NCGOP chairman Michael Whatley spoke at an in-state election integrity event Saturday. (Yes, there is videotape.). Fortunately, the nationally-renowned Gateway Pundit blog had eyes and ears on the ground:
[…]Whatley is a GOP insider who told North Carolinians to disregard President Trump’s endorsement of Rep. Ted Budd for US Senate two days after Trump’s endorsement.
Whatley is also unconcerned over the accusations of voter fraud in the state and does not support a forensic audit.
On Saturday Whatley was booed and heckled when he spoke briefly at an election integrity event.
Republican voters are tired of the worthless leadership in the party and in Congress.
On Saturday, September 18th, GOP Chairman Michael Whatley showed up and spoke briefly at an election integrity event. This was the second day following the detailed data presentation from Seth Keshel, who initially started working on the election integrity issues with General Flynn. They had had three events in North Carolina laying out the compelling trends data. While President Trump did win the state of North Carolina, most conservative Republicans are certain it was much higher than the official data shows. In fact, Seth Keshel’s data shows President Trump likely won by 250,000 more votes than officially recorded. Further, based on this data, most conservative Republicans also do not believe that Governor Roy Cooper was legitimately re-elected.
For these reasons, citizens are demanding a forensic audit like in Arizona. To date, efforts to launch an audit have been stymied by Republicans in the State Legislature as well as party officials. Chairman Whatley “road President Trump’s coattails” in order to gain re-election as the party chair and citizens are not happy the GOP wants to dismiss it and “move on to 2022.”
Therefore, when he showed up to speak and had the audacity to claim that “we” (meaning “they the party”) had done an excellent job in 2020 that “we” should be proud of that will carry us forward in 2022, the crowd began to loudly boo and essentially drove him off the stage. There had been three previous days of events clearly showing election issues in North Carolina that he wasn’t aware of? Shame on him if he didn’t have someone attending and taking notes.
Friendly sources from within the Raleigh belt line tell me that Whatley has been passionately fighting an election audit for some time now. This was the first time, they say, that they can remember him taking it public.
Interesting. Whatley made a HUGE deal of his ties to President Trump’s campaign in order to win the state party chairmanship. Now, here he is, apparently putting a lot of energy into killing off a major project of the Trump organization.
Perhaps, he’s trying to score points with the Tillis / Meck Mob crowd who are pretty openly trying to take over the NCGOP and water it down.