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The Halifax County Board of Elections today began recounting the votes cast in the House District 27 race between incumbent Michael Wray and challenger Rodney Pierce, who leads in the contest.

Wray had asked for recounts in the three counties which comprise the North Carolina House of Representatives district — Halifax, Northampton, and Warren.

Halifax County Elections Director Kristin Scott said in conferring with Northampton County, no results changed in that recount which was held Thursday. Warren County will hold its recount on Monday morning.

Scott said it was expected the Halifax County recount, the only county which Pierce won, was expected to take through the end of the day.

As it stands now, Pierce holds a 34-vote lead over Wray district wide, which equates to a .28 percent margin.

As the recount began, Pierce held a 3,436 to 2,560 vote lead in Halifax County.

In Northampton County Wray holds an 1,813 to 1,616 vote lead and in Warren County Wray holds a 1,579 to 934 vote lead.

The Halifax County Board of Elections today assembled ballot counters and paired them off into teams of Democrats and Republicans to feed the ballots back into the machines set up in the board of commissioners room at the Historic Courthouse in Halifax.

Before starting the work, Scott had the ballot counters take and sign an oath that they would support the Constitution of the United States and bear true allegiance to the state of North Carolina. The oath said they must fairly and honestly tabulate the votes cast in the March 5 primary.

In other news related to the race, Wray gave notice to the state Board of Elections that he was appealing the decision made by the county board of elections Tuesday to dismiss his protest of the election.

Halifax County Board of Commissioners District 1 candidate Ophelia Gould-Faison, who lost to Jimmie Silver, also gave her notice to appeal Tuesday’s decision to the state board as did incumbent Halifax County school board member James Mills, who failed to retain his seat.