Canvass shows White trailing by 32 in Senate race

By on November 17, 2012

Election boards across North Carolina spent Friday canvassing the results of the Nov. 6 general election, and one local legislative race saw its outcome change, with a recount likely.

Unofficial results on election night showed state Sen. Stan White (D-Dare) had defeated Bill Cook, his Republican challenger from Beaufort County, by 388 votes for the District 1 seat.

But after Friday’s canvass, Cook is now ahead of White by 32 votes (43,743 to 43,711), well within the 1-percent margin required for a recount of votes in all eight counties.

In the race for the N.C. House District 6 seat, Democrat Paul Tine of Kitty Hawk is now ahead of Republican Mattie Lawson from Kill Devil Hills by 458 votes (20,756 to 20,298). Tine has a 1.12 percent advantage, enough to avoid a recount by the four counties that make up that district.

““This race was very close, and I am proud of the campaign we ran and our message,” Tine said in statement. “My opponent also ran a strong campaign, and I wish her well.”

Tine went on to say he would represent the entire district and made a point to include those who may have voted for Lawson.

Tine promised to keep “the lines of communication open” and encouraged constituents to contact him at (252) 216-6311 or

Canvassing is done 10 days after Election Day.

County elections boards add provisional ballots that have been legally approved, and mail-in absentee ballots that have arrived since election day, then check for any mistakes in their totals.

The state Board of Elections will meet Nov. 27 to certify the canvassed results sent in by the counties.

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OBX Resident

November 19, 2012 10:28 pm

Bigger question is why Stan did not win and why Tine lost Dare County? They were simply not good candidates for the area, and out of touch with the voters, issues, etc. Mattie’s far right rhetoric crushed her. The only reason Tine was elected was the additional $150,000 he spent above Lawson on the election. He could not carry Dare County because the voters here know him. We needed a Republican representative for the area.


November 19, 2012 9:20 pm

You people are clueless. A local politician in the state senate seat is better than any option from Beaufort County. Good luck with getting anything done for the Outer Banks. We provide more tax dollars per capita than most counties in the state, where will our money go now? As for Paul, at least we have a representative that is lucid and bases policy on reality, not Tea -Bag dillusions of conspiracy and fear mongering.


November 19, 2012 2:05 pm

Beacheye… we’re still here


November 19, 2012 9:43 am

Raleigh’s view on google earth shows that the OBX has officially fallen into the ocean.


November 18, 2012 7:32 pm

yes, it was given to stan, ditto on the previous comment


November 18, 2012 6:30 pm

Seems the typical Republican nastiness is rearing its head in these comments.


November 18, 2012 12:55 pm

Stan white was GIVIN his seat he doesnt deserve the position he’s in. The good olboy machine @ its finest! The system is broke, What a joke


November 18, 2012 11:32 am

He was NOT elected “old news”! He was placed in position by a group in a room! Where was the special election?? If that is the rules, then they need to be changed and changed now!! That was dirty low life politics at its worse!! Frankly the Dems should be ashamed of how that went down, but I think the arrogance took over! I know why my other post was deleted, and don’t care! The people of NC are starting to wake up to the corruption in the democrat party and are sick of it!!!! The man does not belong because he wasn’t elected!! The last election he ran, he was beaten….bad because of the sand tax! Dirty politics need to stop! I see it first hand in my job……and hopefully there will be handcuffs on some of them!!!


November 18, 2012 8:51 am

Has anyone seen of this in the “Coastland Times” ? just saying………….. Thank you “Vioce” !

Gene Hoglan

November 18, 2012 8:37 am

Jeff: Nothing would please me more than for the money spigot in Raleigh being shut off by having some guy from Beaufort County representing the Outer Banks, especially given the continued problems with HWY 12 on Pea Island.

Mr Nice Guy

November 18, 2012 12:44 am

I too wish Tine had lost. A better republican would crush Tine.


November 17, 2012 9:57 pm

Stan was elected, the nomination was just confirmed by bev.

it was covered on this same website.

Involved in KDH

November 17, 2012 5:40 pm

This might be some of the best news I’ve seen all day! Go Cook!

Frank Moore

November 17, 2012 3:58 pm

Well ‘ole Stan didn’t win his first seat (remember it was given to him) and apparently and hopefully he has not won this one. This get tougher when they are not given !!

KDH Rezident Evil

November 17, 2012 3:11 pm

Lawson is the embodiment of everything wrong with the extreme wing of the Republican party. She’d waste time flailing at imagined foes, leaving unattended the actual stuff needing to get done. Glad to see Paul is leading.


November 17, 2012 12:57 pm

That should say that I hope that he doesn’t win!!! Apple products sometimes rewrites things.


November 17, 2012 12:04 pm

Nothing would please me more than to see the Basnight seat go to a Republican.


November 17, 2012 11:58 am

sorry that Tine is ahead….we need lawson

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