The results of the Nov. 3rd election in North Carolina are now almost official. The county elections boards canvassed the election on Friday (Nov. 13th). The NC State Board of Elections will certify the results on Nov. 24th. The inclusion of ballots that had not yet been counted on Election Day (mail-in ballots received after Election Day, but postmarked on Election Day or before, provisional ballots, etc.) did not change the outcome of the Presidential race, US Senate race, Gubernatorial race, Lt. Governor race, or most other statewide races in NC. Donald Trump was the winner for President in NC and will get the state's electoral votes in early December. Thom Tillis was elected to a second term as one of NC's US Senators. Roy Cooper was re-elected Governor; Mark Robinson was elected Lt. Governor, Josh Stein was re-elected Attorney General; Beth Wood, Auditor; Steve Troxler, Commissioner of Agriculture; Mike Causey, Insurance Commissioner; Elaine Marshall, Secretary of State; and Dale Folwell, Treasurer. Newcomers won the Council of State races where the incumbent didn't seek re-election: Josh Dobson will replace Catawba Countian Cheri Beasley, who had been Commissioner of Labor since 2001. Catherine Truitt will be the new Supt. of Public Instruction.
One result that did change from Tuesday's figures was the election for Chief Justice of the NC Supreme Court. The final count showed Paul Newby winning by 396 votes over Cheri Beasley, who was seeking re-election. Beasley has called for a recount, which because of the narrow margin, she's entitled to do.
Jim O'Neill also appeared likely at first to call for a recount in the Attorney General election. Stein got 2,713,407 votes; O'Neill, 2,699,783. The margin is greater than in the Supreme Court seat race, and the final margin was barely over the threshold that automatically allows for a recount request.
The Chief Justice race recount won't be a hand recount like what's happening in Georgia; state law allows for the trailing candidate in a statewide race to seek a machine recount - basically running ballots again through tabulator machines - when the margin is 10,000 votes or less.
The election didn't appreciably change the makeup of the NC General Assembly. Republicans will now enjoy a 69-51 majority in the NC House (they previously held 65 seats there); in the NC Senate, the GOP will hold 28 of the 50 seats (they currently held 29).