North Carolina’s fall election essentially wrapped up Friday as the trailing candidate in the state auditor’s race conceded near the end of a statewide recount and officials certified results for president, U.S. Senate, governor and scores of other contests. Democratic State Auditor Beth Wood won another four-year term after Republican challenger Chuck Stuber said it appears his campaign would come up short on the vote count. With nearly all 100 counties completing the recount Stuber requested earlier this week, Wood was leading by a little over 6,000 votes from more than 4.5 million votes cast. “Now that we have won I am ready to move forward with my third term to continue the mission in helping our state become a model for the nation in efficiency and budgetary effectiveness,” Wood said in a release.
The concession by Stuber, a former FBI agent, was released by the state Republican Party after the State Board of Elections met to review races under its jurisdiction and finalize results.
Actual documents declaring each winner — like Democratic Gov.-elect Roy Cooper and Republican Sen. Richard Burr — should be completed next week. The certified results show Cooper winning by 10,281 votes over Republican Gov. Pat McCrory, who conceded earlier in the week after a state-ordered partial recount of Durham County ballots showed no significant changes in the margin.
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