Roadmap to McCrory's concession in North Carolina governor's race

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Monday, December 5, 2016
McCrory concedes in YouTube message
Gov. Pat McCrory released a video message on YouTube

Twenty-eight days after Election Day, Gov. Pat McCrory conceded to Democrat challenger Roy Cooper in the North Carolina gubernatorial race.

The past weeks have been filled with protests, recounts, and board of election meetings. So how did we get here?

Here's a timeline of events:

November 8 - Election Day. After McCrory leading for most of the night, a late addition of 94,000 ballots in Durham County put Cooper up by about 5000. Cooper claimed victory that night

November 10 - Paperwork was filed with the State Board of Elections by the McCrory campaign for a legal defense fund in preparation of an "extended contest."

November 16 - The Durham Board of Elections votes to hold an official evidentiary hearing on election results. The move came after Republican lawyer Tom Stark filed a formal protest alleging "malfeasance" in counting the ballots.

November 18 - Durham County Board of Elections denies petition to recount early votes

November 22 - McCrory campaign files for statewide recount

November 30 - Roy Cooper's lead hits 10,000 votes in unofficial counts, crossing threshold for statewide recount

December 1 - State Board of Elections orders machine recount of 94,000 ballots in Durham County. McCrory says he'll back off statewide recount if results are the same in Durham County.

December 3 - Recount in Durham begins

December 4 - Durham Board of Elections finishes recount of over half the ballots. Results nearly identical.

December 5 - Gov. McCrory concedes in YouTube message

Read more here about McCrory's concession here.

Read all of the stories on the North Carolina governor's race here.