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Cooper Declares Victory But There Are More Votes To Be Counted


North Carolina's governor's race is not likely to be decided election night, or any night this week. That's because it's so close the state Board of Elections will need to go through provisional ballots and absentee ballots. With all precincts reported, Cooper has a lead of roughly .1 percent. This keeps changing so you can find the current totals here.

Josh Lawson, State Board of Elections General Counsel, joined us during our live election night special. As of 12:30 a.m. on Wednesday the 9th (when the interview took place) here's how he explained the process. 

Josh Lawson talks with WFAE.

Speaking to his supporters, Gov. Pat McCrory outlined his plan for the next 10 days - the time provisional and absentee mail-in ballots will be counted: 


Shortly after Gov. McCrory spoke his Democratic challenger Attorney General Roy Cooper thanked his supporters and declared victory (the audio feed was briefly interrupted but will resume): 


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