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Board of Elections certifies three close races

By Wes Goforth
Published On: Dec 13 2012 09:05:23 PM CST
Bill Cook

NC Senator Elect Bill Cook

RALEIGH -

The North Carolina State Board of Elections has finalized three close races.

The board certified the victory of Republican Bill Cook in the State Senate District 1 race.  Cook edged Democratic Sen. Stan White of Dare County by 21 votes.  Cook, of Beaufort County, left the State House to run for the senate seat.

The board also certified U. S. Rep. Mike McIntyre in the 7th Congressional District.  Democrat McIntyre wins a ninth term in Congress by beating Republican David Rouzer by 654 votes.

Amanda Stevenson was declared the winner over incumbent Judge Quon Bridges, by fewer than 300 votes, in a judicial district covering Vance, Granville, and Franklin Counties.