Today’s concession by Rep. Allen West leaves just one House race still outstanding:
North Carolina’s 7th congressional district. Rep. Mike McIntyre, an eight-term Blue Dog Democrat, has claimed victory by a slim 655 votes — but challenger David Rouzer, a Republican state senator, has requested a recount prior to today’s noon deadline. The district is located in the southeastern corner of the state, stretching from the Fayetteville area to Wilmington.
Statement from the Rouzer campaign:
“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. 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.”
It’s worth noting that McIntyre’s district had been redrawn to be more Republican.
The Rouzer campaign told a local paper they expect the recount to finish by next Tuesday the 27th.
If McIntyre prevails, that would mean Democrats came out on top in every House race whose results had been contested after election day.
Capitol Hill producer, Fox News