• According to media reports, Supreme Court Associate Justice Cheri Beasley (at right), a Democrat, will prevail after a recount in her race against Republican attorney Mike Robinson. Former Gov. Bev Perdue appointed Beasley to the court in 2012.

• WUNC radio looks at the issues that will face House Speaker-designate Tim Moore in the 2015 General Assembly.

• House Democrats also chose their leader for the next legislative session. Rep. Larry Hall of Durham will serve a second term as the chamber’s minority leader.

• The Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza sifts through exit polling data and finds “Nine Fascinating Numbers.” Among them: The “gender gap” favored Democrats by only 4 points this month, a huge drop from the 11- to 13-point advantage Democrats had among female voters during the past two presidential elections.