One House Race Still Undecided
All 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives were up for reelection on November 6, all but one has been filled. In North Carolina, Mike McIntyre the Democratic Representative holds onto a slim lead in what is now the only House seat to be undecided. McIntyre is attempting to be reelected to his ninth term in the House and his challenger has requested a recount.
McIntyre is one of the last Democratic conservatives that have been known as the Blue Dogs. He currently holds just lead of 665 votes over his challenger state Senator David Rouzer. Rouzer requested a vote recount prior to the Tuesday noontime deadline for recounts.
The state’s 7th Congressional district race in the southeastern corner of the state was redrawn recently to include many more voters that are Republican. The hotly contested race became the country’s last House race after Rep Allen West of Florida conceded on Tuesday morning to Patrick Murphy his Democratic challenger in the 18th Congressional District of Florida.
Rouzer’s campaign requested the voter recount because of how close the final vote was and due to voting irregularities that were found. The campaign said, in a House race that is so close, human error that is accidental could easily make the outcome different. It is very important ensure all legal votes have been accurately and properly counted.
The campaign said they felt the recount would be over sometime on Tuesday. If Rep. McIntyre wins, it would mean the Democrats were victorious in all House races whose results were contested following the Election.