Recount In NC's 2nd Congressional District

Election officials are beginning a second count of ballots in North Carolina's closest congressional race.

Several counties will start a recount Wednesday morning in the 2nd Congressional District.

Democratic Rep. Bob Etheridge requested a recount after Republican candidate Renee Ellmers held a lead of about 1,500 votes after Election Day.

A couple counties are expected to begin their recounts on Thursday morning. State Board of Elections deputy director Johnnie McLean says final results may not be available until Friday depending on how quickly counties are able to process the ballots.

Ellmers has spent the week in Washington attending freshman orientation and says she's confident the results will confirm her as the winner.


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  • by Anonymous on Nov 18, 2010 at 10:55 AM
    As the great Ace Ventura would say "L-L-L-A-A-A-O-O-O-S-S-S-E-E-E-R-R-R!"
  • by Anonymous on Nov 18, 2010 at 09:46 AM
    In my 62 years of experience, I've learned that there’s nothing honorable about politics or elections. The vast majority of elected politicians will do anything to keep their power over us. They buy votes and their friends stuff ballot boxes knowing they will get monetary rewards for their crooked deeds, and that's a fact not a conspiracy theory. I was told that, during the early voting period, the polls reported vote totals daily "everyday", but when Etheridge lost, they claimed that a polling place forgot to turn in their votes for two days during the early voting period. Magically, the votes were found that called the election into question. Wouldn't you know that Etheridge won the county where they found those "lost" votes. In most cases, you can not believe anything you hear from a politician. The vast majority lack integrity. Unless you are naive, you must know that too!
  • by Russ on Nov 17, 2010 at 10:08 AM
    He should have to pay all expenses if the outcome is the same. I wish WITN would find out what this cost the taxpayers..
  • by Don on Nov 17, 2010 at 08:31 AM
    This is typical Bob Etheridge mentality. He’s been ousted from a “post/job” that he’s so use to being in, that he literally doesn’t have a clue WHAT he’ll do with himself if he can’t continue in this role. That’s just too bad Bobby! You should have planned for this possibility over the course of your years in office. STOP ACTING LIKE A CHILD - who didn’t get his way and man up to the fact that you “were” beaten by who the people want to represent them in this office for at least the next 4 years! Jeez – what a childish attitude!
  • by Bubba Location: yep on Nov 17, 2010 at 07:57 AM
    As a State employee, I would have lost my job if I had grapped the young guy like he did(regardless if I was having a bad day or not). He should be held to a higher standard than me as an elected offical. That was sweeped right under the rug. BoB ole boy, the voters made you pay the price for thinking your above everyone else. I am happy for you and proud of you.......not.
  • by Sam Location: Kitty Hawk on Nov 17, 2010 at 06:50 AM
    He needs to stay out of office. He is 100% crook, one of the major crooks that came from the legislature, and is very arrogant as well. He does not deserve a recount or an opportunity to run for office ever again. He has no business in politics.
  • by pete Location: grifton on Nov 17, 2010 at 06:49 AM
    Should have thought about your votes before election day.it's not like you dumb-o-crats were not warned. now go home and sulk.
  • by ace Location: J ville on Nov 17, 2010 at 04:25 AM
    I smell a voting machines that did not default to Dem. You lost, deal with it!
  • by Mike Location: Edenton on Nov 17, 2010 at 04:20 AM
    Face it, Bob. You LOST. The people have spoken. If you hadn't supported the tax and spend Obamachine you might still have a job. More waste of the taxpayers money to recount. Unless some GOP votes get "lost" or the Dems find some absentee ballots that were "lost but now found".
  • by Anonymous on Nov 17, 2010 at 03:53 AM
    Yes, do recount...recount and make sure the democrats ARE LEAVING!
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