2008 North Carolina lieutenant gubernatorial election

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North Carolina lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2008

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  Walter Dalton.jpg Robert Pittenger, Official Portrait, 113th Congress (cropped 2).jpg
Nominee Walter Dalton Robert Pittenger
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 2,133,058 1,915,012
Percentage 51.1% 45.9%

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County results

Lieutenant Governor before election

Bev Perdue

Elected Lieutenant Governor

Walter Dalton

The North Carolina lieutenant gubernatorial election of 2008 was held on November 4, 2008, as part of the elections to the Council of State. North Carolina also held a gubernatorial election on the same day, but the offices of governor and lieutenant governor are elected independently.

Democrat Walter H. Dalton was elected Lieutenant Governor, succeeding term-limited Beverly Perdue, who was elected governor the same day. Dalton won a slightly larger percentage of the vote than did Perdue in her gubernatorial race, while Republican Robert Pittenger won a slightly smaller percentage than GOP gubernatorial nominee Pat McCrory and Libertarian Phillip Rhodes won a slightly larger percentage than his party's nominee for governor, Michael Munger.

Primary elections[edit]

Democratic Party[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Walter H. Dalton 608,290 45.73
Democratic Hampton Dellinger 446,678 33.58
Democratic Pat Smathers 182,607 13.73
Democratic Dan Besse 92,616 6.96
Total votes 1,330,191 100.00

Republican Party[edit]

Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Robert Pittenger 261,834 58.94
Republican Jim Snyder 84,403 19.00
Republican Timothy Cook 53,353 12.01
Republican Greg Dority 44,668 10.05
Total votes 444,258 100.00


General election[edit]



North Carolina lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2008[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Walter H. Dalton 2,133,058 51.10
Republican Robert Pittenger 1,915,012 45.88
Libertarian Phillip Rhodes 126,074 3.02
Turnout 4,174,144 100


  1. ^ http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/NC/1875/4822/en/summary.html
  2. ^ http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/NC/1875/4822/en/summary.html
  3. ^ Note: Winners of primaries are in italics. Vote totals are official and were derived from the NC State Board of Elections website, accessed on June 11, 2008.
  4. ^ NC Libertarians release candidate slate
  5. ^ "NC SBOE Candidate List". Archived from the original on 2009-03-21. Retrieved 2010-01-03.
  6. ^ "2008 General Election". North Carolina Board of Elections. Retrieved January 30, 2011.

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