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Recount To Determine Seat On NC Supreme Court

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The North Carolina Board of Elections says there will be a recount in a race for State Supreme Court.

North Carolina law says a recount may be requested in a statewide race when the vote count separates the candidates by less than .5 percent.

Sitting Justice Cheri Beasley leads her opponent, Winston-Salem based lawyer Mike Robinson, by just 5,400 votes. Nearly 2.5 million ballots were cast in the contest. 

Monday, Robinson submitted the necessary request to the state to start a recount.

The race between Robinson and Beasley came to prominence just 10 days before the election, when Justice For All NC, a conservative outside expenditure group, spent nearly $260,000 running ads supporting Robinson, also a conservative.

Now each county will re-tally the votes in that race. By law, the recount will be finished by Tuesday, November 25th.