ELIZABETHTOWN, NC (WECT) - Incumbent Bladen County Commissioner Wayne Edge has officially lost his bid for re-election. The final results showed Edge losing the Democratic Primary in District 3 to Ken Register, Jr. 948 votes to 929 votes.
Neither candidate gained any votes from the provisional ballots added in during Tuesday's canvass.
The Bladen County Board of Elections notified Edge that his request for a recount of votes was denied. According to state law, candidates must be within one percent of the votes cast in order to call for a recount. Edge finished 19 votes behind Register, and the one percent margin was 18.7%
Register will face Republican Ashley S. Trivette in the November General Election for the District 3 seat.