Emails to McCrory: Don’t scrap Confederate license plates
RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Gov. Pat McCrory is hearing strong opinions after his proposal to remove the Confederate battle flag from a North Carolina license plate.
WRAL-TV reports that in the weeks after McCrory proposed ending sales of specialty license plates bearing the flag, emails from opponents vastly outnumbered supporters. McCrory spoke after a white supremacist killed nine black South Carolina churchgoers. South Carolina removed the flag from outside its statehouse several weeks later.
Emails released by the governor’s office after a public records request show hundreds of people complained the idea equaled a free speech clamp-down. Supporters objected to a flag adopted by the Ku Klux Klan.
Nothing has changed in the two months since McCrory spoke out in June. The governor and lawmakers each say the other should act.
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