Brunswick County Democratic Party Chairman Eric Terashima has won the N.C. House District 17 primary amassing 70.7% of the vote with all precincts reporting Tuesday night.
Fellow Democratic challenger Edward McKeithan earned 29% of the vote. Terashima could not be reached for comment Tuesday night.
Terashima will now face incumbent Republican Rep. Frank Iler, who's held the seat since 2009, in the Nov. 8 general election.
N.C. House District 17, which encompasses most of Brunswick County, has been firmly in Republican hands for more than two decades.
Primary 2022 Results: See live vote totals as they're reported Election Night
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All results are unofficial until the vote canvass on May 27th.
The canvass ensures votes have been counted correctly and required audits have been completed. During the canvass, election officials consider challenges to votes and process provisional ballots and absentee ballots received after Election Day.
The canvass process is required by law and is held after every election, according to the North Carolina State Board of Elections.
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This article originally appeared on Wilmington StarNews: 2022 NC primary: N.C. House District 17 Democratic primary race results