NC Board of Elections holds emergency meeting on Durham vote!Top Stories

November 28, 2016 12:25
NC Board of Elections holds emergency meeting on Durham vote!

An emergency meeting was conducted by the North Carolina State Board of Elections on Sunday to consider a formal request to hold a vote recount in Durham County by the Republican Party.

The meeting decided to hold a hearing on the issue later this week.

According to the Governor Pat McCrory's campaign, GOP lawyer Thomas Stark asked the State Board of Elections to require a recount because of questions about 90,000 or so Durham County ballots.

A protest over those ballots was already rejected by the Durham County's Republican-controlled local elections board.

Stark also asks the state to consider issues related to provisional votes and people who voted through same-day registration in the heavily Democratic county.

If Durham County has a recount and its results are the same, the campaign will be prepared to drop its statewide recount request, the McCrory campaign said.

Campaign manager Russell Peck said that, a Durham recount would allow everyone to "move towards a conclusion of this process."

According to unofficial statewide results, Democrat Roy Cooper leads McCrory by about 7,700 votes. Around 20 counties have yet to finish counting votes.

Also Read: North Carolina governor requests vote recount in tight race!


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