Election Still Too Close To Call In Race For U.S. President; NC Re-Elects Governor Cooper, Gives GOP Other Big Wins
North Carolina’s 7,359,935 eligible voters followed those nationwide in unprecedented numbers casting ballots before Election Day, with 3,620,532 one-stop early votes cast by the 10/31 deadline and 977,186 mail-in ballots tallied by 5 a.m. November 4th. But as voting ended Tuesday night, 117,000 absentee ballots were outstanding, leaving many election outcomes unclear. The state’s 15 electoral votes are still up for grabs in the race for President, and U.S. Senator Thom Tillis holds a thin margin over Democratic challenger Cal Cunningham to help determine if the U.S. Senate will remain under Republican control. In races for state offices, voters re-elected Democratic Governor Roy Cooper and made history in choosing Republican Mark Robinson as the state’s first black Lieutenant Governor.