North Carolina Republican Gov. Pat McCrory remains locked in a tight race with his Democratic challenger Roy Cooper. McCrory told supporters that the election isn't over and that they need to respect the electoral system.
"The process is continuing right here in North Carolina," he said. "The election is not over in North Carolina."
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He spoke to supporters after midnight as the latest figures showed he trailed Cooper by fewer than 5,000 votes. Cooper presented the results as a victory to his supporters.
"Because of your hard work, we have won this race for governor of North Carolina," he said.
McCrory said the final result will depend on the county canvasses scheduled for Nov. 18.
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