Democratic House Race Too Close To Call

The Democratic Primary for NC House District 28 won’t be decided until next week.  After all the votes were counted Tuesday night, Patricia Oliver of Selma held an 11-vote lead over Jimmie M. Massengill of Four Oaks.

In unofficial results, Oliver received 2,945 votes to Massengill’s 2,934.

Johnston County Board of Elections Director Leigh Anne Price said approximately 500 provisional ballots were cast for the March 15th primary. Price said a tally had not been conducted on how many of the provisional ballots were cast in District 28 but she told WTSB News there were more than enough to potentially change the outcome of the race.

The Board of Elections will not officially certify the provisional ballots until next Monday, March 21st, at which time the clear winner will be determined.

The winner will move on to face Larry Strickland of Pine Level, who won Tuesday’s Republican NC House District Primary, on Nov. 8th.