RALEIGH, N.C. — More than 105,000 North Carolinians cast ballots Tuesday to decide 19 runoff contests across 37 counties. For the first time since 2006, no statewide race required a second primary.
Turnout was higher than any second primary over the past decade. One-stop early voting accounted for 23% of overall turnout. Polling places remained open throughout the day Tuesday, despite severe weather.
“Our counties have done an excellent job implementing a host of new voting procedures throughout the primary season,” said Executive Director Kim Westbrook Strach “We congratulate the candidates on their hard-fought campaigns.”
Unofficial results indicate that Josh Brannon has won the Democratic nomination in North Carolina’s 5th Congressional District by a margin of 1,308 votes over Gardenia Henley. Brannon will face incumbent Republican Virginia Foxx in November. Mark Walker carried the Republican nomination in North Carolina’s 6th Congressional District by a margin of 6,321 votes over Phil Berger, Jr. Walker will face Democratic nominee Laura Fjeld. Results are subject to final authentication by the State Board of Elections. (Unofficial results available here).
County boards of election will canvass results for the Second Primary on July 22.