North Carolina State Board of Elections Executive Director Gary Bartlett has said that the 12 counties in U.S. Congressional District 7 would conduct recounts Monday through Wednesday, Nov. 26-28.
The recount was requested on Nov. 20 by North Carolina Sen. David Rouzer, R-Johnston and Wayne, who trailed U.S. Rep. Mike McIntyre, D-N.C. by a slim margin of 655 votes out of more than 300,000 cast in the general election race. The board will then review the recount, canvass the votes and certify them, Bartlett said.
Within 24 hours of the recount the candidate with fewer votes can ask for a 3-percent random sample hand-to-eye count, Bartlett has said. ~ Staff reports