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  • jeffjohnson123 Nov 20, 5:36 p.m.

    If Rouzer had backed stiffer imigration policies, he would likely have one. I would have voted for him had he done so and I'm certain others would have.

  • Brogden Nov 20, 5:21 p.m.

    godnessgracious2 - you never saw one of Mike's ads on TV? Gosh! He spent in excess of $2million and you didn't see one of his ads? Not one? If I were him, I would demand my ad money be returned!
    You must not have a TV!

  • godnessgracious2 Nov 20, 4:29 p.m.

    I never once saw one of Mike McIntyre's TV ad's but I saw plenty of Rouzer's dishonest attack ads. Even with the gerrymandered district and all that superPAC money, he still couldn't win. Now he's got to waste our money delaying the inevitable. Just give it up, you lost. Maybe Mississippi or Louisiana will give you a seat. I hear they hate books and science too. You will have better luck there. Now, go away!

    http://thinkprogress.org/election/2012/09/20/884061/david-rouzer-energy-books/?mobile=nc

  • Mr. Middle of the Road Nov 20, 4:22 p.m.

    This is ridiculous. What is it about 'you lost dude" Mr. Rouzier doesn't understand? Guess he thinks Art Pope can save him. Typical lobbyist.

  • rushbot Nov 20, 4:12 p.m.

    Wow. A republican who could not get elected in a state election in 2012. This guy must be really awful.

  • FourAutumn Nov 20, 3:49 p.m.

    "600 votes is NOT a big difference. 6000 IS. Percentages aren't as important when talking about the actual number of votes, and with all the changes already being reported around the country, this is definitely deserved"

    Sorry....if you have 4,000,000 votes, 6000 is NOT a big number. It is a smaller number, % wise, than the 600 in this election.

    You don't just look at the vote difference, you have to look at the total number of votes for those that "potentially" could change.

    sorry.

  • HopingForABetterWorld Nov 20, 3:26 p.m.

    Basic math mayhem, and FourAutumn...600 votes is NOT a big difference. 6000 IS. Percentages aren't as important when talking about the actual number of votes, and with all the changes already being reported around the country, this is definitely deserved.
    And I am NOT a Repub...just counting the votes.

  • FourAutumn Nov 20, 3:11 p.m.

    "in light of the irregularity previously found in Bladen County'

    Seems like the losing candidate is grasping at straws.

    The REAL story...

    "But Bladen County Elections Director Cynthia Shaw said the Rouzer campaign was mischaracterizing a temporary glitch that didn’t change the outcome.
    “I would appreciate it if the David Rouzer campaign called me,” Shaw said Tuesday morning. “They don’t know what they’re talking about.”
    Shaw said votes from a single precinct were accidentally counted twice after a battery in a computer card fell out. That led to the votes on the computer card being read in twice, she said. The duplication was discovered and corrected, Shaw said."

    No "irregularity" at all. Just another Republican attempt at stirring up "voter fraud" stories.

    How sad.

  • OpenM1nd Nov 20, 3:11 p.m.

    Come on, don't be a sore Roo-zer...

  • FourAutumn Nov 20, 3:07 p.m.

    "It's too close to ignore the possibility of human error making a difference"

    So was the Lt Governor race, when you compare the % difference. However, the losing candidate in that case stepped aside and, as far as I can tell, the winning candidate thinks his election is a "sure thing".

  • workinghuman33 Nov 20, 3:07 p.m.

    It's too close to ignore the possibility of human error making a difference. We don't need to get into name-calling or accusations of fraud, etc. It is understandable why Rouzer wants a recount. I would think McIntyre also wants his re-election to be a sure thing.
    DavidJonathan""

    I voted for McIntyre and I completely agree with you...it's a very close race (655) and I do not blame Rouzer one bit. I HOPE that the recount doesn't make a difference but I agree with you that it's far too close not to consider human error.

  • FourAutumn Nov 20, 3:03 p.m.

    From 2010..

    "Ellmers said, however, that Etheridge should realize he can't make up the votes and shouldn't ask for a recount."

    Hey Rep. Ellmers, have you given a call to David Rouzer? Maybe you could help sway his decision.

  • Holy Carp. Nov 20, 3:00 p.m.

    I hear Florida has some available vote counters.

  • FourAutumn Nov 20, 2:59 p.m.

    "McIntyre wouldn't have called for a recount if he was 655 votes behind and Rouzer was winning. Yeah.....right! CM McIntosh needs to just go with it and keep his mouth shut."

    The point being that McIntrye, the fiscal conservative, is asking for taxpayers to pay for a recount in a district that was drawn for a conservative to win.

