NC Primary Roundup 2012

Last night, the voters spoke — and rather loudly. North Carolina’s Amendment One passed by just over a 20 point margin.

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT (Vote For 1)

Choice

Total

Percent

For 1,303,952 61.05%
Against 831,788 38.95%

Full Amendment One voting results here. Voting information on Amendment One by County, with map, here. Interestingly, only seven counties in NC landed in the majority ‘against’ column: Buncombe, Watauga, Orange, Durham, Chatham, Wake and Mecklenberg. All of these counties were won by Obama in the 2008 General Election.

The big race for Governor on the Democrat side was won by Walter Dalton (318,144 or 45.87%). Tough luck for Bob Etheridge (278,218 or 38.01%) — he won’t be touching any voters in this race it seems. Dalton and Etheridge were the only ones pulling in six figure results.

Tea Party favorite, Renee Ellmers, who unseated Bob Etheridge won handily with 56.02% (30,165 votes).

On the Republican side, Pat McCrory demolished all comers with 83.45% (584,688 votes) of the vote. The second place finisher was Paul Wright with 37,675 votes or 5.27% of the vote.

One loss that I found very disappointing was Ilario Pantano down in District 7. He lost to David Rouzer 27,559 to 23,818 votes.

Full race results for all of North Carolina can be found here.

(Crosspost: Carolina Right)

About A.P. Dillon

A.P. Dillon is a freelance journalist and is currently writing at The North State Journal. She resides in the Triangle area of North Carolina. Find her on Twitter: @APDillon_
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