Gov. Pat McCrory, trailing in a close race for re-election behind Attorney General Roy Cooper, claims there was “malfeasance” in tabulating votes in Durham County and “irregularities” reported around the state.
Cooper’s campaign said nothing improper happened in Durham, and accused McCrory of tryingn to undermine the election.
A formal protest filed Saturday with the Durham County Board of Elections calls for a recount of disputed votes there. About 90,000 votes weren’t counted until late on Election Day. Durham officials said it was due to malfunctioning equipment earlier in the day that led to a backlog, and that it had no impact on the votes cast.