N.C. Chief Justice Race Still Tight As Counties Finish Count

Nov 16, 2020

Candidates in North Carolina’s still-undecided races for Supreme Court chief justice and attorney general are awaiting final official results from just a few counties. Current Chief Justice Cheri Beasley and challenger Paul Newby remained in an extremely close election on Monday, and a statewide recount was likely as only hundreds of votes separated the candidates. State law gives the trailing candidate in the race until noon Tuesday to request a recount. In the race for attorney general, Democratic incumbent Josh Stein led Republican Jim O’Neill by a margin outside the recount window. Under state law, the Board of Elections is supposed to certify results next week.