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Pittenger's victory confirmed in vote recount

A recount of votes has upheld Rep. Robert Pittenger's victory in his GOP primary contest against Mark Harris. (Source: pittenger.house.gov) A recount of votes has upheld Rep. Robert Pittenger's victory in his GOP primary contest against Mark Harris. (Source: pittenger.house.gov)
CHARLOTTE, NC (WECT) -

A recount by elections officials on Monday upheld Rep. Robert Pittenger’s victory in North Carolina’s Ninth Congressional District Republican Primary election. Both Pittenger and his challenger, Pastor Mark Harris of Charlotte, released statements saying Harris was unable to overcome a deficit of 135 votes.

The newly-redrawn district runs from the Charlotte area into the western parts of Bladen County, where Pittenger finished third behind Todd Johnson and Harris.

"We had full faith in the election process and are happy our victory was verified,” Rep. Pittenger said in an email statement. "We must now come together as Conservatives to defeat the Democrat's (sic) liberal agenda in the 2016 election." 

Harris requested the recount after the close results in the June 7 primary election. He picked up a couple of votes in the process, but said in a statement he had spoken to Pittenger to congratulate the incumbent.

“Now that each county has conducted a thorough recount of the votes in this extraordinarily close election, it is clear that we will not overtake Congressman Pittenger in the final count,” Harris said in an email statement. “Although disappointed in the ultimate outcome, we can rest assured that every vote cast has been accounted for and the result confirmed.  I want to express my heartfelt appreciation to all the volunteers who stepped up and helped us during the campaign. We had people that gave of their time and money sacrificially to support our vision.”

Pittenger faces Democrat Christian Cano in November’s General Election.

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