Cooper On Election Results: 'There Is A Lot Of Status Quo'

Nov 5, 2020

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Democratic North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper acknowledged Republican victories in the state but believe his margin of victory in his reelection bid suggests voters want state lawmakers to expand Medicaid. Republican leaders Phil Berger and Tim Moore appear to disagree. They say Republican candidates won competitive legislative races where Democrats campaigned heavily on the issue of health care. Cooper defeated Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Forest by more than 4 percentage points. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and Democratic senate challenger Cal Cunningham are trailing President Donald Trump and Republican Sen. Thom Tillis. Cooper hopes the end of the election will make it easier for him to convince residents to wear a mask.