    Maybe Rouzer needs to look at why, given all that was set up for him, he needs to even be worrying about a recount.

  • DavidJonathan Nov 20, 2:54 p.m.

    It's too close to ignore the possibility of human error making a difference. We don't need to get into name-calling or accusations of fraud, etc. It is understandable why Rouzer wants a recount. I would think McIntyre also wants his re-election to be a sure thing.

  • are you kidding me Nov 20, 2:53 p.m.

    dude you lost

  • dlentz2 Nov 20, 2:45 p.m.

    McIntyre wouldn't have called for a recount if he was 655 votes behind and Rouzer was winning. Yeah.....right! CM McIntosh needs to just go with it and keep his mouth shut.

  • Rebelyell55 Nov 20, 2:23 p.m.

    This is another example of why people should vote as independent (unaffilated). This is how the citizens can keep people who'll do more harm if elected and will not serve the best intertest of the citizens. Looking over the voting, it seem that citizens has kepth Ms. Coleman out of office and this guy right here.

  • caniacman Nov 20, 2:16 p.m.

    scubagirl my thoughts exactly. You want a recount, you pay for it unless it changes the resutls.

  • workinghuman33 Nov 20, 2:15 p.m.

    I didn't vote for Rouzer, I wasn't particularly fond of his platform or his past. That said who can blame the man? 655 is a very tight race and yes I agree it's too bad that taxpayers will be footing the bill for the recount, but I would request a recount if I was in his situation. It's due process, it's part of our electoral system. Whether you like the results of our electoral process or not we still have the best system in the world. America is still the greatest country to live in, IMHO.

  • Bartmeister Nov 20, 2:11 p.m.

    yay repubs, continue to humiliate yourselves daily!
    Jimmytwotimes

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    Learned from the leaders........... The Donks.

  • Road-wearier Nov 20, 2:06 p.m.

    "And all the righties were screaming then about how he was wasting tax payer money. What goes around, comes around."

    It's only a waste of money if it's the guy you oppose asking for the recount. Otherwise it's the candidate's God given right and duty to ask for a recount. And if the recount doesn't change the results, expect a lawsuit. If Rouzer can't clearly win a district you had gerrmandered for himself, he needs to find a different line of work. Oh, and blame Obama and the 'liberals'...because like Romney and his buddies on Fox Rouzer certainly won't accept responsibility for the voters rejecting his message.

  • dsalter Nov 20, 2:00 p.m.

    I don't get how they do this redistricting. Mike McIntyre is from Lumberton and yet Robeson County was severed from him in this new alignment. He's IMO the best respresentative we've had here and it simply does not make sense the way they do things. But wait....yes, I guess it does make sense to the ones wanting him out. Yeah...buddy!

  • boogerntcsmom Nov 20, 1:59 p.m.

    With the vote difference being so close and the possibility of error, I understand the reason for the recount. I am sure that Mr McIntyre would do the same if the situation was reversed. Being a resident of Robeson County and seeing how little Mr McIntyre has done to help with growth in the area. The recount will tell us all if Mr McIntyre is going to get another chance to help the entire district. Democrats please quit whining about the recount and Republicans be prepared to accept that Mr McIntyre will remain in office.

  • FourAutumn Nov 20, 1:57 p.m.

    "we did not elect that sorry excuse you elected to be President!!"

    correction...The majority of AMERICANS did elect the President.

    Poor thing...still hurts, doesn't it?

  • NotAgain Nov 20, 1:51 p.m.

    Heck, anyone would ask for a recount. Maybe 2 or 3 if you realized all the benifits and perks that come along with the job hard not to try anything to get into office.

  • Scubagirl Nov 20, 1:42 p.m.

    If the count comes back changing the results then he shouldn't have to pay, but if the results don't change then he SHOULD have to pay for it. EVERY recount should be that way regardless of party.

  • baldchip Nov 20, 1:41 p.m.

    Jimmy-we did not elect that sorry excuse you elected to be President!!! We will be paying for that mistake for years to come!!

  • corgimom06 Nov 20, 1:25 p.m.

    I believe Bob Etheridge was trailing by some 1600 votes a few years back and he ask for a recount and I don't believe he had to pay for the recount. - qrbyrd

    And all the righties were screaming then about how he was wasting tax payer money. What goes around, comes around.

  • SM Nov 20, 1:21 p.m.

    Get over it. You lost. Man up and concede, then run again in two years.

  • Scubagirl Nov 20, 1:11 p.m.

    sounds like a sore loser to me.....and he SHOULD have to pay for the recount.

  • Card Player Nov 20, 1:08 p.m.

