Cooper calls for McCrory to accept election results as lead surpasses 10k

Posted at 3:18 PM, Nov 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-30 15:35:12-05

According to the North Carolina State Board of Elections website, Roy Cooper’s (D) lead over Pat McCrory (R) in the Governor’s race has surpassed 10,000 votes.

As of Wednesday afternoon Cooper had 2,309,086 votes and McCrory had 2,298,757, making the difference in their votes 10,329.

If the difference remains above 10,000 votes McCrory cannot call for a recall, which he already filed for statewide. There are still a few counties that have not been officially counted at this time, so the votes will change.

The republican Governor also challengedthe results in many counties, claiming there were irregularities, especially in heavily-democratic Durham.

Cooper tweeted a statement about the numbers and said it was time for McCrory to accept the election results.

There is no official winner named at this point and the elections website is an unofficial count.