NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) – After working a long night on Thursday, election officials released the official results for New Hanover County.
The votes were canvassed in New Hanover County on Friday making the votes official.
"Canvass day is considered the certification," said Marvin McFadyen, who is the board of elections director. "It is expected to see numbers vary between election night and canvass because of the additional avenues of the voting process that still is in effect."
One of the most anticipated results was the 7th Congressional district seat in Washington. Incumbent Mike McIntyre held on to his win in New Hanover County. McIntyre ran against Republican challenger David Rouzer.
The two came very close to each other on election night. On Friday, the New Hanover County Board of Elections announced that McIntyre had a total of 40,097. Rouzer received a total of 38,577 votes.
Eleven other counties also have to canvass that race so there is still no official word of a winner.
As for the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners, incumbent Jonathan Barfield and Derrick Hickey also came in very close to each other.
Friday's results showed Barfield maintained his lead. As a result, Hickey will not be able to ask for a recount.
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