Election roundup

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*Although North Carolina went solidly Republican, according to the state Board of Elections site, more Democrats (55 percent) cast straight-party votes;

*In the Lt. Governor’s race, Republican Dan Forest claims victory, but Democrat Linda Coleman “appeared to be preparing for a recount”;

*In the 5th Congressional District, Rep. Virginia Foxx easily defeats challenger Elisabeth Motsinger 57-42;

*In the 6th Congressional District, Rep. Howard Coble easily defeats challenger Tony Foriest 60-39;

*In the N.C. Agriculture Commissioner’s race, incumbent Steve Troxler wins reelection, but does not carry his native Guilford County;

*Sen. Phil Berger easily defeats challenger Bobby Stanley 61-38 in N.C. Senate District 26;

*Greensboro City Council member Trudy Wade defeats Myra Slone 57-42 in District 27; Wade celebrates her victory in the hospital;

*Surrounded by a sea of red, Guilford and Forsyth counties go for President Obama;

*Guilford goes for Walter Dalton, while Forsyth goes for Pat McCrory;

*In the one contested Guilford County Board of Education race, incumbent Sandra Alexander defeats challenger Pat Tillman 51-47;

*Bernita Sims becomes High Point’s first black mayor, while current Mayor Becky Smothers and former Mayor Judy Mendenhall take City Council seats;

Sam Hieb / Contributing Editor

Sam Hieb is freelance journalist from Greensboro, North Carolina. He is a contributing editor for Carolina Journal and for Piedmont Publius, a blog that focuses on political a...

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