NCDP Calls on Stuber to Drop Recount Request

 

NCDP Calls on Stuber to Drop Recount Request

Statewide Recount Would Cost Taxpayers at Least $1.5 million

RALEIGH, N.C.—With State Auditor Beth Wood ahead of Chuck Stuber by close to 6,000 votes in the state auditor’s race and the final results unlikely to change, the North Carolina Democratic Party is calling on Stuber to drop his recount request and concede.

According to the Associated Press, a statewide recount will cost North Carolina taxpayers at least $1.5 million. A partial recount of Durham County over the weekend proved the remarkable accuracy of the election night tally, showing a statewide recount is unlikely to change the results of the State Auditor’s race.

In 2014, a statewide recount for the N.C. Supreme Court race changed the election result by 17 votes.

“With Beth Wood ahead of Chuck Stuber by close to 6,000 votes, a statewide recount is unlikely to change the results of the election. We are confident that Beth won the race, and it’s time for Chuck to concede. Instead of adding more uncertainty for North Carolina voters and charging taxpayers at least $1.5 million, Stuber should accept the will of the people and drop his recount request,” said Kimberly Reynolds, NCDP Executive Director.

A RECOUNT WILL COST THE STATE MILLIONS OF DOLLARS

Associated Press In 2012: Statewide Recount Would Cost “At Least $1.5 Million.” “The trailing Democratic Party candidate for lieutenant governor said Monday she won’t seek a statewide recount, admitting that a new tally was unlikely to make up the nearly 6,900 votes she needs. And it would cost North Carolina’s 100 counties at least $1.5 million to recount.” [Associated Press, 11/20/12]

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