Gov. Pat McCrory (left) and Attorney General Roy Cooper greet each other after a debate in June. Now, with North Carolina’s governor’s race still undecided after two weeks, political observers are taking another look at the disputed 2004 election for state superintendent of public instruction.
Gov. Pat McCrory (left) and Attorney General Roy Cooper greet each other after a debate in June. Now, with North Carolina’s governor’s race still undecided after two weeks, political observers are taking another look at the disputed 2004 election for state superintendent of public instruction. John D. Simmons jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
Gov. Pat McCrory (left) and Attorney General Roy Cooper greet each other after a debate in June. Now, with North Carolina’s governor’s race still undecided after two weeks, political observers are taking another look at the disputed 2004 election for state superintendent of public instruction. John D. Simmons jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com

2004 NC race may have set precedent for governor’s outcome

November 23, 2016 1:08 PM