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N.C. vote count: Margin less than .5 percent

Posted November 14, 2008 4:37 p.m. EST
Updated November 14, 2008 5:40 p.m. EST

— Democrat Barack Obama edged Republican John McCain by fewer than 15,000 votes in North Carolina, the latest results released by the state board of elections indicate. The margin was closer than one-half of one percent.

More than 4.3 million ballots were cast in the general election statewide for a voter turnout of 69 percent of those who were registered.

When provisional ballots were tallied McCain gained 310 extra votes.

There are still about three dozen counties who haven't reported results. Friday was the day counties were to canvass their provisional ballots and provide numbers to the State Board of Elections.