The election for Governor of the Soviet Socialist State of North Carolina is still in flux. According to the state’s web site Roy Cooper, the Democrat, leads Chairman Pat by over 6000 votes. Yesterday was the deadline for the counties to certify their vote tallies.
But, don’t expect Chairman Pat to concede anytime soon. See, he believes that there was too much voter fraud that is keeping him from winning the election. His side is complaining that dead people have voted, and that felons have voted. Apparently, all of the dead people and felons voted for the Democrat and none for Chairman Pat.
Chairman Pat’s people claim that there are potentially “thousands” of votes cast under an absentee voter fraud scheme. They claim the election is being stolen from Chairman Pat.
There is one problem with Chairman Pat’s argument. All of the Election Boards in the Soviet Socialist State of North Carolina are controlled by his party. In other words, Chairman Pat is arguing that his own party is stealing the election from him.
“It is unfortunate to see that rather than accepting the results, Pat McCrory is going to go down by besmirching Republican election officials (and) by impugning voters,” Marc Elias, a lawyer for the Cooper campaign, said in a call with reporters on Friday.
North Carolina had passed one of the strictest voter suppression laws in the country. That law was struck down by the courts. So, the state decided to purge thousands of voters from the rolls about 3 weeks before the election. The court said they had to reinstate those voters.
The reason those voters were purged was not because of anything the state discovered by itself. No, a conservative group sent out mailers to thousands of voters in mostly African-American communities. If the mailer was returned, they demanded the voters be purged from the rolls. However, often times they were returned because the group put a bad address on the mailer.
After the voter suppression law was struck down, the Soviet Socialist State of North Carolina Republican Party sent out a memo to the election boards throughout the state telling them to set up the early voting period on a “partisan” basis.
In Greensboro, a large African-American city, the early polling places were cut from around 80 to 1. The party chairman even bragged that their voter suppression efforts paid off during the early voting period because fewer African-Americans voted than in 2012.
On election day, polling places in heavily populated African-American areas of Durham suddenly had a glitch early in the morning. They were closed for two hours because of this “glitch” and people couldn’t vote before they went to work. Then the party fought an effort to keep those polling places open after the normal closing times so the people turned away in the morning could vote after work. They eventually settled on a few staying open for one and a half hours and the rest for a half hour.
I think you can see the irony of Chairman Pat complaining about “voter fraud” being the cause of his losing the election. Voter suppression is as serious a crime as voter fraud, at least to me. Yet, he wants us to feel sorry for him because his efforts to win by voter suppression failed and he is the apparent loser.
As a result, he is now blaming his own party officials for not doing their job properly. If they had stuck to his strict policies, he could not possibly lose the election in a state that is not happy with him. HB2 was his downfall. His homophobic law passed by his Politburo has cost the state hundreds of millions of dollars and hundreds of thousands of jobs.
Or, maybe it is because you raised taxes on the poor and the elderly so you could give tax exemptions for your rich buddies to purchase private jets and yachts. As a result of your so-called tax cuts, everyone else’s taxes went up a lot. Including retired people living on Social Security.
Maybe Chairman Pat, that is why you are the apparent loser. Maybe that is why the people of the state decided not to go along with living in the Soviet Socialist State of North Carolina anymore. Maybe we want to live in a real democratic state instead.
Hopefully, the Soviet Socialist State of North Carolina is an example for the rest of the country. You can vote out the dictator who does everything to suppress the vote of his opposition. It just takes work and dedication.
We won’t have the end of this election anytime soon, though. Chairman Pat will be allowed to “demand” a recount if the election results are not more than 10,000 votes. And, you can bet that Chairman Pat will do everything he can to drag this out for as long as he can.
Hopefully when this is all over, Chairman Pat, you will be the phrase your hero Donald Trump likes to use a “big time loser”.