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McIntyre still slightly ahead for NC congress seat

Associated Press
RALEIGH, NC (AP) — A machine recount doesn’t appear to have changed Mike McIntyre’s narrow lead in the race for a North Carolina congressional seat.
The State Board of Elections says the Democratic incumbent holds a 663-vote advantage over Republican challenger David Rouzer after 11 of the 12 counties within the 7th Congressional District finished recounts. McIntyre had a 655-vote lead over Rouzer before the recount began this week.
State board director Gary Bartlett said the 12th county – Duplin – was expected to complete its recount early Wednesday evening.
The Rouzer and McIntyre campaigns said they would make statements after Duplin is complete. Rouzer could ask for a more detailed recount.
Bartlett said a "hand-to-eye" recount involving a very close state Senate race at the coast wouldn’t start in earnest until next week.

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