Goldman headed for loss, Malone on track to win
Debra Goldman, a Wake County school board member involved in a scandal, appears likely to lose her bid for state Auditor. Chris Malone, a fellow school board member implicated in the scandal, appears headed for a win.Posted — Updated
Debra Goldman, a Republican Wake County school board member, has been trying to unseat Democratic Auditor Beth Wood.
With 2.6 million votes counted, Wood leads Goldman with 54 percent of the vote.
Malone told police that the two had carried on an affair while they were both married to other people. Goldman denied that there was ever a romance and said she rebuffed Malone's advances.
Malone is a candidate in state House district 35, a swing district in northern Wake County.
While early returns show Goldman headed for a loss, Malone leads Democrat Lori Millberg with 55 percent of the vote with 16 of 18 precincts counted.
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