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Incumbent McCrory Concedes in North Carolina Governor’s Race

Comes nearly four weeks after Election Day

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory conceded to Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper in the state's governor's race. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call file photo)
North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory conceded to Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper in the state's governor's race. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call file photo)

North Carolina’s Republican Gov. Pat McCrory on Monday conceded to challenger Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper, ending a weeks-long battle over recounts.

McCrory had previously expressed concerns about voter fraud and discrepancies, but on Monday he released a video saying it was time to move on.

“Despite continued questions that should be answered regarding the voting process, I personally believe that the majority of our citizens have spoken,” McCrory said. “And we now should do everything we can to support the 75th governor of North Carolina, Roy Cooper.”

Cooper emerges as one of the few bright spots in what was a tough election for Democrats. North Carolina broke for Trump and Democratic senate candidate Deborah Ross lost to incumbent Sen. Richard Burr.

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