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Coleman gives up vote challenge in lt. gov. race

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EMERY P. DALESIO
Associated Press

RALEIGH, NC (AP) -- The Democratic Party candidate for lieutenant governor says she won't seek a statewide recount in hopes the new tally would make up the nearly 7,000 votes by which she trails.

Linda Coleman said Monday that extending the campaign would not change the outcome. Coleman said she had called Republican Dan Forest and conceded.

She had until Tuesday to demand a recount because her margin with Forest is less than 10,000 votes out of almost 4.4 million cast.

The count is neither final nor official. State elections board executive director Gary Bartlett said Monday a counting mistake in Bertie County was caught, taking away about 550 Coleman votes.

Bartlett says a statewide recount could cost up to $2.5 million, with counties picking up the tab.

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A reasonable Democrat?

Coleman sees the light and does not request a recount?
Allen West in Florida should use such common sense
A reasonable Democrat?
go figure............

Vog

I almost did a double take

when I read this.

It is so unusual to see a Democrat display fiscal responsibility when it comes to spending taxpayer dollars.

Yea. Let's see if Rouzer

Yea. Let's see if Rouzer will display the same responsibility... Probably not though.

T

there's a big difference between 600 odd votes and nearly 7,000. Don't you think?