NC Republicans reach 1 million voter contacts in ’22 election

Volunteers with NC Victory pose for a photo while volunteering for Republican candidates in 2022.

RALEIGH — North Carolina Victory, the grassroots arm of the Republican National Committee in North Carolina, said their team reached a voter engagement milestone this past weekend.

The organization has been a continuous effort on behalf of Republican candidates since 2015, leading the party’s voter outreach efforts through the past three election cycles.

NC Victory says they’ve reached 1 million voter contact including knocking on over 220,000 doors, engaging over 48,000 volunteers and making over 845,000 phone calls through efforts such as Republican Leadership Initiative training and more. The group also says they’ve maintained an active volunteer base in all 100 counties.

“While Democrats continue to give up on North Carolinians, Republicans are not taking a single voter for granted in the Tar Heel State,” RNC spokeswoman Taylor Mazock told North State Journal.

NC Victory has worked for months holding voter registration drives at gas stations and community centers, such as the Pembroke office in Robeson County serving the state’s Lumbee Indian population.

U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry (NC-10) complimented the team, writing on Twitter, “A #RedWave doesn’t just happen. You have to make it happen! Team #NCBoots is doing the hard work to make the #RedWave possible. Thanks to all the volunteers working to save our country.”

U.S. Senate candidate Ted Budd added, Congrats to @NCGOP for reaching this milestone! The #NCBoots ground game will help Republicans up and down the ballot win this November.”

It is this kind of years-long effort, party officials say, that was the difference in achieving a voter registration advantage over Democrats.

Voter registration numbers for Republicans grew by 1.8% since January 30, 2021, while Democrats’ registrants only grew by 0.7%, according to registration statistics earlier this year.

Overall registration in the state is the tight as unaffiliated voters surpassed Democratic registration. As of July 23, 2,573,470 voters are registered unaffiliated with 2,491,653 registered Democrats and 2,209,872 registered Republicans.

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