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North Carolina Republican Senatorial Candidate Ted Budd Casts His Vote On Election Day

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In a heavily-contested race for a vacant seat in the US Senate, the race is officially called for Republican Ted Budd.

Budd received 50.71% of the votes, while his Democratic opponent Cheri Beasley held about 47.08% of the votes, according to The North Carolina State Board of Election. Early voting poll results showed Beasley with a strong lead. As polls closed at 7:30 pm, Budd benefitted greatly from Election Day votes, which, by tradition, consists of mostly Republican voters.

Budd will take the seat vacated by retiring Republican U.S. Sen. Richard Burr.

Other State Election Results:

  • Wiley Nickel (D) defeats Bo Hines (R) for a US House seat to represent NC’s 13th Congressional District, with 51% of the votes.
  • NBC has not called the race for the 1st Congressional District. Currently, Don Davis (D) has 52% of the votes over Sandy Smith (R), who holds 48% of the votes.
  • Charlotte Transportation Bond Referendum passed with 77.19% to 22.81%
  • Bonds for the city’s affordable housing passed 73.96% to 26.04%
  • Residents vote ‘yes’ (77.14%) for $29.8 million in bond for neighborhood improvements

Click HERE to view the unofficial statewide election results and click HERE to view the national results.

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