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Jim Black, the scandal-prone speaker of the North Carolina House, will doubtless face a recount after winning reelection by -- get this -- 7 votes.
That's votes, not percent.
Despite his personal difficulties, Black didn't hurt his party Democrats as much as some expected. In fact, Democrats gained in both the House and Senate.
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