Roy Asberry Cooper III (born June 13, 1957) is an American attorney and politician serving as the 75th and current Governor of North Carolina since 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, he previously served as the 49th Attorney General of North Carolina from 2001 to 2016.
Except in Maine, the winning party in every Senate election was the winning party in the state's presidential election.  Due to election laws in Georgia that require candidates to win at least 50% of the vote in the general election, both races advanced to runoff elections on January 5, 2021. 
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Cooper (Democratic Party) ran for re-election for Governor of North Carolina. He won in the general election on November 3, 2020. Prior to being elected governor of North Carolina, Cooper served as the state's attorney general. He first won election to the office in 2000 and was subsequently re-elected three times.
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The 2020 North Carolina gubernatorial election was held on November 3, 2020, to elect the Governor of North Carolina, concurrently with the 2020 U.S. presidential election, as well as elections to one-third of the United States Senate and elections to the United States House of Representatives and various state and local elections.
Detailed Session List Roll call vote results are compiled through the Senate Legislative Information System by the Senate bill clerk under the direction of the secretary of the Senate.
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North Carolina had been under Republican trifecta control after Governor Pat McCrory (R) assumed office in 2013 and became the state's first Republican governor in 20 years. This represented a shift in partisan control for the state, which had been under Democratictrifecta control in 2010. McCrory sought a second term in office. Four-term Attorney General Roy Cooper (D) won the Democratic primary election and competed with McCrory in the general election. Libertarian candidate Lon Vernon Cecilran for the governor’s seat as well. Polls had Cooper and McCrory neck-and-neck, with Cooper usually leading McCrory by a few points. As of the end of the second quarter, Cooper had raised nearly $2 million more in campaign contributions than McCrory. Satellite spending groups spent millions of dollars in support of both candidates. Though the race still had an overall rating of Toss-up, it grew more competitive over time, with two of the five political ratings that Ballotpedia tracks changing...
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McCrory pledged to continue increasing job growth, lowering corporate taxes, maintaining a flat-rate income tax, increasing teacher pay, improving customer service in government agencies, improving state infrastructure, and opposing federal environmental regulations. His Democratic opponent Roy Coopercalled for increased funding for education, greater emphasis on job creation, expanding Medicaid, promoting investments in renewable energy, and repealing North Carolina's voter ID law. Libertari...
1. 1.1. Main article: Governor of North Carolina The governor of the State of North Carolina is an elected constitutional officer, the head of the executive branch, and the occupant of the highest state office in North Carolina. The governor is popularly elected every four years by a plurality and is limited to two consecutive terms. The 74th governor was Republican Pat McCrory. McCrory defeated Walter Dalton (D) in the 2012 general election. He assumed officeon January 5, 2013. Prior to the...
This excerpt is reprinted here with the permission of the 2016 edition of the Almanac of American Politics and is up to date as of the publication date of that edition. All text is reproduced verbatim, though links have been added by Ballotpedia staff. To read the full chapter on North Carolina, click here. In few states today is the political climate more polarized between Democrats and Republicans, andbetween urban and suburban areas, than in North Carolina. Bolstered by rapid population growth fromother states, North Carolina has become a hard-fought presidential battleground, but skirmishes over thedirection of the state government have proven to be even more intense. In the early republic, when Virginia and South Carolina produced statesmen and spokesmen, and hadgrand plantation cultures, North Carolina was often called a valley of humility between two mountainsof conceit. It joined the Confederacy only after those two neighbors did so. After the Civil War, NorthCarolina develo...
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Heading into the election, the Republican Party held the majority in the U.S. Senate. Republicans held 54 Senate seats while the Democrats had 44 Senate seats. Two seats were held by independents, who caucus with the Democratic Party. The Republicans won the Senate majority in the 2014 midterm electionswhen they gained nine seats and lost none. Republicans maintained their majority following the 2016 elections, losing only two seats and ending with 52. There were 24 Republican seats and 10 Democratic seats up for re-election. In 2016, the Democratic Party failed to pick up the five seats in the Senate in order to regain the majority they lost in 2014. The majority of the Republican incumbents up for re-election in 2016 were first elected in 2010 during the Tea Party movement.The below map displays the seats up for re-election in 2016 and the party that held the seat. Click a state to find out more.
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