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McIntyre wins in 7th District recount

Posted November 28, 2012

— Congressman Mike McIntyre won re-election to his 7th District seat Wednesday after a recount showed that Republican David Rouzer failed to cut into his lead.

McIntyre led Rouzer by 655 votes following the Nov. 16 canvass of the 12 counties in the congressional district. With recounts completed as of 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, McIntyre's lead diminished by one vote, said Gary Bartlett, executive director of the State Board of Elections.

Rouzer called for the recount last week because he trailed by less than 1 percent of the 337,000 votes cast in the race.

The state senator from Johnston County said he is now turning his attention away from the campaign trail.

"To all of those who have encouraged me to run again in 2014, your sincerity means a lot," Rouzer said in a statement Wednesday night. "With the Christmas season upon us, I am setting any thoughts of my political future to the side, refocusing on growing my distributorship and consulting businesses, while enjoying the farm and the holidays with family and friends."

After machine recounts, the trailing candidate can demand that votes be recounted by hand using a sample equal to a small percentage of the precincts in each district. A hand recount would then expand to an entire district if the altered margin could be extrapolated to conclude the second-place candidate could overcome the leader.

In recent state history, recounts rarely have flipped the outcome of a race.

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  • Crumps Br0ther Nov 30, 8:30 a.m.

    LOL..no thanks...I leave the paranoia to folks like you. Scary, huh????
    FourAutumn

    How is it paranoia when its readily available on-line. Why are you so afraid to go look? It will be a hard truth for you to swallow that all those people you feel so sorry for are taking advantage of you. If people needs assistance I have no problem them getting the help they need. But a lot of people have turned a life line into a lifestyle and you dont see anything wrong with them being lazy deadbeats. A lot of us are tired of taking care of people that refuse take care of themselves.

  • Crumps Br0ther Nov 30, 8:26 a.m.

    is all about money. They are "convinced" that folks are getting wealthy living off the system.....they have stories about housing projects and TV's or Cars. Or some video's on Youtube.

    Just silly.
    FourAutumn

    Are you really that naive to think that people arent gaming the system? My cousin worked in remodeling section 8 housing and told me about the big screen TVs and expensive tennis shoes, car rims etc...these folks who needed assistance had. And they would sit on their porches and make fun of my cousin for working. I dont know why you wont look on youtube for the Obamaphone lady, are you afraid to see that the people you defend are really deadbeats and leeches? You are in a deep denial. Liberals do not help people, you enable them.

    Sad.

  • pappybigtuna1 Nov 29, 4:16 p.m.

    his ego will not allow him to see 50% of the people don't want him, think he has done a poor job, padding his own seat with the like of Pelosi.

    Is he doing the will of the people of NC, what is he known for doing for the people - I think Nothing

  • workinghuman33 Nov 29, 11:55 a.m.

    I agree with you FourAutumn. I just find it completely ironic that the wealthiest of men at the time our country was founded had empathy and care for their fellow man, fellow future citizens....which seems to be lost on the other 47%. I find THAT 47% to be poetic justice. I had said before the numbers were all in that if only 47% of Americans voted for Romney that that would confirm "There is a God" to many. Yes, their behavior is silly and very selfish. I don't understand it. As I have said before I have plenty of money but there's no way I am going to turn my back on my fellow man and call them names and belittle them. I find that to be deplorable and not at all in line with the American Dream.

  • FourAutumn Nov 29, 11:38 a.m.

    "That said, it's so amazing to me when Cons keep spouting the rhetoric about takers & entitlements. It's very interesting to me and sadly telling that it's only about money to them...my how times have changed."

    It is all about money. They are "convinced" that folks are getting wealthy living off the system.....they have stories about housing projects and TV's or Cars. Or some video's on Youtube.

    Just silly.

  • FourAutumn Nov 29, 11:35 a.m.

    "Go to youtube and look yourself, the truth can be hard to swallow but youre an adult you can handle it.'

    LOL..no thanks...I leave the paranoia to folks like you. Scary, huh????

  • workinghuman33 Nov 29, 11:29 a.m.

    I personally have plenty of money. I doubt I'll ever have to worry about that. That said, it's so amazing to me when Cons keep spouting the rhetoric about takers & entitlements. It's very interesting to me and sadly telling that it's only about money to them...my how times have changed. Our founding fathers were some to the wealthiest of their time. Together they wrote our Constitution, they were obviously concerned about our citizens that were not as fortunate as them financially. They gave us freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of press, the right to assemble & petition our government, the right to bear arms, due process..the list goes on. This does not sound to me like the most financially powerful men of that time ever wanted serfdom. They wanted to unite us, not separate us by class or by wealth. All men were created equal. So please if you are whining about entitlements try to remember that our fore fathers set up our system to care for all of our citizens.

  • zonk Nov 29, 11:24 a.m.

    boo

  • Crumps Br0ther Nov 29, 11:04 a.m.

    With all due respect how could Gore possibly been worse than Bush II?
    Grand Union

    You all said Barry would be better and he has left every one of Bush II policies in place. How is that any better?

  • Crumps Br0ther Nov 29, 11:03 a.m.

    Almost all of us have paid for our "entitlements".......unlike most of the rich who simply inherited it from daddy.
    Grand Union

    Ever the class warrior. I cannot believe the jealousy you open minded progressives have of other people. And of course youre all about entitlements coming from the Nanny State

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