RALEIGH — Frontrunner Jennifer Robinson will likely face a runoff with Lori Bush in the Cary Town Council District A race, according to results presented to the Wake County Board of Elections today.
Robinson led by a margin of 49.47 percent of votes previously counted in the Oct. 6 election, which left the possibility that provisional ballots could put her over the 50 percent-plus level needed to avoid a runoff. A count of provisional ballots showed that only 11 such ballots were approved in the candidates' Cary race, with seven of those going to Bush.
"I'm excited; I'm thrilled," Bush said after the count. "I'm privileged to have the vote of so many people."
In another close race, the results of Wake County's closely watched District 2 race remained unchanged. Leading candidate John Tedesco was also close to the level of voted needed to avoid a runoff, but he received only one additional vote from the provisional stack.
That means Tedesco will face second-place finisher Cathy Truitt in the Nov. 3 runoff.
The Wake Board of Elections will hold a vote on certifying the results tomorrow.