NC Supreme Court race too close to call

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Associate Justice Cheri Beasley is leading in her bid for a full term on North Carolina’s Supreme Court, but the race is still too close to call.

With all the votes in, results show Beasley leading by slightly more than 3,000 votes over Mike Robinson of Winston-Salem.

State law allows an automatic recount for a candidate when the margin is less than 0.5 percent or 10,000 votes, whichever is less. The State Board of Elections said early Wednesday that Robinson has until November 18 to request the recount.

Beasley was appointed to the court in in 2012 by then-Gov. Beverly Perdue to succeed retiring Associate Justice Patricia Timmons-Goodson.

Beasley is a Tennessee native who was elected to the Court of Appeals in 2008.

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