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Pat McCrory filing for a recount of governor’s race

In a move political pundits expected, Gov. Pat McCrory has called for a recount of the gubernatorial race.

His campaign released the following:

To protect the voters of North Carolina, Governor Pat McCrory joined Chuck Stuber, candidate for state auditor, in officially filing for a statewide recount Tuesday morning. This recount was filed to meet the original date statutorily specified, although the formal recount will not occur until after the county boards of election certify their results.

“With many outstanding votes yet to be counted for the first time, legal challenges, ballot protests and voter fraud allegations, we must keep open the ability to allow the established recount process to ensure every legal vote is counted properly,” said Russell Peck, Pat McCrory’s campaign manager.

McCrory trails Democrat Roy Cooper by more than 6,600 votes, according to the State Board of Elections. Cooper’s Campaign, however, has said it’s more than 8,000 votes.

Under state law, McCrory can ask for a recount if the final margin is fewer than 10,000 votes. His campaign has been embroiled in a number of state-wide protests to local election boards trying to prove anything from voter-fraud to problems in tabulating vote counts.

One Comment


  1. David Riddle

    November 22, 2016 at 3:51 pm

    Has he not cost this state enough money already?

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