- Today, North Carolina voters cast ballots in House primaries across the state.
- This is the first election cycle using North Carolina’s newly-redrawn congressional districts, which changed the state’s map to be more favourable to Democrats.
- Polls in North Carolina close at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time.
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Polls close at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time – follow along with results here:
North Carolina House primary results:
What’s at stake:
The biggest race of the night will be the Democratic primary for US Senate in North Carolina, but other important House primaries are also taking place.
North Carolina recently re-drew the boundaries of its 13 congressional districts after a court ruled that the state’s previous map, which favoured Republicans 10-3, was gerrymandered and ordered the legislature to come up with fairer districts.
The new map created two more likely Democratic districts, and the state’s map now advantages Republicans by a smaller margin of 8 Republican-leaning seats to five Democratic-leaning seats.
Tonight, there will be Democratic primaries to watch in the state’s new 2nd district and new 6th district, both of which now lean Democratic.
Catch up on live coverage from the primary:
While you wait for North Carolina results to come in, head over to our main Super Tuesday post to follow all the action.
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