2 state, 3 area races still undecided 2+ weeks after Election Day

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — While seemingly everyone across the country knows about the race between Gov. Pat McCrory and his Democratic challenger, Attorney General Roy Cooper, there are other statewide races that are even closer.

“Our auditor candidate, Chuch Stuber, will announce that if the margin stays where it is that he will be calling for a recount,” said N.C. GOP Executive Director Dallas Woodhouse.

Woodhouse made that statement on Nov. 17 and it remains true today. Currently, Stuber trails Democratic incumbent Beth Wood by less than 4,300 votes, a margin closer than the governor’s race.

About 4.5 million votes were cast in the race between Stuber and Wood.

Aside from that race, there’s the General Assembly and a number of races there remain close.

Republican Representative Marilyn Avila, a five-term incumbent whose district includes much of the northwestern part of Wake County, trails her Democratic Challenger, Joe John, a former State Court of Appeals judge, by 390 votes out of 47,000 cast.

Avila has asked for a recount.

In the State Senate, Southwestern Wake County has a close race where Republican incumbent Tamara Barringer leads her Democratic challenger, Susan Evans, by a little more than 1,000 votes. More than 117,000 voted in that race.

Evans is waiting until the results are certified before deciding on a recount request.

Then, in a district including Wilson and Pitt Counties, Republican House member Susan Martin leads her Democratic challenger, Charlie Pat Farris by 163 votes in a district where more than 42,000 voted.

Farris is asking for a recount.

CBS North Carolina’s Beau Minnick will continue tracking these tight races throughout the state.

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