Cooper Stretches Lead As McCrory Complaints Dismissed

Nov 18, 2016

Friday was not a good day for Governor Pat McCrory in his effort to remain in office. Attorney General Roy Cooper extended his lead to about 6,300 votes as counties reported more provisional and absentee ballot results.

The McCrory campaign’s complaints were also rejected by elections boards in Wake and Halifax counties.

And in Durham County, the elections board rejected a request for a recount of 94,000 votes that were  cast before Election Day. Reporter Jeff Tiberii of public radio station WUNC in Chapel Hill covered the Durham County hearing. He spoke to WFAE's Sarah Delia during All Things Considered.