It's been two weeks since election day, and one local race is heading for a recount.
The District 1 N.C. Senate race currently has incumbent Stan White trailing challenger Bill Cook by just 32 votes. District 1 consists of 8 counties along the northeast, including Beaufort, Hyde and Dare counties. Monday Cook called for White to concede the race, saying that once canvassing was completed on Friday a recount wouldn't change the outcome, but White had other ideas, and Cook says he understands his decision.
"We've already filed the paperwork. I mean it's already been filed by the state board of elections and Gary Bartlett the executive director," said Stan White, (D) State Senator-District 1
"You owe it to the people who have helped you get to whatever point you're at," said Bill Cook, (R) State Senate-District 1
White says he was told by the N.C. Board of Elections that the recount will take place Monday November 26th.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.