RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN/WAVY) — Gov. Pat McCrory has filed for a statewide recount in his race against North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper, his campaign announced Tuesday afternoon.
In a news release, McCrory’s campaign states the recount was filed to meet a date that had been originally statutorily specified. A formal recount will not happen until after county boards of election certify their results.
Russell Peck, McCrory’s campaign manager, stated in the release:
With many outstanding votes yet to be counted for the first time, legal challenges, ballot protests and voter fraud allegations, we must keep open the ability to allow the established recount process to ensure every legal vote is counted properly.”