The unofficial results have Romney winning in North Carolina by 96,568 votes – while close, not as close as the 2008 election when Obama beat McCain by only 14,173 votes.
There were a few very close races this year, including; Lt. Governor, Congressional District 7, and NC Senate District 1. All of the campaigns associated with these contests are waiting for provisional votes to be counted and will possibly be calling for recounts.
Most of the North Carolina Legislative races had a much clearer outcome. And as the dust settles, we see that Republicans have picked up 9 seats in the State House and 1 seat in the State Senate. And it looks like there will be 43 freshmen in the State House (31 Republicans and 12 Democrats ) and 13 freshmen State Senators (8 Republicans and 5 Democrats).
I have created a spreadsheet to compare the CPI data before and after the November 6 election. The Civitas Partisan Index compares the votes cast in each State House and Senate district with the partisan voting tendencies of the state as a whole. The end result is a letter (D or R) followed by a number, indicating the extent to which each district leans one way or the other.
At this time the CPI is based on voter data from the 2008 general election results for governor and other council of state offices. The Index will be updated when we receive the newest data from the State Board of Elections. The CPI was last updated using new district lines after redistricting was completed in 2011.
Click here to go to Civitas’ CPI web page to see maps and charts associated with the Index. (click on the maps for even more information)