North Carolina

Tar Heel State

Esse quam videri (To be, rather than to seem)


North Carolina voters cast 5,545,848 ballots in the 2020 general election, putting overall state turnout at 75.35%. Incumbent President Donald J. Trump won the state’s 15 electoral votes with 49.9% of the popular vote against Joe Biden’s 48.6%. North Carolina has consistently voted for Republican presidential candidates since 1980, with the lone exception of Barack Obama in 2008.

North Carolina has a bicameral legislature with 50 senators and 120 representatives. Republicans have held the majority in both chambers since 2011, before which Democrats held the majority between 1999 and 2010.

Governor Roy Cooper (D) was re-elected in the 2020 cycle and will not be eligible for re-election in 2025 due to term limits.