Republican David Rouzer, the North Carolina state senator who challenged incumbent Democratic Rep. Mike McIntyre in North Carolina's 7th Congressional District called for a recount Tuesday in the final House race that remains too close to call.
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“Considering this is the closest Congressional race in the country and in light of the irregularity previously found in Bladen County, which significantly reduced the vote margin at that time, I have decided to request a mandatory recount of the votes cast in the 7th Congressional District as allowed by law,” Rouzer said. “In a race this close, accidental human error could easily change the outcome. It is important to ensure that every legal vote cast is properly and accurately counted.”
According to the state Board of Elections, McIntyre defeated Rouzer by 655 votes — a margin that is within the threshold to allow for a recount next week the state, where Republicans have already picked up three House seats this cycle.
Only one other House race -- a runoff between Republicans Reps. Charles Boustany and Jeff Landry in Louisiana's 3rd District -- remains undecided.