Compared to 2012, the I-77 toll corridor cost Governor McCrory approximately 33,000 votes. Here’s the breakdown:
Drilling down to the local level, the results are even more surprising.
North Mecklenburg voters delivered 15,538 more votes for McCrory’s democratic opponent in 2016 v 2012. If Cooper’s razor-thin margin of ~4,000 withstands a recount, McCrory’s underperformance in North Meck- on a night when Republicans outperformed expectations nationwide- decided the governor’s race. (more…)