Democrat Linda Coleman refuses to concede the lieutenant governor's race and sent a cryptic email to supporters just after midnight Wednesday that suggested she is priming for a recount. The subject line: "Urgent, Too Close to Call."
Republican Dan Forest has claimed victory and the race could fall outside the range for a recount.
The email asks supports to make an "immediate contribution to make sure that every vote is counted and every citizens voice is heard."
"Right now this race is too close to call with .26% separating me from my Republican opponent," Coleman writes in the email. "This is one of the closest races in the country and with your help we can make sure that NC has a Democratic Lt Gov and that every vote is counted."