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Statewide Recount in Supreme Court Race Begins Later This Week

11/17/2020 - A statewide recount has been ordered in the North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice contest and will begin later this week. The Hyde County Board of Elections office will conduct theirs on Friday, November 20, 2020 at 6:00 PM at the Hyde County Board of Elections office.

Democrat Cheri Beasley requested the recount in a letter to the State Board of Elections on Tuesday. Beasley trails Republican Paul Newby by fewer than 400 votes out of nearly 5.4 million cast in the race for the state’s highest court. That puts the race within the 10,000-vote threshold for the trailing candidate to demand a recount.

Click here for the full press release from the NC Board of Elections.