January 4, 2021/Media

NCDP Statement on NCGOP Officials’ Ploy to Subvert Democracy

North Carolina Democratic Party Chairman Wayne Goodwin released the following statement after North Carolina Republican Representatives Ted Budd, Madison Cawthorn, Richard Hudson, and David Rouzer announced they will object to election results showing Joe Biden’s presidential victory and after Senator Tillis remained silent on the effort. The announcement comes a day after President Trump was caught on tape trying to steal the Georgia election:


“This is a coordinated, brazen attack on our democracy from North Carolina Republicans Ted Budd, Madison Cawthorn, Richard Hudson, and David Rouzer, with silent complicity from Senator Tillis, that only serves to undermine trust in our democratic institutions and strikes at the very heart of the foundations of our country. Not a single one of these spineless, weak Republicans can point to widespread fraud. Instead, they’re meekly going along with their tails between their legs because they’re terrified of crossing a lame-duck president so desperate to cling onto power after losing an election that he’ll attack and bully election officials from his own party, spout unfounded claims of fraud, and seek to steal a free and fair election. President-elect Joe Biden will take office this month because the American people chose him in the most secure election of our lifetimes; no anti-democratic stunts from these weak Republicans will change that.”