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Trump projected to win North Carolina

<p>President Donald Trump is pictured here speaking in Raleigh, N.C. during the campaign.</p>

President Donald Trump is pictured here speaking in Raleigh, N.C. during the campaign.

President Donald Trump has won the state of North Carolina and its 15 electoral votes, news organizations including CNN and ABC projected on Friday.

The win brings Trump’s current electoral count to 232 and will not affect his loss in the 2020 election. President-elect Joe Biden is at 306, a tally that includes projected victories inGeorgia and Arizona.

Trump has received 49.93% of the North Carolina vote, while Biden remains at 48.59%, according to the North Carolina State Board of Elections website. Around 73,700 votes currently separate the two candidates, with CNN estimating that 99% of votes have been counted. 

The presidential, U.S. Senate and N.C. Supreme Court Chief Justice races remained uncalled in North Carolina through the beginning of this week. That changed Tuesday when Democratic challenger Cal Cunningham conceded to Republican incumbent Thom Tillis in the U.S. Senate race. Tillis received 48.69% of the vote, while Cunningham got 46.95%.

The race for N.C. Supreme Court Chief Justice still remains uncalled, with Republican challenger Paul Newby leading Democratic incumbent Cheri Beasley by only 463 votes as of just after 3 p.m. Friday.

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