Tags: rouzer | nc | recount | mcintyre

GOP Candidate Rouzer Gains Recount in NC Congressional Race

Wednesday, 21 Nov 2012 12:54 PM

By Newsmax Wires

  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
David Rouzer, the Republican candidate for Congress in North Carolina’s 7th District, has gained a recount against his Democratic opponent Rep. Mike McIntyre.

McIntyre won the current count by 655 votes, well within the 1 percent range allowing Rouzer to request a recount. And that’s exactly what he did Tuesday. The recount will begin Monday and is scheduled to finish by Wednesday.

"Considering this is the closest congressional race in the country and in light of the irregularity previously found in Bladen County, which significantly reduced the vote margin at that time, I have decided to request a mandatory recount of the votes cast in the 7th congressional district as allowed by law,” Rouzer said in a statement, The Hill reports.

“In a race this close, accidental human error could easily change the outcome. It is important to ensure that every legal vote cast is properly and accurately counted."

McIntyre was redistricted into a more Republican area this year, and national Republicans worked on Rouzer’s behalf.

Among other late-breaking races, feisty Florida freshman Rep. Allen West conceded defeat to his Democratic opponent Tuesday. And in Louisiana, two Republican incumbents will compete in a runoff next month, after being thrown into the same race through redistricting. The combatants are rookie Jeff Landry and four-termer Charles Boustany.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Retype Email:
Zip Code:
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Rubio Showing Growing D.C. Donor Base

Sunday, 20 Apr 2014 16:35 PM

Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio hasn't brought in the most money of any potential 2016 presidential candidate during . . .

GOP Making Bold Play for US Senate Seat in Oregon

Sunday, 20 Apr 2014 11:28 AM

The GOP is making a bold play for a U.S. Senate seat in reliably Democratic Oregon, where a Republican hasn't been elect . . .

Viguerie: Time for Tea Party to Take Back 'Hijacked' Republican Party

Saturday, 19 Apr 2014 21:00 PM

Tea party conservatives who are angry at establishment Republicans for allowing the GOP to be hijacked need to "take o . . .

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved