N.C. board mulls bal­lot ap­peal in gov­er­nor vote

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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.

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