PHOTOS: McCrory, Cooper Supporters Wait For Results In Governor's Race

Nov 8, 2016

North Carolina Republican Gov. Pat McCrory remains locked in a tight race with his Democratic challenger Roy Cooper. McCrory told supporters that the election isn't over and that they need to respect the electoral system.

"The process is continuing right here in North Carolina," he said. "The election is not over in North Carolina."

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He spoke to supporters after midnight as the latest figures showed he trailed Cooper by fewer than 5,000 votes. Cooper presented the results as a victory to his supporters.

"Because of your hard work, we have won this race for governor of North Carolina," he said.

McCrory said the final result will depend on the county canvasses scheduled for Nov. 18.

Note: Photos in this gallery are part of an occasional installment in collaboration with students and faculty at the School of Media and Journalism at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Gov. Pat McCrory speaks to supporters on Election Night. He remains locked in a tight race against gubernatorial challenger Roy Cooper.
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Supporters of Gov. Pat McCrory gather at the Republican candidate's Election Night watch party in Raleigh. McCrory remains locked in a tight race with Democratic challenger Roy Cooper.
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Republican supporters watch for results at Gov. Pat McCrory's Election Night watch party in Raleigh.
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A stunned Democratic supporter sits on the floor of the North Carolina Democratic Party Election Night party in Raleigh.
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North Carolina Democratic Party supporter Hillary Buuck cheers at an Election Night event in Raleigh.
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Roy Cooper supporters hold up signs at an Election Night campaign rally in Raleigh.
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Wake County Superior Court Judge Mike Morgan on Tuesday after defeating Associate N.C. Supreme Court Justice Bob Edmunds, who was seeking a third term to the State Supreme Court.
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