NC election canvass complete, Peterson concedes to Lee

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Election canvass in New Hanover County on Nov. 13, 2020. (Photo: WWAY)

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Canvassing took place on Friday in North Carolina. President Donald Trump has won the state. However, he still does not have the 270 electoral votes to win the presidency.

In New Hanover County, votes were canvassed and elections were finalized, excluding the Attorney General and State Supreme Court races because protests have been filed at the state level.

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If any candidates in local races qualify for recounts, those requests must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Monday.

Former Sen. Harper Peterson has officially conceded to Michael Lee.

Michael Lee and Harper Peterson (Photo: WWAY)

He issued the following statement:

(Photo: Harper Peterson)