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Math Mistake Means 1 Out, Another In On UNC Board

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File photo of people counting ballots. (Photo by Eric Engman/Getty Images)

File photo of people counting ballots. (Photo by Eric Engman/Getty Images)

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A math error by North Carolina House members counting ballots means one person elected to the University of North Carolina Board of Governors this week won’t join the panel after all.

The House elected eight people to the board Wednesday, like lawmakers do every two years. But House Rules Chairman Tim Moore announced Thursday the House clerk’s office had determined a number was transposed as he and other lawmakers tallied ballots for 14 nominees.

The chamber made several parliamentary maneuvers and recounted the ballots. Seven of the eight nominees elected Wednesday still won Thursday. But the new tally shows Jim Nance of Albemarle actually lost and G.A. Sywassink won.

The House says Sywassink is CEO of Standard Holding Corp.

The Senate also elected eight people Wednesday to the 32-member board.

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