Republicans Sweep In North Carolina

9:28 AM, Nov 7, 2012   |    comments
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North Carolina voters gave Republicans a sweep on Tuesday, electing a Republican Governor and Republican General Assembly, as well as giving the state's 15 electoral votes to Mitt Romney. 

Pat McCrory won the Governor's race in a landslide, taking 55% of the vote against Walter Dalton's 43%.

While not as close, the state also went to Gov. Romney in the Presidential race, North Carolina being the only swing state to go to Romney.

Gov. Romney won North Carolina by approximately 97,000 votes on Tuesday.

In 2008, President Obama won North Carolina by approximately 14,000 votes. 

When the General Assembly convenes in January, for the first time in over 100 years, it will be under complete Republican control.

Political experts told News 2 to expect and active political year, with a balanced relationship between a moderate Republican in Governor Elect McCrory, and a more conservative General Assembly. 

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