Clinton Lawyer Who Joined Jill Stein Recount Urges NC Governor to Stop His
An attorney for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign who advocated for and joined 2016 Green Party presidential nominee Dr. Jill Stein's recount effort is now urging North Carolina's Republican governor to halt his own process.
Incumbent Gov. Patrick McCrory is currently trailing his Democratic challenger, Attorney General Roy Cooper III, by about 9,000 votes.
Attorney Marc Erik Elias says that is enough of a margin that should convince McCrory to concede:
Cooper’s lead in NC is now 9,133. McCrory should concede. https://t.co/xE64aS9n7T
— Marc E. Elias (@marceelias) November 28, 2016
According to the Wisconsin Election Commission , Clinton trailed Trump by about 22,000 votes prior to the recount process beginning there.
Elias said last week that he had an "obligation" to Clinton's voters to seek a presidential election recount in Wisconsin.
North Carolina's gubernatorial recount is likely to continue to be contentious, after 90,000 early votes were found on Election night in heavily Democratic Durham County, which helped propel Cooper to a pre-recount victory.
McCrory, a former mayor of Charlotte, gained national attention earlier this year for his stance in the fight against that city's transgender bathroom law.