McCrory signed into law the anti-LGBT House Bill 2, which barred municipalities from enacting or enforcing LGBT-inclusive nondiscrimination ordinances and requires transgender people to use public bathrooms and locker rooms, in government buildings, that do not correspond with their gender identity. The bill was passed in a single day-long special session March 23, and McCrory signed it that evening.
Trump transition aide Sean Spicer said that McCrory will meet with Trump after the president-elect attends a transition fundraising breakfast, reports The Hill. McCrory appeared with Trump in North Carolina when the businessman was campaigning in the state. The president-elect will make an appearance in the Tar Heel State on Tuesday night as part of his nationwide "Thank You Tour."
McCrory claimed he was the victim of voter fraud in North Carolina and refused to concede to Cooper, the state's attorney general and an opponent of HB 2. McCrory requested a statewide recount, but after Cooper racked up a lead of over 10,000 votes, McCrory finally accepted defeat. Cooper will be sworn into office in January.