RALEIGH— Incumbent Democratic Rep. G.K. Butterfield has defeated Republican challenger Sandy Smith in the race for North Carolina’s 1st U.S. Congressional District seat.
At the time The Associated Press called the race for Butterfield, he was leading with close to 55% of the vote.
Butterfield first took office in July 2004 after a special election was held due to the resignation of Frank Ballance.
The N.C. State Board of Elections (NCSBE) will continue to accept absentee ballots through Nov. 12. Due to the extended deadline for those ballots, results reported on election night may change.