RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – Democrat Roy Cooper has declared victory in North Carolina’s governor’s race.
Cooper came out shortly after Gov. Pat McCrory addressed supporters and said the race would be determined by a canvass of the state’s 100 counties on Nov. 18.
As for Cooper, he thanked his supporters for their hard work and said he had won the governor’s race.
Cooper said he is confident that the results of the election will be certified and that they will confirm victory.
With some cast votes yet to be reported, Cooper was only about 3,700 votes ahead of McCrory out of more than 4.6 million counted, according to totals posted by the State Board of Elections.