TIME North Carolina

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory Files for Recount In Race Against Roy Cooper

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory speaks to supporters with his wife, Ann, at his side at the Crabtree Marriott in Raleigh, N.C., on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, at the Republican Party election results event.
Travis Long—Raleigh News & Observe/ Getty Images North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory speaks to supporters with his wife, Ann, at his side at the Crabtree Marriott in Raleigh, N.C., on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, at the Republican Party election results event.

Even though votes are still being tallied

(RALEIGH, N.C.) — Republican North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory’s campaign says it has filed for a recount in his close race against Democrat Roy Cooper, even though votes are still being tallied.

McCrory’s campaign made the announcement Tuesday in a news release.

Most counties have yet to complete their counts. McCrory’s campaign acknowledged the recount won’t happen until counties finish those tallies, but they wanted to ensure they didn’t miss a deadline under state law.

Counties were originally supposed to finish their counts by Friday. Recount requests must normally be filed by the second business day after those county reviews.

The counting process has been slowed by factors including Republican-led challenges.

The trailing candidate is entitled to a recount if he’s behind by fewer than 10,000 votes. Cooper led by more than 6,000 votes Tuesday afternoon.

Tap to read full story

Your browser is out of date. Please update your browser at http://update.microsoft.com


YOU BROKE TIME.COM!

Dear TIME Reader,

As a regular visitor to TIME.com, we are sure you enjoy all the great journalism created by our editors and reporters. Great journalism has great value, and it costs money to make it. One of the main ways we cover our costs is through advertising.

The use of software that blocks ads limits our ability to provide you with the journalism you enjoy. Consider turning your Ad Blocker off so that we can continue to provide the world class journalism you have become accustomed to.

The TIME Team