Election digestion

Congratulations to everyone who voted yesterday! There was record turnout nationwide: more than 130 million people voted. North Carolina had 68.37% voter turnout. With more than four million votes cast for president in North Carolina, Obama is ahead by about 12,000 votes. Provisional ballots are still being counted (thus they haven’t called it an Obama victory for NC yet).

We do know, however, that NC has just elected its first female governor, Bev Perdue (D), and Elizabeth Dole (R) has just lost her Senate seat to Kay Hagan (D).

To get the best analysis of how things are shaking out in North Carolina, tune in to the State of Things today at noon (that link allows you to livestream the WUNC broadcast). Rob Christensen will be there to help walk us through it all.