Cooper won’t support the people of NC


We the people of North Carolina elected Roy Cooper to be North Carolina’s Attorney General.

As NCAG Roy Cooper’s main responsibility was to represent all the people of North Carolina and defend the State of North Carolina in all legal matters. His other responsibility is to administrator the legal system of the State of North Carolina insuring that all those who violate the laws of North Carolina are punished in accordance with those laws.

When Mr. Cooper took his oath of office he swore to perform the duties outlined above. When Mr. Cooper decided not to defend the State of North Carolina in all legal matters he should have immediately resigned from his position as NCAG.

There have been two major cases where Mr. Cooper has refused to perform his duties as NCAG.

— The first was in defense of North Carolina’s revised election laws. It is my belief and opinion that the moment Mr. Cooper refused to enthusiastically defend the new election laws passed by the North Carolina General Assembly he should have immediately submitted his resignation from office.

— The second was in defense of North Carolina’s Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act (HB2). Again, the moment Mr. Cooper decided he could not or would not zealously defend HB2 he should have immediately submitted his resignation from office.

Mr. Cooper has refused to defend the State of North Carolina in the above two high profile cases. In spite of his unwillingness to defend North Carolina he is now asking the people of North Carolina to elect him governor.

If we elect Mr. Cooper to the governorship will he continue to refuse to defend the State of North Carolina and disgrace the office of governor and the people of the Great State of North Carolina?

Because of Mr. Cooper’s past history I do not believe that we can take a chance on him performing his duties as governor. Our state has begun to improve over the last six years. Now is not the time to elect someone to office who has shown an unwillingness to support the people of North Carolina!!!

Ray Shamlin

Rocky Mount

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