Cortney wrote that incumbent Republican North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory is trailing his Democratic challenger Attorney General Roy Cooper by 5,000 votes. Eleven more counties faced challenges from the McCrory campaign over their vote counts yesterday, but the governor announced on Twitter and Facebook that 50 counties would be seeing challenges to their results due to “known instances” of dead people voting, people voting twice, and felons casting ballots:
Protests are being filed in 50 North Carolina counties to challenge known instances of votes being cast by dead people, felons or individuals who voted more than once. Additional ballot protests are expected as additional cases are discovered.
"Now we know why Roy Cooper fought so hard against voter ID and other efforts to combat voter fraud as attorney general," said Russell Peck, Pat McCrory's campaign manager. "With each passing day, we discover more and more cases of voting fraud and irregularities. We intend to make sure that every vote is properly counted and serious voter fraud concerns are addressed before the results of the election can be determined."
We’ll keep you posted, but Jazz at Hot Air noted that this could be a long, slow war in the Tar Heel State.