Budd holds U.S. Senate seat, GOP flips state Supreme Court

Updated: Nov 21

Carolina Journal November 9, 2022

North Carolina Republicans captured all seven statewide contests in strong victories in the high profile 2022 midterm election, according to unofficial results from the N.C. Board of Elections.

In the headliner race, Republican Ted Budd secured victory in a comfortable 51% to 47% victory over Democrat Cheri Beasley in the contest for the state’s open U.S. Senate seat. Budd’s victory means the Tar Heel State will keep both members of its U.S. Senate delegation red.

In down ballot races, Republicans won all six statewide judicial races, shifting the lean of the N.C. Supreme Court from 4 to 3 Democrat to 5 to 2 Republican. In races for the state Supreme Court, Repub

lican Richard Dietz bested Democrat Lucy Inman 53% to 47%, while Republican Trey Allen won 52% to 48% over Democrat Sam J. Ervin IV. The shift means that Republicans will control the state’s highest court until at least 2028. Read more.

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