My beloved governor, Pat McCrory, is appearing with GOP nominee Trump today at a rally in North Carolina.
Yeah… not thrilled with that, but I remain staunchly pro-McCrory, as he has proven himself time and again to be an effective and competent governor.
He has, in fact, turned North Carolina in a completely different direction, hauling the state up from the bottom half of the nation, in terms of business appeal and education, to one of the most competitive and financially healthy states.
After several decades of Democrat misrule, the state has paid off its debt to the federal government and boasts a surplus of $425 million, which the governor intends to pour back into business and is increasing teacher pay, to make North Carolina’s teachers some of the better paid in the nation.
Pat McCrory is one of the best governors currently serving in the U.S.
Today, McCrory announced at the rally that he would be fighting a recent ruling by the social justice court… aka… the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, which struck down a voter ID law put into place in the state in 2013, which went into effect this year.
“Changing our state’s election laws close to the upcoming election, including common sense voter ID, will create confusion for voters and poll workers,” Governor Pat McCrory said in a statement last week. “The court should have stayed their ruling, which is legally flawed, factually wrong, and disparaging to our state. Therefore, by early next week, we will be asking the U.S. Supreme Court to stay the ruling of the Court of Appeals.”
A 4th Circuit panel had determined a 2013 law Republicans approved amounted to intentional discrimination of black voters.
Last week’s order says the harm to disenfranchised voters outweighs granting a delay. Last week’s injunction means no voter ID mandate and 17 days of early voting with same-day registration.
After McCrory’s announcement Tuesday afternoon, his campaign spokesman, Ricky Diaz, responded to a WBTV tweet saying the governor was going to the Supreme Court because “Roy Cooper refuses to. He’s costed taxpayers $9M for all the lawyers we’ve had to hire to do his job.”
Roy Cooper, North Carolina Attorney General and McCrory’s Democrat challenger in the gubernatorial race has sat on his hands through challenges to the state’s battle with the federal government, regarding the bathroom bill issue, and is doing the same with this latest battle over voter ID.
— Ricky Diaz (@RickyDiazNC) August 9, 2016
If it’s liberal, Cooper is for it, regardless of how the people of North Carolina feel. That may be why he is receiving so many of his campaign contributions from outside of the state and from leftist organizations.
Good on Governor McCrory for pushing back.