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North Carolina was blue by 14,912 votes

President-elect Barack Obama won the Tar Heel state by a 14,912 vote margin, according to the (Raleigh) News & Observer. The final tally by the State Board of Elections showed that he received 49.7 percent of the vote against Sen. John McCain's 49.38 percent. All provisional votes have been counted and the results will become offical after the State Board of Elections meets Tuesday in Raleigh.

14,912 votes.

To put that number in perspective, consider that Duke has approximately 6,400 total undergraduates and 74.8 percent of those students indicated that they supported Obama in The Chronicle's Undergraduate Survey. Duke voters didn't decide the election, but they certainly made an impact in North Carolina.


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