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Rouzer calls for recount in Congressional race

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Republican David Rouzer has asked for a recall in his Congressional race against incumbent Mike McIntyre.

“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. “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.”

Rouzer did not give specifics of the Bladen County “irregularity.”

Results from the North Carolina Board of Elections show McIntyre won a ninth term in Congress by 655 votes over Rouzer, a state senator from Johnston County.

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