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USA elections 2020 results in North Carolina: who has won popular and college vote?

President Donald Trump holds a slight lead over Joe Biden with more than 94% of the votes reported. Trump is forecasted to win out once all votes are counted.

USA elections 2020 results in North Carolina: who has won popular and college vote?
Melissa Sue Gerrits AFP

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With 94% of votes reported in North Carolina, Donald Trump is 1.4 points ahead of Democratic candidate Joe Biden.

Trump won North Carolina in 2016 and forecasts predict he will claim victory again once all votes are counted. But, indeed, nothing is a certainty in the state, where mail ballots postmarked by Election Day are accepted until 12 November.

NC has been one by a Democratic candidate on just two occasions since the state swung red in 1968 -- Jimmy Carter in 1976 and Barack Obama in 2008. 

North Carolina popular vote result

Of the more than 5.45 million votes reported in Georgia, here is how the popular vote has gone so far:

Donald Trump (Rep): 2,732,084 votes (50.1%)

Joe Biden (Dem): 2,655,383 votes (48.7%)

Jo Jorgensen (Lib): 47,215 votes (0.9%)

In 2016 in North Carolina, Trump beat Hillary Clinton, taking 2,362,631 votes (49.83%), while Clinton secured 2,189,316 votes (46.17%).

North Carolina electoral college result

The winner of North Carolina will take 15 electoral college votes. As things stand overall, Joe Biden is leading with 248 electoral college votes, with Trump on 214.

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