With over 90% of the precincts in, the battle between Keith Crisco and American Idol alum, Clay Aiken for a North Carolina seat in the US Congress is coming down to a very slim margin.
At this time, Clay is in the lead by only about 500 votes!
The race hasn’t been called yet. But when it is, I would imagine there would be a call for a recount.
The winner of the race will face U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers, a two-term Republican incumbent who beat her challenger, Frank Roche, a former radio talk-show host and economist.
Whoever wins the primary, will likely lose to the incumbent in the fall in any case.
You can keep track of the race as the precincts report their results at this link.
I’ll update this post as the news rolls in.
ETA: 100 percent of the precincts are in:
Clay Aiken DEM 11,634 40.83 %
Keith Crisco DEM 11,265 39.54 %
Toni Morris DEM 5,593 19.63 %
That’s a 369 vote difference!
At 11:30 p.m., Aiken took to the stage to thank his supporters and say he was confident that he would be in the race in November. Crisco said earlier in the evening that the race was too close to call and didn’t comment further.
Via News Observer
Clay Aiken ‘comfortable’ and ‘confident’ in too-close-to-call primary