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What You Need to Know about North Carolina for November 5, 2014

Twas the day after Election Day and there were many surprises to be had. Congrats to all the candidates for getting into this election and running. Some we may favor more than others. Yet, we should all be proud that those of us who could, voted and many of us continue to do what we can to make our communities better. And with that, your special post-Election Day version of the news, with just election commentary:

News Across North Carolina for November 5, 2014

The complete North Carolina vote totals, via the State Board of Elections.

Over 2.7 million people voted, of over 6 million registered voters. Although this was only 44% of registered voters, this still broke the midterm election record.

Due to a number of reports statewide of barriers to voting, the Center for American Progress issued a note to the N.C. State Board of Elections.

This person is currently banned from voting, but possibly voted anyway.

This person voted for the first time, after coming to this country as a refugee.

Early voting and election day voting demographics were quite different.

And finally, every Wake County Commissioner is now a Democrat.

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