North Carolina State Results Election 2016
-- North Carolina holds its Republican and Democratic primaries on March 15, 2016. 121 delegates are at stake for the Democrats and 72 delegates for the Republicans.
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Why the state is significant:In 1976, Ronald Reagan earned his first primary win as a presidential candidate over Gerald Ford in the Tar Heel State.In the last five elections since 1996, North Carolinians only voted Democrat once, in 2008 when then-Sen. Barack Obama defeated John McCain 49.7 to 49.4 percent.
Fast facts:Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign increased turnout in rural North Carolina counties with large black percentages.In 2012, President Obama lost the state to Republican nominee Mitt Romney by a mere 2 percent.