Women Running in North Carolina
Significance of State
North Carolina is a reddish purple state and seen as critical in 2020 election. It narrowly voted for President Obama in 2008, breaking a long string of Republican victories in the state. Following 2008, North Carolina voters again supported Republican candidates, shifting the balance in the U.S. house from 7 Democratic seats/6 Republican seats to 4 Democratic seats/9 Republican seats. Republicans made additional gains in 2016, picking-up one additional seat and holding these seats in 2018. This could indicate a deep Red state. Or, it could be the result of severely partisan gerrymandering (1)(2) and voter suppression tactics (3)(4)(5).