Mayoral Challenger Charles Francis Among Three Raleigh Candidates Undecided About Runoff

Mayoral Challenger Charles Francis Among Three Raleigh Candidates Undecided About Runoff

Raleigh mayoral candidate Charles Francis said Wednesday that he wants to check with supporters and see final vote tallies before he makes a call on a runoff with incumbent Mayor Nancy McFarlane.

In addition, city council candidates Bonner Gaylord and Stacy Miller had not made decisions by Wednesday afternoon on whether to ask for runoffs in their races.

Because of a quirk in state law, State Board of Elections officials were urging candidates across North Carolina to decide quickly on whether to request runoffs.

McFarlane, an unaffiliated politician, outpolled Francis, a Democrat, by more than six thousand votes but would have needed to collect more than half the vote to win outright.…

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