Mark Robinson becomes N.C.’s first African American lieutenant governor

Mark Robinson defeated state Rep. Yvonne Lewis Holley to become lieutenant governor.

Mark Robinson was elected North Carolina’s lieutenant governor and will become the first African American to hold the position. The Republican Robinson defeated Democrat Yvonne Lewis Holley.

With 2,601 of 2,662 precincts reporting, Robinson has a 175,500-vote advantage, 2,764,123 to 2,588,684, when Holley called Robinson to concede. Robinson received 51.6% of the vote to Holley’s 48.4%.

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.