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Elections 2020

State Facts

Capitol:Raleigh
Nickname:Tar Heel State; Old North State
Bird:Cardinal
Motto:To be rather than to seem

Past Presidential Elections

2012

Barack Obama:48.5%
Mitt Romney:50.5%

2008

Barack Obama:49.9%
John McCain:49.5%

2004

John Kerry:43.6%
George Bush:56.1%

2000

Al Gore:43.2%
George Bush:56.1%

1996

Bill Clinton:44.1%
Ross Perot:6.7%
Bob Dole:48.8%

1992

Bill Clinton:42.7%
Ross Perot:13.7%
George Bush:43.4%

1988

Michael Dukakis:41.7%
George Bush:58.0%

Previous Election Results, other races

2014 Senate Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Kay HaganDemocratic372,20977.2%
Ernest ReevesDemocratic43,2579.0%
Will StewartDemocratic66,90313.9%

2014 Senate General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Kay HaganDemocratic1,377,65147.3%
Sean HaughLibertarian109,1003.7%
Thom TillisRepublican1,423,25948.9%

2014 Senate Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes

2014 Senate Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Greg BrannonRepublican132,63027.1%
Heather GrantRepublican22,9714.7%
Mark HarrisRepublican85,72717.5%
Thom TillisRepublican223,17445.7%

2012 Governor Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Bruce BlackmonDemocratic22,3702.4%
Walter DaltonDemocratic428,47545.9%
Gary DunnDemocratic27,3582.9%
Bob EtheridgeDemocratic354,92338.0%
Bill FaisonDemocratic52,1795.6%
Gardenia HenleyDemocratic48,9825.2%

2012 Governor General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Walter DaltonDemocratic1,931,58043.2%
Barbara HoweLibertarian94,6522.1%
Pat McCroryRepublican2,440,70754.6%

2012 Governor Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Jim HarneyRepublican26,4853.0%
Scott JonesRepublican31,1913.5%
Jim MahanRepublican30,0563.4%
Pat McCroryRepublican748,18083.4%
Paul WrightRepublican47,4035.3%

2010 Senate Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Cal CunninghamDemocratic115,85127.2%
Susan HarrisDemocratic29,7387.0%
Ken LewisDemocratic72,51017.0%
Elaine MarshallDemocratic154,60536.3%
Marcus WilliamsDemocratic35,9848.5%
Ann WorthyDemocratic16,6553.9%

2010 Senate Primary Runoff

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Cal CunninghamDemocratic63,69140.0%
Elaine MarshallDemocratic95,39060.0%

2010 Senate General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Elaine MarshallDemocratic1,145,07443.1%
Michael BeitlerLibertarian55,6872.1%
Richard BurrRepublican1,458,04654.8%

2008 Governor Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Richard MooreDemocratic594,02839.7%
Dennis NielsenDemocratic60,6284.1%
Bev PerdueDemocratic840,34256.2%

2008 Senate Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Kay HaganDemocratic801,92060.1%
Duskin LassiterDemocratic62,1364.7%
Jim NealDemocratic239,62317.9%
Howard StaleyDemocratic60,4034.5%
Marcus WilliamsDemocratic170,97012.8%

2008 Governor General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Bev PerdueDemocratic2,146,18950.3%
Michael MungerLibertarian121,5842.8%
Pat McCroryRepublican2,001,16846.9%

2008 Senate General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Kay HaganDemocratic2,249,31152.7%
Christopher ColeLibertarian133,4303.1%
Elizabeth DoleRepublican1,887,51044.2%

2008 Governor Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Bill GrahamRepublican46,8619.3%
Pat McCroryRepublican232,81846.1%
Bob OrrRepublican34,0076.7%
Fred SmithRepublican186,84337.0%

2008 Senate Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Pete Di LauroRepublican51,40610.0%
Elizabeth DoleRepublican460,66590.0%

2004 Governor Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Mike EasleyDemocratic379,49885.4%
Rickey KipferDemocratic65,06114.6%

2004 Senate General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Erskine BowlesDemocratic1,632,52747.0%
Richard BurrRepublican1,791,45051.6%

2004 Governor General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Mike EasleyDemocratic1,939,15455.6%
Patrick BallantineRepublican1,495,02142.9%

2004 Senate Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Richard BurrRepublican302,31987.9%
John HendrixRepublican25,9717.6%
Albert Wiley Jr.Republican15,5854.5%

2004 Governor Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Patrick BallantineRepublican110,72630.4%
Dan BarrettRepublican19,0975.2%
Bill CobeyRepublican97,46126.7%
George LittleRepublican13,4743.7%
Fern ShubertRepublican14,4454.0%
Richard VinrootRepublican109,21730.0%

2002 Senate Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Dan BlueDemocratic184,21628.8%
Erskine BowlesDemocratic277,32943.4%
Cynthia BrownDemocratic27,7994.4%
Elaine MarshallDemocratic97,39215.2%
Albert Wiley Jr.Democratic12,7252.0%

2002 Senate General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Erskine BowlesDemocratic1,047,98345.0%
Elizabeth DoleRepublican1,248,66453.6%

2002 Senate Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Elizabeth DoleRepublican342,63180.4%
Jim ParkerRepublican8,7522.1%
Jim SnyderRepublican60,47714.2%

2000 Governor Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Mike EasleyDemocratic330,76458.9%
Dennis WickerDemocratic203,72336.3%

2000 Governor General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Mike EasleyDemocratic1,530,32452.0%
Richard VinrootRepublican1,360,96046.3%

2000 Governor Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Leo DaughtryRepublican116,11537.0%
Art ManningRepublican7,0192.2%
Charles NeelyRepublican48,10115.3%
Richard VinrootRepublican142,82045.5%

1998 Senate Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Robert AyersDemocratic22,4774.2%
John EdwardsDemocratic277,46851.4%
D. G. MartinDemocratic149,04927.6%
Mike RobinsonDemocratic20,1783.7%
Ella ScarboroughDemocratic55,48610.3%

1998 Senate General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
John EdwardsDemocratic1,029,23751.2%
Lauch FairclothRepublican945,94347.0%

1998 Senate Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Lauch FairclothRepublican217,03581.8%
Steve FranksRepublican34,45913.0%
Leonard PlylerRepublican13,7945.2%

1996 Senate Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Harvey GanttDemocratic308,83752.4%
Ralph McKinney Jr.Democratic34,8295.9%
Charlie SandersDemocratic245,26041.6%

1996 Governor General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
James Hunt Jr.Democratic1,436,63856.0%
Robin HayesRepublican1,097,05342.8%

1996 Senate General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Harvey GanttDemocratic1,173,87545.9%
Jesse HelmsRepublican1,345,83352.6%

1996 Governor Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Robin HayesRepublican140,35150.2%
Ken RogersRepublican6,1012.2%
Richard VinrootRepublican127,91645.7%

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