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The votes are in

Yesterday, North Carolina citizens gathered at polling places around the state to cast their vote for a variety of offices that will have an impact on education in North Carolina. As of early this morning, here are the results.


On the Republican side, Donald Trump was the big winner with 40.24 percent of the vote. Ted Cruz came in second at 36.77 percent with John Kasich in a distant third place with 12.68 percent of the vote.

For the Democrats, Hillary Clinton bested Bernie Sanders with 54.59 percent of the vote. Sander’s take was 40.76 percent.

U.S. Senate

Richard Burr dominated on the Republican ticket with 61.41 percent of the vote. And Deborah Ross easily won the Democratic primary for the seat with 62.38 percent. The two will face off in the general election.


Pat McCrory took the Republican primary with 81.76 percent of the vote, and Roy Cooper took the Democratic primary with 68.77 percent. As expected, these two will go head to head in the general election.

Lt. Governor

Linda Coleman took the Democratic primary with 51.13 percent, beating her closest opponent, Holly Jones, who received 28.76 percent of the vote.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

June Atkinson won the Democratic primary by a wide margin with 79.85 percent of the vote. Mark Johnson won the Republican primary with 53.39 percent of the vote. The two will go on to battle for the position in the general election.

See all the results for yourself here.

Alex Granados

Alex Granados was the senior reporter for EducationNC from December 2014-March 2023.