US ELECTION 2020

USA election results in North Carolina: who has won electoral college and popular?

President Donald Trump won the race over Joe Biden with more than 98% of the votes reported. All major networks including AP have called the state now.

USA elections 2020 results in North Carolina: who has won popular and college vote?
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With 98% of votes reported in North Carolina, Donald Trump wins the state today by 1.4 points more than 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 5.5 million votes reported in North Carolina, here is how the popular vote has gone so far:

Donald Trump (Rep): 2,754,822 votes (50.0%) - projected winner

Joe Biden (Dem): 2,681,124 votes (48.6%)

Jo Jorgensen (Lib): 48,576 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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