Former Gov. Pat McCrory falsely says many college students are committing voter fraud – News & Observer

The Gate Keeper’s response: Funny how Pat said in his particular election that Voter ID was a problem but then when he was found to be lying he changed his tune. When one wants to make such a claim one ought to get their facts straight about the law. Hell he should have talked to the board of elections and asked how the students could vote. If Pat had won re-election it would not have been an issue. Another myth to justify the need for Voter ID.


While recounts were happening in Florida for the governor’s office and a seat in the U.S. Senate, a former North Carolina governor who lost his own seat in a recount offered some advice to Republican Senate candidate Rick Scott.

Former N.C. Republican Gov. Pat McCrory said Scott should watch the vote tallies coming in from areas with large college student populations.

“In my particular election we had a lot of college students, who were out-of-state college students, vote,” McCrory said. “And they could do it because there was no voter ID which would’ve showed New Jersey license plates, Pennsylvania license plates, you name it. …. And I couldn’t do a thing about it.”

McCrory later continued: “The question is where do they actually live? … If they voted in North Carolina and yet their car is registered elsewhere, they have a driver’s license from elsewhere, they’re breaking the law. And there is no way we can prove it.” (Read more)

Morning Memo: McCrory to host Facebook town hall, visit California

Gov. Pat McCrory will hold a question-and-answer session on his Facebook page Monday. The event coincides with his visit to the Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., on Monday.

The governor’s office announced on Sunday that McCrory would travel to California, first visiting Google’s headquarters at 10:15 a.m. in Mountain View before stopping at Facebook at 2 p.m. The purpose of the visit was not disclosed. But the governor’s office said McCrory will meet with executives and employees from North Carolina. (More)

Gov. McCrory: Say what on Medicaid expansion? – The Progressive Pulse

In an interview published today, Governor Pat McCrory said the reason he wouldn’t expand Medicaid in NC under the Affordable Care Act was the following:

Then there was McCrory’s decision not to accept three years of “free” Medicaid extensions from Washington. “That doesn’t include the administrative cost,” he said. “I would have had to hire a thousand more people, and set up a whole new bureaucracy.

I guess the Governor felt that since he was talking to a smaller regional media publication he could be a little more flexible with the facts around Medicaid expansion. But let’s be clear. Sure, there would be some administrative costs, but the federal government would pay the lions share of those and overall we save money.  Yes, North Carolina would actually save money by expanding Medicaid – mostly because suddenly so many people who currently don’t have health insurance would now be able to pay their bills instead of relying on a patchwork of often state-financed programs that pay for some of the minimal and expensive care they get.  The bottom line from the NC Institute of Medicine? $65 million dollars in state savings from expansion: (More)

North Carolina – Damn Fools (Republicans) Didn’t Accept The Medicaid In The Obamacare Package And It Would Not Have Cost The Taxpayers One Dime

Congressman G.K. Butterfield was on the local radio station FM 92.1 Express Yourself Monday night March 4, 2013 and he spoke about how the NC General Assembly (Republicans) did not approve the Medicaid part.

Did you know that as it relates to Medicaid it will not cost the NC taxpayers a dime? Congressman Butterfield said that the Federal Government would pay 100% for the 1st 3 years and after then the Federal Government will pay 90%. Did you know that a single person atleast 30 years old with no children would have been able to qualify for Medicaid. Did you know it would not have been limited to how much a person had in the bank and/or what they owned it would have been determined by income only. So I see why atleast 8 other Republican Governors from other states accepted the Obamacare.

This is RACISM at it’s best because our Republican Governor signed off on not accepting Obamacare as it relates to Medicaid, they reduced the amount of unemployment from around $500.00 to around $350.00 and on top of that reduced the amount of weeks also. They also have stripped people in director positions of different agencies before the end of terms so they can put in folks who think like them.

These Republicans also are working on Voter Id but they don’t want to check out people who are obtaining guns.

It is just a damn shame how these good ole boys are trying to make our President look bad at the expense of poor people.

Well I believe that when certain folks whom they want to have guns become unemployed and have no resources these folks are going to turn on them. You see some folks have been used to being without but some folks can’t handle being without.

