In 2019, which was not an election year, Gov. Cooper pledged $146 million in incentives grants. In the election year of 2020, however, Cooper pledged over $519 million. That's over half a billion dollars — and over three and a half times worse than his giveaways in 2019.
If there is one political issue that's defined North Carolina politics for nearly a year now, it's Gov. Roy Cooper's decision to veto the state budget. Cooper frames the budget debate as "a choice between further cuts in corporate taxes or investments in our teachers." PolitiFact's done nothing with Cooper's depiction. WRAL doubled down with a poll supporting it.
The case for EVs to curb climate emissions (let alone mitigate hurricanes) is too weak for Gov. Cooper to force. Worse, the trend of research makes them seem much more likely to have negative unintended consequences.