Red and blue make purple: North Carolina confirms its status as a political battleground with the 2020 election

Jim Padgett, who graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1965, attended the Franklin Street celebrations for President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. (Lauren Gilbert)

By Annelise Collins

North Carolina was considered a battleground state in this year’s election and the results suggest it is one of the most divided states in the country. President Trump appears to have carried North Carolina, and Republican Senator Thom Tillis won re-election. But so did Democratic Governor Roy Cooper.

Carolina Connection’s Annelise Collins has more.

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