Election night, after the ten counties in my district had reported their votes, I led Bob Etheridge by 2,100 votes. (That number is crucial because under North Carolina law Congressman Etheridge is not entitled to an ‘automatic recount' if he trails by more than 1% - or 1,888 votes.)
Then, yesterday afternoon - unexpectedly - the vote totals changed. The State Board of Elections reported my lead had dropped to 1,600 votes. Two hours later Bob Etheridge announced he intended to call for a recount.
(Just co-incidence that exactly enough votes were "found" to trigger a recall. Wink Wink Wink.)
Of course it gets worse.Yesterday, we appealed to the National Republican Congressional Committee for support, asking if they could contribute to help pay the costs of this recount. Their answer, unfortunately, was, No
NRCC didn't contribute a dime to her campaign--but pissed away money on three OTHER campaigns in NC--all of which were losers.
Real Men of Genius.