The Democrats who run the Durham Board of Elections are doing everything they can to delay and prolong the North Carolina Governor’s race.
When the State Board of Elections acknowledged the irregularities in Durham some 94,000 Durham County votes and ordered a recount on Wednesday, they set a deadline for Monday night to complete the recount.
Of course, rather than simply getting to work and knocking out the recount, the Durham County Board waited until the last minute Friday afternoon to file for an extension of the recount deadline.
Fortunately, the State Board met even later on Friday to reject the request, ordering Durham to complete the recount by Monday night, as originally directed.
“State Board officials have been working with Durham County officials to ensure the recount is conducted as expeditiously as possible,” agency spokesman Patrick Gannon said. “At this point, the State Board office does not believe an extension beyond Monday night is necessary.”
Remember, the State Board ordered a “machine recount” of those votes, not a hand recount. All Durham has to do is have a few people feeding votes into a machine that automatically counts the ballots for them.
Nevertheless, they still don’t believe they can get a recount done in time. Honestly, that probably says far more about the people who make up the Durham County Board of Elections than anything.
Regardless, thanks to the State Board holding firm, we should have a fairly clear picture of where the Governor’s race will go from here on Monday night.