    I believe Bob Etheridge was trailing by some 1600 votes a few years back and he ask for a recount and I don't believe he had to pay for the recount. - qrbyrd

    Funny how the libs didn't have a problem with it then...typical double standards.

  • Jimmytwotimes Nov 20, 1:05 p.m.

    yay repubs, continue to humiliate yourselves daily!

  • harmstrong4 Nov 20, 1:04 p.m.

    to many...he loses...

  • westernwake1 Nov 20, 1:03 p.m.

    In most states, a recount is automatic when the voting percentage is within a particular margin - usually 1/2% or 1%. The candidates do not even have to request a recount, the board of elections does it automatically.

  • trueblue0100 Nov 20, 12:58 p.m.

    It's OVER! Go home and cry! With a recount, you will still lose!

  • FourAutumn Nov 20, 12:50 p.m.

    "Do some not understand that there is a BIG difference between 655 and 6,0858 votes? And anyone who listened to the complete explanation by Linda Coleman of why she felt there was no need for a recount of the votes for Lt. Governor, they would understand further."

    And do you not understand that, % wise, the Lt. Governor race was closer?

    And, just FYI, there is a big difference between 336,000 and 4.3 million, which is the numbers of votes cast in each election.

  • mayhem Nov 20, 12:49 p.m.

    Fourautumn, the LT race was decided by an amount 10x HIGHER than this one...over 6000 votes dividing the two, where this one is a few hundred.

    HopingForABetterWorld

    Hey Hoping, here's hoping you understand basic math. 6500 divided by 4.3 million is .0015, while 655 divided by 330,000 is .0019, meaning that Coleman's race was closer than Rouzer's.

  • Sherlock Nov 20, 12:48 p.m.

    It only takes 1 vote to win, he lost by 655 why waste the money or better yet have him pay for it and save the taxpayers.

  • FourAutumn Nov 20, 12:47 p.m.

    "Are you deliberately missing the point that "counting errors" can happen regardless of county?"

    That error was corrected prior to the recount. That is part of the canvassing process.

    Are you missing that point?

  • FourAutumn Nov 20, 12:46 p.m.

    "Fourautumn, the LT race was decided by an amount 10x HIGHER than this one...over 6000 votes dividing the two, where this one is a few hundred."

    LOL..and there were more votes cast in the Lt. Governor race than in this one...almost 13 times as many.

    % wise, the Lt. Governor race is CLOSER than this one.

  • whatelseisnew Nov 20, 12:46 p.m.

    Given how close the count is a recount request is reasonable. I suppose if we all want no recounts the election laws could be changed for next time, but somehow I doubt the politicians will agree to do that.

  • SouthernPackerFan Nov 20, 12:43 p.m.

    maybe they will redrawn the district lines again........and again in 2014, 2016.............. exactly how much money are we in the hole again?

  • SouthernPackerFan Nov 20, 12:40 p.m.

    Why..because the national embarrassment Al Gore lost...????

    SmokeWagon
    maybe the new word that came out of Florida was "hanging Chad" seems like some sort of illness

  • SouthernPackerFan Nov 20, 12:39 p.m.

    where this one is a few hundred.

    HopingForABetterWorld
    ah the GOP math at work again.............it was 655 votes to be exact

  • lasm Nov 20, 12:38 p.m.

    FourAutumn: "Really? Wonder why there was not a recount for the Lt. Governor's race?"

    Do some not understand that there is a BIG difference between 655 and 6,0858 votes? And anyone who listened to the complete explanation by Linda Coleman of why she felt there was no need for a recount of the votes for Lt. Governor, they would understand further.

    Having all the facts and explanations before "judging" others' actions, words and deeds would go a long way in civility. However, the Word says "judge not that thou be not judged". Good words to live by......

  • Bartmeister Nov 20, 12:37 p.m.

    Why..because the national embarrassment Al Gore lost...????

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    Yes and no. Yes Al is an embarrassment, and well yes because it's the only state that takes 2 weeks to sort out their votes, and hanging chad issues. Oh and it's becoming every election now.

  • qrbyrd Nov 20, 12:36 p.m.

    I believe Bob Etheridge was trailing by some 1600 votes a few years back and he ask for a recount and I don't believe he had to pay for the recount.

  • dontstopnow Nov 20, 12:34 p.m.

    He has the right to ask for a recount, he has, enough said until the recount is done.

  • HopingForABetterWorld Nov 20, 12:25 p.m.

    Fourautumn, the LT race was decided by an amount 10x HIGHER than this one...over 6000 votes dividing the two, where this one is a few hundred.

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