Gov. McCrory officially files for statewide recount in race against Roy Cooper

"The McCrory campaign has been very general", said J. Michael Bitzer, a professor of political science at Catawba College. The McCrory campaign says it preemptively filed for a recount to ensure it would not miss a state deadline. Nix said in a statement that Cooper campaign is confident a recount will not change the results.

"Why is Roy Cooper so insistent on circumventing the electoral process and counting the votes of dead people and felons?"

Once all 100 counties complete their tabulations, probably by early next week, the trailing candidate can seek a statewide recount if the margin is 10,000 votes or less.

The latest results from the State Board of Elections late Monday put Cooper ahead of McCrory by about 6,500 votes from almost 4.7 million cast. "Instead of attacking North Carolina voters and undermining our democratic process, Governor McCrory needs to accept his defeat and concede", Elias said in a news release.

The conclusion to one of the most bitterly contested governors' races in the country remains in doubt, with Attorney General Roy Cooper, the Democratic nominee, now leading McCroy by about 6,500 votes.

The State Board of Elections voted Sunday to take jurisdiction over investigations into absentee voting irregularities in Bladen County, but not total jurisdiction over every complaint lodged.

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Some may find it unsurprising that the state's gubernatorial election has become so contentious.

Also Wednesday, a conservative group filed a lawsuit saying North Carolina can't finish tallying the votes in the governor's race until it verifies the residency of thousands of voters who used same-day registration. McCrory's close ally and current state budget director, Andrew T. Heath, also tweeted that Durham County has 231,000 residents over the age of 18 but 232,000 registered voters, implying fraud. One attorney monitoring the proceedings called these challenges "silly, small in number, poorly researched and often defamatory", which is undeniable: Republican-controlled county election boards have forcefully rejected McCrory's challenges, concluding that there is simply no proof of widespread fraud or malfeasance as McCrory claims.

As of 2 p.m. Tuesday, the State Board of Elections website said Democratic candidate Roy Cooper had a 6,300-vote lead over McCrory out of more than 4.5 million votes cast.

"We want those voters to be treated the same way other voters are treated", Myrick said.

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The North Carolina State Board of Elections is in an emergency meeting Tuesday to determine how to handle contested votes from this month's election. The state is still on track to certify the election results on November 29 but state law allows an extension up to 10 days. "The state has not told me what the final vote count is".