By Susan Wright
Four months before the 2016 general election, activist judges with the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned voter ID laws in the state of North Carolina.
North Carolina lawmakers insisted that the laws were put into place to prevent voter fraud. The three-judge panel, however, exercised the soft bigotry of low expectations that liberals tend to extend to minorities, who, for all their posturing, they still see as incapable of competing on the same level as their Caucasian counterparts. They determined that by asking minorities to show ID, the state of North Carolina was trying to suppress the minority vote.
After the election, the state saw nearly every Republican in the running win their races, including Donald Trump, who won the state easily.
However, the very successful one-term governor, Pat McCrory, saw a 52,000 vote lead suddenly dwindle and give way to a skin-tight loss at the very end of the night, when Democrat stronghold, Durham County turned in 94,000 votes with only a few minutes before the midnight hour.
McCrory asked for a recount, and the reports of foul play began to pop up all over the state.