THE ATKINSON PRECEDENT

With 60,000 provisional ballots yet to be counted, Roy Cooper leads Pat McCrory 48.97% to 48.86%-a 4,979 vote lead out of 4,659,874 total votes. An unprecedented cliffhanger? Nope. As Yogi Berra would say, it’s just deja vu all over again. In 2004, Democrat June Atkinson led Republican Bill Fletcher for Superintendent of Public Instruction by 8500 votes out 3.3 million. … Read More