2016 North Carolina lieutenant gubernatorial election

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North Carolina lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2016

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  Dan Forest.jpg Linda coleman of nc.jpg
Nominee Dan Forest Linda Coleman
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 2,393,515 2,093,380
Percentage 51.8% 45.3%

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County results

Lieutenant Governor before election

Dan Forest
Republican

Elected Lieutenant Governor

Dan Forest
Republican

The 2016 North Carolina lieutenant gubernatorial election took place on November 8, 2016, to elect the Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina, concurrently with the 2016 U.S. presidential election, as well as elections to the United States Senate and elections to the United States House of Representatives and various state and local elections. Primary elections were held March 15.[1]

In North Carolina, the Governor and Lieutenant Governor are elected separately.

Incumbent Republican Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest ran for re-election to a second term in office.[2] Linda Coleman was the Democratic nominee, making the general election a rematch of the 2012 contest that Forest won by a narrow margin.

Forest won re-election to a second term, despite Republican Governor Pat McCrory losing reelection by a narrow margin.[3]

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Declined[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[17]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Linda Coleman 500,128 51.1
Democratic Holly Jones 281,132 28.7
Democratic Robert Wilson 102,870 10.5
Democratic Ronald Newton 94,312 9.7
Total votes 978,442 100.0

Libertarian primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

  • Jacki Cole, marketing/sales professional [18]

Withdrawn[edit]

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Dan
Forest (R)
Linda
Coleman (D)
Other Undecided
SurveyUSA October 28–31, 2016 659 ± 3.9% 49% 42% 2% 7%
Public Policy Polling October 21–22, 2016 875 ± 3.3% 41% 37% 4% 19%
Civitas Institute October 14–18, 2016 651 ± 3.1% 37% 32% 9% 17%
Public Policy Polling September 18–20, 2016 1,024 ± 3.1% 38% 35% 4% 23%
Civitas Institute September 11–12, 2016 600 ± 4.0% 35% 39% 4% 21%
Public Policy Polling August 5–7, 2016 830 ± 3.4% 37% 37% 5% 20%
Public Policy Polling June 20–21, 2016 947 ± 3.2% 37% 37% 4% 22%
Civitas Institute May 21–23, 2016 600 ± 4.0% 36% 36% 3% 24%
Public Policy Polling May 20–22, 2016 928 ± 3.2% 38% 38% 5% 19%
Public Policy Polling April 22–24, 2016 960 ± 3.2% 38% 37% 6% 19%
Public Policy Polling March 18–20, 2016 843 ± 3.4% 33% 36% 25%
Public Policy Polling July 2–6, 2015 529 ± 4.3% 43% 36% 21%
Public Policy Polling May 28–31, 2015 561 ± 4.1% 41% 37% 23%
Public Policy Polling April 2–5, 2015 751 ± 3.6% 40% 36% 24%
Public Policy Polling February 24–26, 2015 849 ± 3.4% 40% 35% 25%

Results[edit]

North Carolina lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Dan Forest (incumbent) 2,393,514 51.81% +1.73%
Democratic Linda Coleman 2,093,375 45.32% -4.60%
Libertarian Jacki Cole 132,645 2.87% N/A
Turnout 4,619,534 100.0% N/A
Republican hold

References[edit]

  1. ^ WRAL: North Carolina primaries officially on March 15 with signing
  2. ^ a b Leslie, Laura (February 18, 2015). "Coleman, Forest to run again for lieutenant governor". WRAL-TV. Retrieved February 18, 2015.
  3. ^ WRAL.com
  4. ^ Colin Campbell (February 18, 2015). "Linda Coleman to run for lieutenant governor again in 2016". News & Observer. Retrieved February 18, 2015.
  5. ^ Jarvis, Craig (August 12, 2015). "Buncombe commissioner will challenge Forest". The News & Observer. Retrieved August 12, 2015.
  6. ^ Bonner, Lynn (September 8, 2015). "Democrats discuss issues in NC lieutenant governor race". The News & Observer. Retrieved October 27, 2015.
  7. ^ Paul Woolverton (April 3, 2015). "FSU grad Robert Wilson running for lieutenant governor, faces Linda Coleman". News & Observer. Retrieved April 26, 2015.
  8. ^ Friedman, Corey (November 20, 2014). "McLaurin eyes future". Richmond County Daily Journal. Archived from the original on February 5, 2015. Retrieved February 18, 2015.
  9. ^ Friedman, Corey (October 12, 2015). "Gene McLaurin to help AG Roy Cooper in governor race". Richmond County Daily Journal. Retrieved October 13, 2015.
  10. ^ Jarvis, Craig (August 12, 2015). "Morrisville councilman considers run for lieutenant governor". The News & Observer. Retrieved August 13, 2015.
  11. ^ Doran, Will (December 10, 2015). "Morrisville swears in Town Council members; Rao elected mayor pro tem". The News & Observer. Retrieved December 20, 2015.
  12. ^ "Inside Politics: Spring Lake Mayor Rey planning run for lieutenant governor?". The Fayetteville Observer. January 5, 2015. Retrieved January 5, 2015.
  13. ^ Woolverton, Paul (August 11, 2015). "Spring Lake Mayor Chris Rey considering run for U.S. Senate". The Fayetteville Observer. Retrieved August 12, 2015.
  14. ^ "City Council: James Taylor Jr". City of Winston-Salem. Retrieved April 26, 2015.
  15. ^ "Draft James Taylor for Lt Governor". facebook. Retrieved April 26, 2015.
  16. ^ Green, Jordan (December 9, 2015). "County commission and city council races on ballot in 2016 in Forsyth". Triad City Beat. Retrieved December 20, 2015.
  17. ^ State Board of Elections
  18. ^ NC Libertarian Party website
  19. ^ Campbell, Colin (December 16, 2015). "Libertarians look to keep NC ballot status with candidate slate". The News & Observer. Retrieved December 20, 2015.
  20. ^ WRAL.com
  21. ^ "Election Results". North Carolina State Board of Elections. Retrieved December 12, 2016.

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