Latest Fact-checks on Roy Cooper Roy Cooper stated on August 24, 2023 in a veto statement: GOP-authored elections bill “requires valid votes to be tossed out … if a computer rejects a signature.” Roy Cooper stated on May 4, 2023 in a video posted to Twitter: Four North Carolina Republicans made “campaign promises” to protect reproductive rights Roy Cooper stated on August 4, 2021 in a press conference: “North Carolina during this pandemic had among the lowest COVID-related deaths, as well as job losses per capita.” Roy Cooper stated on March 26, 2021 in an interview with CNN's Jake Tapper: “People don’t pretend to be someone else to go in and vote. You just don’t see that kind of fraud.” Roy Cooper stated on February 2, 2021 in a press conference: Says North Carolina bill to require in-person learning is “stripping out some of the health protocols that are in place.” Roy Cooper stated on October 14, 2020 in a debate: Says Dan Forest has “missed almost half of the Board of Education meetings during the pandemic." Roy Cooper stated on October 14, 2020 in a debate: Says Dan Forest wants to use tax dollars “to help rich people send their kids to private school using vouchers.” Roy Cooper stated on October 14, 2020 in a debate: Georgia has “almost 100,000 more (COVID-19) cases, almost twice as many deaths and almost 600 more nursing home deaths than North Carolina.” Roy Cooper stated on August 13, 2020 in a press conference: “In some of these other states, some of their deaths can be attributable to the fact that they were having a hard time getting an ICU bed or a ventilator to a patient.” Roy Cooper stated on May 12, 2020 in a press conference: “With retail, people are moving around and you don’t have as much a chance to spread the virus (as you do) when people are sitting or standing indoors” for long periods of time. Roy Cooper stated on January 21, 2020 in a tweet: Says a "court has ordered North Carolina to step up significantly its funding for education." Roy Cooper stated on February 25, 2019 in his State of the State address: "Right now, four in 10 public schools in our state are at least 50 years old." Roy Cooper stated on January 30, 2019: Says "30,000 veterans in North Carolina have no health insurance." Roy Cooper stated on December 26, 2018 in a Facebook post: A bill passed by GOP legislators "makes it harder to prosecute people and groups that violate campaign finance laws." Roy Cooper stated on May 30, 2018 in a tweet: "One legislative Republican’s district gets almost all the school supply funding." Roy Cooper stated on November 30, 2017 in a blog: Half of the proposed federal tax breaks "would go to the wealthiest 1 percent." Roy Cooper stated on August 15, 2017 in Press release: House Bill 330 "grants immunity from liability to motorists who strike protesters." Roy Cooper stated on July 28, 2017 in in a newsletter: Last year, Democrats won nearly 50% of the vote, yet they hold only 38% of the seats in the state House and 30% of the seats in the state Senate. Roy Cooper stated on January 25, 2017 in an address to education leaders: Says North Carolina gives taxpayer dollars to private schools, but "we really don’t know what these schools are doing or how they are performing." Roy Cooper stated on January 19, 2017 in a speech to business leaders: Says North Carolinians are "already paying for" Medicaid expansion, even though the state hasn’t expanded Medicaid. Roy Cooper stated on October 11, 2016 in a debate: "Gov. (Pat) McCrory took $500,000 directly out of the disaster relief fund. And you know what it’s for? House Bill 2." Roy Cooper stated on October 11, 2016 in a debate: "In 67 different ways, Governor McCrory has raised taxes on middle income families." Roy Cooper stated on August 29, 2016 in posts on social media: "Under Pat McCrory, (North Carolina) has fallen to 41st in teacher pay." Roy Cooper stated on August 29, 2016 in a TV ad: Says Gov. Pat McCrory "tried to cut education funding to its lowest budget share in over 30 years." Roy Cooper stated on March 8, 2016 in his education plan: "North Carolina spends $855 less per student than it did before the Great Recession, and we have one of the lowest per pupil spending levels in the nation."