Integrity of gubernatorial election in question

With the race for North Carolina's Governor still undecided, incumbent Pat McCrory is putting together a legal defense fund in an attempt to uncover potential voter fraud.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- With the race for Governor still too close to call, Governor Pat McCrory's campaign committee is putting together a legal defense team and is asking for anyone to contact them if they believe they have witnessed voter fraud.

The McCrory Committee says the defense fund is needed "in preparation for an ongoing legal battle and associated expenses relating to the extended gubernatorial contest".

The North Carolina Values Coalition, a conservative group that strongly backs House Bill 2 and McCrory, issued a statement asking for financial help to support McCrory's legal effort.

The statement From Coalition Executive Director Tami Fitzgerald said, "... there is a question about the integrity of the election. Pat McCrory was winning until almost midnight when Durham County suddenly 'discovered' that 90,000-plus early votes had not been counted."

In Mecklenburg County, a team of GOP lawyers has already made a brief stop at the County Board of Elections where workers are already beginning to review provisional ballots.

It is hoped final tallies can be announced a week from Friday when every county Election Board meets to canvas the votes.

Copyright 2016 WCNC


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