Pitt County finishes recount in close state House District 8 race

GREENVILLE (WITN) - Pitt County has completed its recount of votes in the race for state auditor and the House District 8 seat.

In the District 8 race, Pitt Director of Elections Dave Davis said in an email that Rep. Susan Martin gained one vote to end with a total of 8,512. There was no change in the total for Democrat Charlie Pat Farris who received 8,981 votes.

Martin led Farris by 163 votes in the District 8 race. District 8 is made up of parts of Pitt & Wilson counties.

As for state auditor, Beth A. Wood gained two votes to end at 43,520 while Chuck Stuber lost one vote, ending at 33,342.

Wood, a Democrat, held a statewide lead of nearly 6,000 votes over Stuber,


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A recount is underway in two Eastern Carolina counties for a razor close state house race.

Rep. Susan Martin is 163 votes ahead of Charlie Pat Farris in the District 8 race.

District 8 is made up of parts of Pitt & Wilson counties.

Farris, a Democrat, requested the recount after provisional and late absentee ballots from the two counties showed him even closer to the GOP incumbent.

Election workers in all counties are also recounting the close statewide race for state auditor.