I have got to get with my Congressman G.K. Butterfield to get him on video as he inform us about Sequestration, Voting Rights Act and other things that are going on in Washington DC so I can share it with others. He spoke on Sequestration and the Voting Rights Act last night also but I am not going to talk about that right now because I want folks to know about what our North Carolina General Assembly is doing to us. But stay tuned.



Gov-Elect McCrory and NC NAACP President Barber Meet in Raleigh Friday, Dec. 28th


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30 December 2012


For More Information:           Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, President, 919-394-8137

                                                Mrs. Amina J. Turner, Executive Director, 919-682-4700

                                                Atty. Al McSurely, Communications Chair, 919-381-0856


Gov-Elect McCrory and NC NAACP President Barber 

Meet in Raleigh Friday, Dec. 28th


            Governor-Elect Pat McCrory and Rev. Dr. William Barber, President of the NC NAACP, exchanged views and hopes on Friday. The two leaders were joined by Ms. Carolyn Coleman, First Vice President of the NC NAACP from Greensboro, and Ms. Sylvia Barnes, State Secretary of the NC NAACP. Thomas Stith, Governor-Elect McCrory’s Chief of Staff, arranged the meeting.


The Governor-Elect expressed his concerns about jobs, the economy, and education. Dr. Barber and Ms. Coleman, members of the National Board of the NAACP, talked about the national and state NAACP’s commitment to protecting voting rights; economic sustainability; addressing poverty, unemployment, and fair tax reform that does not balance budgets on the backs of the poor; labor rights, living wages, and minority access to state contracts; access to high quality, well-funded, constitutional, diverse education for all children; fair treatment of immigrant children; health care for all; reforming and changing disparities in the criminal justice system; ending the prison pipeline; and equal rights for all North Carolinians.


            The two leaders committed to meet again after McCrory is sworn in as Governor. "We will bring a representative team from the NAACP and the HKonJ Coalition," Barber said.


Six years ago, Dr. Barber and hundreds of other activists formed a multiracial coalition, Historic Thousands on Jones Street (HKonJ) People’s Assembly Coalition around a detailed 14-point Legislative Agenda to dismantle the systems of poverty and racism. It will gather for the seventh year in Raleigh on February 9, 2013 and is now made up of over 140 partner organizations.


           The NAACP leaders invited Mr. McCrory to attend the State NAACP annual Winter Meeting in Raleigh on January 26, 2013, attended by members and friends from the over 120 NAACP adult, youth and college units in North Carolina.


         "Governing our large, beautiful, diverse state is not easy," Barber said. "We have great hope that Gov. McCrory will lead the way in governing for ‘the good of the whole.’ The NAACP will always work with our elected officials to fulfill their constitutional pledge to govern in the interest of all North Carolinians."




Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, conducting voter mobilization and monitoring equal opportunity in the public and private sectors. 


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McCrory names Art Pope to be his chief budget writer–News & Observer

Response: I ain’t mad with Governor Elect McCrory nor Art Pope. McCrory has the power so can’t get mad with him about who he appoints. Art Pope paid his way and he got a spot so can’t get mad with him. But what I could be mad about is that some Democrats voted Republican and made all of this possible but the election is over so I am over it.

RALEIGH — Gov.-elect Pat McCrory expanded his cabinet selections by three on Thursday, and named a trio of key staffers that includes controversial political financier Art Pope.

Pope – whose network of organizations promotes a limited-government agenda – will be the new governor’s top budget-writer. A multimillionaire, he will take a leave from his retail chain store business, as well as from his family foundation and all public and nonprofit boards he serves on in order to take the job without pay. (More)

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McCrory’s First Cabinet Picks Include GSO Doctor – WFMY News

Raleigh, NC — North Carolinians got a look at some of the priorities of Gov.-Elect Pat McCrory’s administration Thursday when he made his first three high-profile appointments.

At a news conference, he named Thomas Stith his chief of staff and appointed two people to his Cabinet: John Skvarla will be the Secretary of the Environmental and Natural Resources and Dr. Aldona Wos will be Secretary of Health and Human Services. (More)