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Pitt County wrapping up recount in tight race for chief justice

Published: Nov. 20, 2020 at 7:59 PM EST
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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - We heard from Bertie County elections leaders Thursday during its chief justice election ballot recount for the North Carolina Supreme Court, and now from Pitt County Friday.

Late Friday evening, the board via media release sent the following message: “The Pitt County Board of Elections has recessed the recount until 9:00 AM Monday, November 23. We began the recount this morning at 9:00 AM and recessed shortly after 10:00 PM. As it is a continuation of today’s meeting the same agenda will apply.”

The Board did vote to conduct a full hearing of the Beasley campaign’s protest. That hearing will be held at 9:00 AM on Monday, December 7 with the site to be determined.

Democratic incumbent Cheri Beasley asked for a recount in the race against Republican Paul Newby.

Pitt County election officials said more than 80,000 ballots will have to be counted.

The statewide recount will need to be completed by Wednesday.

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