At noon on December 5, 2016, Gov. Pat McCrory conceded the Governor’s race to Roy Cooper after a hotly contested race and post-election battle in which Gov. McCrory alleged voter fraud.

Over the weekend, Durham County had been required to begin recounting its votes and with over half the votes counted by Monday morning, the vote tally had only changed by two votes in Cooper’s favor with virtually zero evidence of fraud.

In spite of repeated accusations that felons had voted improperly, of the 43 ballots challenged statewide fully 18 of those challenges have already been found to be in error.  National election reports have found no voter fraud in spite of continued unfounded claims.

We congratulate Governor Elect Cooper on his win and look forward to working with his administration on a range of criminal justice issues