Robeson County plans to canvass results amid govenor’s race holdup

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Shiles, Bob. "Robeson County plans to canvass results amid govenor’s race holdup." Robesonian [Lumberton, NC] November 26, 2016.


After incumbent Pat McCrory demanded a recount in the North Carolina Governor’s election, Robeson County officials plan to canvass county voting results. While normally, canvassing is done 10 days after an election, Robeson is waiting a little longer because of the large voter turnout.

While the recount was not completed, after Tuesday and Wednesday Director of the Robeson County Board of Elections G.L. Pridgen said that there was no major discrepancies. Over 24 of the state’s 100 counties had also not finished the process.

McCrory won the majority of votes in Robeson County, with nearly an 8-percent margin over opponent Dem. Roy Cooper. The Civitas Institute has filed a lawsuit to seek to stop the Board of Elections from certifying the results too soon. There is a hearing set for December 2, 2016. 

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