McCrory files for recount in NC Gov. race

Gov. Pat McCrory (file)

RALIEGH, NC (WSPA) – NC Gov. Pat McCrory is filing for a recount in the NC gubernatorial race, according to a new release.

It says the formal recount will not happened until affter 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.

His opponent, Roy Cooper and other Democrats have been pressuring McCrory to concede.

Cooper said in a statement that with the next governor expected to take office in early January, “it would be irresponsible to wait any longer to tackle the issues we campaigned on across the state.” He also brought online a website for people interested in working for his administration.

Unofficial results from the State Board of Elections late Monday put Cooper ahead of McCrory by about 6,500 votes from nearly 4.7 million cast. That is up from about 5,000 votes on election night two weeks ago. Cooper claims the margin is wider and will be reflected as counties complete their formal tabulating.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Politics & Govt.

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