Who won the North Carolina governor’s race? It depends on who you ask. Roy Cooper claimed victory early Wednesday in the North Carolina Governor’s race, but Pat McCrory says he will wait for provisional and military ballots to be counted.
“We have won this race,” Cooper said to supporters.
Cooper led by a few thousand votes early Wednesday morning.
Early unofficial results had Cooper with a very slight lead, but McCrory moved ahead just before 9:30. A little before midnight, a large block of Durham votes were uploaded, putting Cooper slightly ahead.
Both candidates came out to speak to supporters around 12:30 a.m. McCrory said about 90,000 early votes in Durham County weren’t counted until the last minute.
He said there are likely thousands of provisional ballots in counties across the state that have yet to be counted and he doesn’t expect the final results to be known until an official canvas of votes November 18.
He vowed to make sure every vote is counted.