For the first time since 1976, a Democrat has won North Carolina. It was announced today that Obama has officially won the state of North Carolina. North Carolina joins its neighbor Virginia as two of the few southeastern states that went blue in the 2008 Election. Florida was the third.
The final numbers look like this:
Obama - 2,123,334
McCain - 2,109,281
Barr - 25,419
Write-in - 14,195
This leaves the margin of victory at only 14,053 votes out of a total 4,272,702 votes cast. This is a 69% voter turnout which is much higher than 4 years ago.
View full results and county-by-county here.