Tag:2016 elections

  • Gov. McCrory concedes, urges working with Cooper

    In a video message released at noon Monday, Gov. Pat McCrory conceded the 2016 election to Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper. McCrory said “being the 74th governor of North Carolina has been a privilege and an honor,” but he respects “the outcome of the closest governor’s race in modern history.” “I…

  • State board sets Monday deadline for ballot recount

    The State Board of Elections has set a deadline of 7 p.m. Monday for a machine recount of more than 90,000 disputed ballots that were not tabulated by voting machines on election night. The state board issued its order late Thursday after meeting much of the day with Durham election officials.

  • Experts suggest ways to prevent confusion in future elections

    A tight race for a high-profile elected position, such as governor, can amplify even small election problems. Such has been the case in North Carolina, which saw Democratic challenger Roy Cooper declare victory following a thin, 5,000-vote lead election night. Incumbent GOP Gov. Pat McCrory refused to concede, noting that…

  • Elections board OKs machine recount of disputed Durham ballots

    In a 3-2 party-line vote, the State Board of Elections on Wednesday ordered a machine recount of more than 90,000 ballots that were reported late on election night. Durham County election officials blamed the delay on the inability of their voting machines to have enough memory to handle the volume of…

  • NCGOP: State elections board should recount Durham ballots

    State Sen. Bob Rucho, chairman of the Joint Legislative Elections Oversight Committee, on Wednesday afternoon called Gov. Pat McCrory’s challenge to the election results, which now show him trailing by more than 10,000 votes, a principled stand to ensure North Carolina voters that elections are fair, honest, and transparent. “I applaud…

  • State elections board tells counties to keep counting votes

    The State Board of Elections voted Tuesday to instruct county elections boards to continue counting ballots to determine winners in as many races as possible. But the order includes flagging and forwarding ballots to the state board if they appear to be illegal and were cast in close statewide elections…

  • GOP adds to N.C. county commission lead

    The partisan majorities on five boards of county commissioners flipped during the Nov. 8 general election, pending certification of the vote. Republicans picked up majorities in three counties — Alleghany, Jackson, and Nash — that previously had Democratic majorities. Democrats flipped two county boards — Montgomery and Watauga — from…