Democrat Deborah Ross wins NC 2nd U.S. Congressional District race

RALEIGH — Democratic candidate Deborah Ross has defeated Republican candidate Alan Swain for North Carolina’s 2nd U.S. Congressional District seat.

At the time The Associated Press called the race, Ross was coming up on 65% of the vote.

The 2nd District seat was previously held by Republican George Holding, who announced in December 2019 that he would be retiring. North Carolina’s congressional maps were redrawn that same year, which shifted the 2nd to the left. Ross, who ran unsuccessfully in 2016 for one of North Carolina’s U.S. Senate seats, was an early favorite to win the 2nd District race over Swain.

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.

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