Excerpt From: WRAL. Written By: Mark Binker.
When former Gov. Pat McCrory turned over the keys to North Carolina’s Executive Mansion to Gov. Roy Cooper on Jan. 1, his staff didn’t include the keys to the social media accounts used by the Governor’s Office.
The Republican’s picture still adorns what were his office’s official Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts, and the last post on those platforms dates to a Dec. 31 goodbye message from McCrory.
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“My understanding is there were conversations with the transition team about turning them over,” said Ford Porter, a spokesman for the Cooper administration. “Ultimately, they did not.”
Cooper took over from McCrory on New Year’s Day after an acrimonious and contested campaign. Instead of assuming control of social media assets created by state employees using state-owned equipment, the Cooper administration created new accounts from scratch.