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North Carolina Gov. McCrory Concedes He Lost Re-Election Bid

12-06-2016
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After weeks of contesting North Carolina's election results, Gov. Pat McCrory has conceded the race. 
 
The Republican governor made the announcement Monday afternoon through a video posted to YouTube. 
  
"The majority of our citizens have spoken and we now should do everything we can to support the 75th governor of North Carolina, Roy Cooper," McCrory said. 
  
Initially Gov. McCrory claimed voter fraud and asked for several recounts. 

But McCrory says that it is now clear that the "majority of our citizens have spoken."

 "The McCrory administration team will assist in every way to help the new administration make a smooth transition," he said. 

At the last count, Cooper was up by more than 10,000 votes.

McCrory's loss marks the first time a sitting North Carolina governor elected to a four-year term has lost a re-election bid.
 

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