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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