Ex-N Carolina Gov. McCrory demanding amendments ad be pulled

September 26, 2018 GMT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Former North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory says a television ad opposing constitutional amendments on November ballots is false because it leaves the impression he’s against all six referendums.

McCrory signed a letter to broadcasters demanding the ad by the group “Stop Deceptive Amendments” be removed from airwaves, and threatened legal action otherwise. McCrory wrote Tuesday he’s a vocal supporter of a crime victims’ amendment and backs three other questions.


The ad’s narrator says “every former governor” recommends voting no on “the constitutional amendments Raleigh lawmakers put on the ballot this fall.” McCrory has spoken against two amendments, which the ad highlights indirectly.

“Stop Deceptive Amendments” spokesman Justin Guillory calls the ad accurate and clearly referencing the amendments McCrory opposes. The group now has a new ad featuring a retired judge.