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McCroy blames straight-party voting for loss

Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory has turned his focus back to Charlotte. McCrory spoke with reporters for the first time since his loss to Lt. Gov. Bev Perdue. He said he hasn't been avoiding the media since his concession speech Tuesday night. He said he was just busy taking care of post-election business. McCrory blames the loss mainly on straight-ticket voting, where voters could pick all candidates in partisan elections from either the Republican or the Democratic Party with one click.

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Straight Party Voting are NOT to blame

I am a Republican. I voted for Bev Purdue. I feel that she has the interests of ALL North Carolinians at heart unlike McCrory who appeared to be interested only in Charlotte. Past statement of McCrory's led me to believe that he regards everyone living outside of Charlotte as poor, ignorant red necks. The reason Mr. McCrory lost has nothing to do with straight party voting but has everything to do with quality of the individuals seeking to become the Governor of North Carolina. Bev Perdue is just the better person and the right choice to be our Governor.