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Due to leftist hysteria over the transgender law, as well as blatant leftist [[media bias]] in the [[mainstream media]], McCrory was defeated by a Democrat challenger in the 2016 election, and he conceded defeat a few weeks later.<ref name="Forbes"/>(p.3)<ref>Berry, Susan, Dr. (December 6, 2016). [http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/12/06/north-carolina-gov-pat-mccrorys-defeat-due-to-radical-forces-and-corporate-extortion-bullying/ North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory’s Defeat Due to ‘Radical Forces’ and ‘Corporate Extortion, Bullying’]. ''Breitbart''. Retrieved December 29, 2016.</ref>
This [[Liberal deceit|leftist deceit]] was confirmed when the Charlotte city council voted to repeal the law 10-0 after the McCrory's Democrat successor was voted into office, provided the state legislature would repeal their law.<ref>Emma, Caitlin; Hefling, Kimberly (December 19, 2016). [http://www.politico.com/story/2016/12/north-carolina-lgbt-bathroom-law-232812 Incoming governor says North Carolina will repeal LGBT law]. ''Politico''. December 29, 2016.</ref> Fortunately for common sense, the repeal effort in the state legislature failed.<ref>Marlow, Robert J. (December 23, 2016). [http://www.breitbart.com/sports/2016/12/23/newly-elected-dem-governor-thwarted-north-carolina-fails-repeal-bathroom-bill/ Newly Elected Dem Governor Thwarted, North Carolina Fails to Repeal Bathroom Bill]. ''Breitbart''. Retrieved December 29, 2016.</ref> However,
t he bill was repealed, in a compromise, in March 2017.<ref>[http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/03/30/north-carolina-transgender-bathroom-bill-flushed-by-lawmakers.html North Carolina transgender 'bathroom bill' flushed by lawmakers]. ''Fox News''. March 30, 2017. Retrieved March 30, 2017.</ref>
After the election, McCrory signed a law that would reduce the power of his leftist successor.<ref>Robillard, Kevin (December 16, 2016). [http://www.politico.com/story/2016/12/pat-mcrory-law-restrict-roy-cooper-power-232758 North Carolina governor signs laws restricting successor's power]. ''Politico''. Retrieved December 29, 2016.</ref>