Gov. McCrory protests alleged fraudulent votes in 50 counties

North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory’s campaign is filing protests in 50 counties of votes it says were fraudulently cast in the names of deceased people or by felons or people who voted more than once.

“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, 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.”

These complaints are in addition to allegations in 12 counties, including Bladen County, that people paid by North Carolina Democratic Party-funded political action committees filled out fraudulent absentee ballots for Democrat candidates.


The pending protests mean several counties will miss the Friday deadline for canvassing votes, leaving the outcome of the close governor’s race up in the air.