CHARLOTTE, NC – “Money wants to be free, and corporations are people, too, my friend,” said Republican gubernatorial candidate Pat McCrory. “It is a new day here in North Carolina. We will finally bring industrial efficiency to democracy."
In an appearance introduced by Duke Energy CEO Jim Rogers as “the best thing to happen for Big Power in decades,” Mr. McCrory today unveiled DE-VOTES, his new proposal to permanently privatize public elections. Standing before a flock of reporters at Duke Energy’s headquarters, and flanked by an army of attorneys from Moore Van Allen, the full-time candidate for governor said it’s a win-win-win-win situation.
“DE-VOTES is a four-way victory,” he said. “I win, Duke Energy wins, big money wins, and government haters win. As a result, taxpayers will no longer have to pay for elections. Instead of going to polls located at schools and churches, citizens will cast their votes in person at Duke Energy offices or online through DE-VOTES.com. And the best news of all? Duke Energy will say who gets to vote!"