N.C. board mulls ballot appeal in governor vote
RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina’s election board could formally consider later this week a Republican attorney’s demand for a manual recount of Durham County ballots that could affect the yetresolved race for governor.
The State Board of Elections met Sunday to dis- cuss the recent appeal request filed by the lawyer.
The t hree- member Durham board decided unanimously Nov. 18 there was no proof the tally of 94,000 ballots was wrong.
The ballots are important because unofficial results show Democrat Roy Cooper leading Republi- can Gov. Pat McCrory by 7,700 votes from 4.7 million cast. Some counties, several of them among the state’s largest, haven’t finished their counting or have other appeals pending. The state board was supposed to certify a winner Tuesday, but that won’t happen now.