Skip to comments.LIVE NC Gubernatorial Debate - Roy Cooper vs Dan Forest
Posted on 10/14/2020 4:20:09 PM PDT by Freedom'sWorthIt
Live debate thread - NC Governorship
Sorry - started late
talking about schools needing to open
Forest is doing well.
update us how this goes please.
Forest comparing NC to surrounding states - other states are open.....
Cooper was elected in 2016 after defeating incumbent Pat McCrory (R). Cooper received 49.0% of the vote to McCrory's 48.8%. Forest, the state's lieutenant governor, was first elected in 2012 and was re-elected in 2016 with 52% of the vote to Democrat Linda Coleman's 45%.
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Now I know why N.C. has a Democrat Governor. The conservative vote is split 3 ways. Really hard to win that way.
Talking about cutting taxes - corporate taxes
Forest did well
NC is my 2nd home state. Was a beautiful, gracious, welcoming place when I arrived as a young buck in the late 70s.
It’s turned into a mess.....one reason I left in 2014 to close the circle with my true home state.
It used to be conservative to the core.
If they re-elect Cooper, they deserve everything coming to them.
Talking about racism - cooper claims to be against violence -
It’s definitely an uphill battle and Forest isn’t near the top yet. He may be close enough to pull off an upset, though.
Talking about medicaid for more in NC
The fact cooper is polling up double digits after all the crap
Hes dinner coronavirus nonsense shows the NC of my birth is long gone.
Now talking about hurricanes / climate change / carbon zero
North Carolina is my 1st and only home state, and I can tell you, those of us who are natives are still conservative to the core.
However, when you have liberals from the north pouring in, you won’t remain a conservative state.
It’s the liberal enclaves - Wake County (Raleigh), Durham County, Mecklenburg County (Charlotte) that are dooming us.
Cooper would have lost to McCray if he had not cheated. Same will be true again this year. If he doesn’t cheat, he will lose.
I hear you, FRiend. I saw it first hand for 36 years. It’s a shame....
“Cooper would have lost to McCray “
It’s McCrory. I still don’t understand how McCrory lost that election. Didn’t he screw up handling a bathroom situation in Charoltte?
McCrory was ahead until they kept some precincts open very late in Durham county. They added enough votes through that “late” voting to overcome the difference.
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