According to the final count, reported by WRAL, Clay finished with 11,678 votes. Keith Crisco finished second with 11,288. Toni Morris finished third with 5,616.
North Carolina's State Board of Elections will certify results on May 22.
Due to the untimely death of Clay's opponent, Keith Crisco, Clay has suspended his campaign activities in observance. He will now face Republican Congresswoman Renee Ellmers in November.
Crisco died from a fall in his home Monday. His funeral will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Asheboro.