Republicans have carried North Carolina in 11 of the last 13 presidential elections. Democrats Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama won in 1976 and 2008, respectively. North Carolina is one of two states Obama won in 2008 but lost in 2012 (Indiana is the other). Follow live coverage
CNN will broadcast a projected winner only after an extensive review of data from a number of sources.
"Flipped seat" denotes a race where the 2020 projected winner is from a different party than the previous winner or incumbent.
Both Maine and Nebraska allow electoral votes to be split. In Maine, two of four electoral votes go to the statewide winner and one electoral vote goes to the winner in each of the two congressional districts. In Nebraska, two of five electoral votes go to the winner of the statewide vote. One electoral vote goes to the winner in each of Nebraska's three congressional districts.