Barack Obama (D)

President Obama won reelection in a convincing victory, clinching 336 electoral votes and 50 percent of the popular vote, wining all swing states except North Carolina, while Republican challenger Mitt Romney secured only 206 electoral votes and 48 percent of the popular vote. In North Carolina, the percentages were reversed, with Romney winning 50.4 percent of the popular vote, while Obama secured 48.3 percent.

US House of Representatives

Robert Pittenger (R)

Republican Robert Pittenger narrowly secured election, replacing the retiring incumbent Sue Myrick, and taking 51.8 percent of the vote in the three-county area that includes Mecklenburg, Union, and Gaston counties. Democrat Jennifer Roberts won 45.7 percent of the vote, and Independent Curtis Campbell won 2.6.


Pat McCrory (R)

Former Charlotte mayor Republican Pat McCrory secured the North Carolina governor’s race, defeating Democratic challenger Walter Dalton by 11.5 percentage points. McCrory won the race with 54.7 percent, and Dalton won 43.2. Libertarian candidate Barbara Howe took 2.1 percent of the vote.

Lieutenant Governor*

Dan Forest (R) vs. Linda Coleman (D)

The race for Lieutenant Governor is yet undecided in the midst of a recount battle that could carry on for weeks. The original count ended with Republican Dan Forest at 50.1 percent of the vote, 2,192,026 votes total, and Democrat Linda Coleman receiving 49.9 percent, 2,180,820 votes. The margin is slim, only 11,206 votes, and represents a mere 0.2 percent of the vote.

Attorney General

Roy Cooper (D)

Running unopposed, Democrat Roy Cooper retained his position as North Carolina’s Attorney General.


Beth Wood (D)

Democrat Beth Wood won the seat of North Carolina Auditor with 53.8 percent of the vote, while Republican opponent Debra Goldman took only 46.2 percent.

Commissioner of Agriculture

Steve Troxler (R)

Incumbent candidate Republican Steve Troxler secured reelection as North Carolina commissioner of agriculture with 53.3 percent, while Democratic challenger Walter Smith secured 46.7.

Commissioner of Insurance

Wayne Goodwin (D)

Incumbent Democrat Wayne Goodwin, won four more years as North Carolina’s commissioner of insurance with 51.8 percent of the vote, and Republican challenger Mike Causey got 48.2 percent.

Commissioner of Labor

Cherie Berry (R)

Cherie Berry is another incumbent Republican that won reelection, receiving 53.4 percent of the popular vote, while challenging Democrat John C. Brooks received only 46.6 percent.

Secretary of state

Elaine Marshall (D)

Elaine Marshall, Democrat incumbent secretary of state won reelection with 53.8 percent of the vote, while Republican Ed Goodwin won 46.2 percent.


June Atkinson (D)

With 54.2 percent of the vote, Democratic candidate June Atkinson secured reelection of North Carolina superintendent of public instruction. Republican John Tedesco won 45.8 percent.

NC State Senate, District 41

Jeff Tarte (R)

Running unopposed, Republican Jeff Tarte secured election as the senator to the statehouse from senate district 41.

NC State House of Representatives, District 103

Bill Brawley (R)

Bill Brawley, also a Republican running unopposed, was elected as the representative to the statehouse from house district 103.