Last updated: May 31, 2022 at 5:08 p.m. ET

2022 North Carolina primary elections results

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North Carolina’s status as a battleground state holds true this election cycle. Both parties have their sights set on the seat opened by retiring Sen. Richard Burr (R), which will be a key target in the battle for control of the Senate in November. Redistricting battles in court pushed the primaries back two months, and the new districts resulted in a few highly competitive primaries in the Tar Heel State. Most notably, Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R), who has had a scandal-plagued first term in office, is facing a long list of challengers from rival Republicans in the 11th District.

Senate

The state’s open Senate seat has a fiercely contested Republican primary with more than a dozen candidates on the ballot, including Trump-endorsed Rep. Ted Budd, former governor Pat McCrory and former congressman Mark Walker. Former state Supreme Court justice Cheri Beasley is the front-runner on the Democratic side. If Beasley wins in November, she would be the state’s first Black senator.

Republican primary

Republican primary

Budd is projected to win. An estimated 99 percent of votes have been counted.

Votes received and percentages of total vote
CandidateVotesPct.
Ted Budd Budd 448,03558.6%
Pat McCrory McCrory 188,05124.6
Mark Walker Walker 70,4569.2
Marjorie Eastman Eastman 22,5222.9
David Flaherty Flaherty 7,2610.9
Kenneth Harper Harper 7,1250.9
Jen Banwart Banwart 3,0870.4
Charles Moss Moss 2,9210.4
Leonard Bryant Bryant 2,9060.4
Benjamin Griffiths Griffiths 2,8710.4
Debora Tshiovo Tshiovo 2,7420.4
Lee Brian Brian 2,2340.3
Lichia Sibhatu Sibhatu 2,1930.3
Drew Bulecza Bulecza 2,0220.3
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An estimated 99% of votes have been counted.

Democratic primary

Democratic primary

Beasley is projected to win. An estimated 99 percent of votes have been counted.

Votes received and percentages of total vote
CandidateVotesPct.
Cheri Beasley Beasley 501,61881.1%
James Carr Carr 21,8823.5
Alyssia Hammond Hammond 20,9953.4
Marcus Williams Williams 17,4472.8
Constance Johnson Johnson 12,4912.0
Rett Newton Newton 10,0411.6
Chrelle Booker Booker 9,9311.6
B.K. Maginnis Maginnis 7,0371.1
Robert Colon Colon 6,9111.1
Greg Antoine Antoine 5,1770.8
Tobias LaGrone LaGrone 5,0470.8
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An estimated 99% of votes have been counted.

House

The Post estimated the lean of 2022 congressional districts using 2020 presidential results by precinct from Decision Desk HQ and estimates where actual votes at the precinct level were unavailable. Districts classified as ‘Strong Biden’ and ‘Strong Trump’ show where a candidate is estimated to have won by 15 percentage points or more. ‘Lean Biden’ and ‘Lean Trump’ districts had estimated vote margins between five and 15 points. ‘Close’ districts show an estimated margin within five points.

By: Lenny Bronner, Holden Foreman, Dylan Freedman, Chloe Langston, Emily Liu, Brittany Renee Mayes, Anthony Pesce, Erik Reyna and Ashlyn Still