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Press Release

The Pat McCrory Committee Establishes Legal Defense Fund As Gubernatorial Election Enters Into Overtime


November 10, 2016
Contact: The Pat McCrory Committee
Raleigh, N.C. – The Pat McCrory Committee today is filing paperwork with the State Board of Elections to establish a legal defense fund in preparation for an ongoing legal battle and associated expenses relating to the extended gubernatorial contest.

“No one knows for sure the outcome of the election, and tens of thousands of ballots remain outstanding and not yet counted,” said Jason Torchinsky, chief legal counsel for the Pat McCrory Committee Legal Defense Fund. 

ABC11 recently reported on the long history of voting problems in Durham County – including electronic device problems and untrained workers during this election cycle – that led Superior Court Judge Donald Stephens to state, "Durham historically hasn't figured out how to carry out an election properly.” 

Torchinsky added, “While people were sleeping after Election Day and waking up to the news of a new president, our team was already hard at work to ensure that every vote is properly counted and that every voter has been afforded one vote. We have assembled a team of the very best legal minds and election lawyers in the country to ensure that the results of this election are accurate and that every legal vote is properly counted.”

Jason Torchinsky, representing the Pat McCrory Committee Legal Defense Fund, is a partner at Holtzman Vogel Josefiak Torchinsky PLLC, specializing in election law.  Jason has represented candidates around the country in prior recount matters.

The legal defense fund can accept unlimited contributions from individuals, and up to $4,000 by corporations and political action committees. A contribution page has been established at

Anyone wishing to volunteer their time and/or expertise is encouraged to sign up here.

Anyone who experienced problems voting or witnessed potential voter fraud is urged to call the North Carolina Republican Party's Voter Fraud Hotline at 919-626-8800 or email Teams of volunteers are standing by to help ensure their vote is properly counted.
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