First things first, pat y'allselves on the back. From the North Carolina State Board of Elections:
Very impressive! Moving on the meat of the matter:
1. PRESIDENT AND U.S. SENATE RACES
The majority of Republican voters in North Carolina believe Donald J. Trump
should be the next president of the United States. Trump also won in Florida (in doing so, knocking Marco Rubio out of the race), Illinois, and Missouri. Kasich won Ohio.
On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton
essentially seized the nomination, with victories in North Carolina, Illinois, Ohio, Florida, and—by a hair—Missouri.
Here's a visual of how Sanders and Clinton did in North Carolina counties. That little island in the middle is Orange County, home to lots of college students:
Democratic ticket: Deborah Ross
got 62 percent of the vote to Chris Rey's 16 percent.
Republican ticket: Richard Burr
beat Greg Brannon, 62 to 25.
2. N.C. STATEWIDE RACES
Democratic ticket: With 68 percent of the vote, Roy Cooper
bested Ken Spaulding.
Republican ticket: Gov. Pat McCrory
coasted through the primary with 81 percent of the vote.
Democratic ticket: Linda Coleman
over Holly Jones, 51 to 28. Coleman will face incumbent Dan Forrest
Democratic ticket: Josh Stein
won a closer-than-expected race against Marcus Williams, 53 to 46.
Republican ticket: Buck Newton
bested Jim O'Neill, 54 to 45.
Commissioner of Agriculture
Republican ticket: Steve Troxler
over Andy Stevens, 68 to 31. Troxler, the incumbent, will face Democratic candidate Walter Smith
Commissioner of Insurance
Republican ticket: Mike Causey
is the victor, with 41 percent of the vote to Joe McLaughlin's 33 percent and Ron Pierce's 25 percent. Causey will face Democratic incumbent Wayne Goodwin
Commissioner of Labor
Democratic ticket: Former Raleigh Mayor Charles Meeker
over Mazie Ferguson, 56 to 43. Meeker will face Republican incumbent Cherie Berry
Secretary of State
Republican ticket: A surprise victory for Michael LaPaglia
over A.J. Daoud, 61 to 38. LaPaglia will seek to unseat Democrat Elaine Marshall
Superintendent of Public Instruction:
Democratic ticket: June Atkinson
coasts to a win over Henry Pankey, 79 to 21.
Republican ticket: Mark Johnson
(53 percent) over Rosemary Stein (32) and J. Wesley Sills (13).
Democratic ticket: Dan Blue III
beat Ron Elmer, 58 to 41. Blue will face Republican Dale Folwell
3. LOCAL RACES—DURHAM COUNTY
Durham County Board of Commissioners
Three incumbents—Wendy Jacobs
, Ellen Reckhow
, and Brenda Howerton
—held onto their seats. Michael Page and Fred Foster, Jr. were bounced out off the commission and will be replaced by Heidi Carter
and James Hill
Here's how the vote shook out:
Wendy Jacobs: 33,005 votes, 13.19 percent
Ellen Reckhow: 32,686 votes, 13.06 percent
Heidi Carter: 29,448 votes, 11.77 percent
Brenda Howerton: 26,729 votes, 10.68 percent
James Hill: 25,394 votes, 10.15 percent
Michael D. Page: 24,230 votes, 9.68 percent
Elaine C. Hyman: 23,509 votes, 9.39 percent
Fred Foster, Jr.: 20,867 votes, 8.34 percent
Glyndola Massenburg-Beasley: 19,491 votes, 7.79 percent
Tara L. Fikes: 14,893 votes, 5.95 percent
Durham County Register of Deeds
over Wayland Burton, 90 to 10.
Durham School Board
It's Steve Unruhe, Minnie Forte-Brown
, and Xavier Cason
4. LOCAL RACES—ORANGE COUNTY
Orange County Board of Commissioners
A good night for the incumbents: Penny Rich
, Renee Price
, and Mark Dorosin
were all reelected. Mark Marcoplos
won the at-large race, beating Matt Hughes 46 to 40.
District 1 results:
Penny Rich: 12,802 votes, 37.57 percent
Mark Dorosin: 10,216 votes, 29.98 percent
Jamezetta Bedford: 9,840 votes, 28.88 percent
Gary P. Kahn: 1,214 votes, 3.56 percent
District 2 results:
Renee Price: 6,245 votes, 60.68 percent
Bonnie Hauser: 4,047 votes, 39.32 percent
Orange County Board of Education
Stephen H. Halkiotis, Tony McKnight,
and Matthew Roberts
won uncontested. For the two-year unexpired term, Michael Hood
beat John Hamilton, 51 to 36.
5. LOCAL RACES—WAKE COUNTY
Wake County Board of Commissioners
District B, Republican ticket: John Adcock
over Phil Matthews, 54 to 45.
District B, Democratic ticket: Vicky Scroggins
Johnson over Lindy Brown, 55 to 44.
6. LOCAL RACES—CHATHAM COUNTY
Chatham County Board of Commissioners
District 1: Karen Howard
over Danny Jenkins, 80 to 20.
District 2: Mike Dasher
over Mike Cross, 57 to 42.
7. N.C. HOUSE AND SENATE RACES
N.C. House District 33
Democratic ticket: Rosa Gill
won with 64 percent of the vote over Shirley Hicks (22) and Bernard Allen (12). Gill's unopposed in November.
N.C. House District 36
Republican ticket: Nelson Dollar
over Mark Villee, 55 to 44
Democratic ticket: Jennifer Ferrell
over Woodie Cleary, 75 to 24.
N.C. Senate District 16
Democratic ticket: Jay Chaudhuri
over Ellis Hankins, 63 to 36. Chaudhuri will face Eric Weaver in November.
8. The Connect N.C. Bond
It passed, with 65 percent of the vote.
OK, pretty sure that's all of it. It's almost 3 a.m. Feelin' like:
Till tomorrow/later today.