of
Elections announced that Cooper's lead over McCrory had grown to more
than 10,000 votes, exceeding the threshold that would prompt a
During the campaign, McCrory routinely
defended signing House Bill 2, the nation's only state law that
prohibits transgender people from using the bathroom of their choice.
HB 2 also blocks cities and municipalities from enacting LGBT
Cooper, on the other hand, pledged to
repeal the law.
However, Cooper might have a difficult
time delivering on that promise with overwhelming majorities of
Republicans in both houses.