2020 North Carolina Primary Coverage

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Update: 10:42 p.m.

Watauga County precincts are 100% reported. Check out the story below for the full results.

Results of the 2020 primary in Watauga County

Click the video below to hear students’ reactions to primary voting.

Xanayra Marin-Lopez, John Park and Jesse Barber

Update: 10:02 p.m. 

With 95% of precincts reporting, Bernie Sanders still has the lead in Watauga County with 45.87% of the vote.

Cal Cunningham has 64.98% of the vote for the democratic primary US Senate seat and Thom Tillis has 76.73% of the vote in the republican primary in Watauga Primary.

Stay tuned for full results.

Update: 9:39 p.m.

With 18.9% reporting, Bernie Sanders is still leading in Watauga County with 47.31% of the vote. Joe Biden is in second with 20.79% and Elizabeth Warren with 13.94%.

Democrat Cal Cunningham is still in the lead for the U.S. Senate with 64.93% of the vote. Republican Thom Tillis is leading his primary with 77.33% of the vote.

David Wilson Brown is leading his Democratic primary for the U.S. House of Reps. District 5 by 73.86% of the vote.

Update: 9:01 p.m. 

Check out interviews our Editor-in-Chief did with the presidents of App State College Democrats and Republicans.

VIDEO: Interview with App State College Democrat President

VIDEO: Interview with App State College Republican president

 

Update: 8:42 p.m. 

With 13.45% reporting in Watauga County, Bernie Sanders has a commanding lead of 2,346 total votes which is nearly 50% of all votes. The next closest is Elizabeth Warren with 739 votes.

Cal Cunningham is currently winning his race with 2,778 votes compared to Erica Smith’s 1,295 votes.

Ray Russel is leading his primary with North Carolina House of Representative District 93 with 3,851 votes compared to Turner Doolittle’s 547 votes.

Update: 8:01 p.m. 

A total of 420 voters cast their ballots today in the student union voting site. Voters are still voting in the student union site but they are all with provisional ballots.

Polls closed at 7:30 p.m. but those still in line could still vote.

Update: 6:53 p.m.

Polls will close at 7:30 p.m., but voters still in line before 7:30 can still vote. Heres a look at what poll volunteers will do after everyone votes and how the day went in general.

Long lines could bring a long night for poll workers

Update: 5:25 p.m.

The count in the Plemmons Student Union is over 300 votes cast. Take a look at some photos from Tuesday below:

Photo Gallery: North Carolina Primary

Update: 4:05 p.m. 

265 people have voted in the Student Union site. Lines are starting to move faster and getting shorter at this time.

Director of the Watauga County Board of Elections clarifies when a provisional ballot would not count. Read more below.

Director of Board of Elections clarifies when a provisional ballot would not count

Update: 2:15 p.m.

There have been over 190 votes so far at the Student Union Voting site.

Some voters are confused as to where their precinct is located and decide to vote with a provisional ballot.

Read more here: PSU voting site manager: going well, some confusion

Voters ask volunteers where their precinct is located and other voting day questions.

Brigitte Kelly, SGA Director of Elections, encourages App State students to vote.

Update: 1:05 p.m.

138 people have voted at Plemmons Student Union, plus provisional ballots.

Update: 12:00 p.m.

97 people have now voted at Plemmons Student Union, plus provisional ballots.

Update: 10:53 a.m.

57 people have voted at the Plemmons Student Union site. Additionally, a number of provisional ballots that have been cast.

Update: 10:02 a.m.

37 people have voted at the Plemmons Student Union site. A number of people have voted with provisional ballots, which are not included in the voter tally from the voting machine.

Update: 9:50 a.m.

So far, several people have come to the Plemmons Student Union site to vote and chosen to cast a provisional ballot for various reasons.

Read the story below for more information

Explained: Provisional Ballots

Update: 8:15 a.m.

Putting the primary in context: 

During the March 2016 primary, 16,409 people voted which was 37.56% of the eligible voters in Watauga County.

Ted Cruz received the majority of votes in the North Carolina Republican primary with 2,761 (37.12%) compared to 2,369 (31.85%) for Donald Trump — the eventual Republican nominee and winner of the 2016 General Election.

Bernie Sanders won the 2016 North Carolina Democratic primary with 6,016 (69.06%) votes. Hillary Clinton — the eventual democratic nominee — received 2,536 (29.11%) votes.

There are 45,549 people eligible to vote in Watauga County, according to the North Carolina State Board of Elections. There were 5,915 people who voted during the early voting period in Watauga County.

Update: 6:41 a.m.

Polls officially opened in North Carolina at 6:30 a.m Tuesday and will close at 7:30 p.m. One person was ready to vote right when the polls opened in the Plemmons Student Union.

Moss Brennan
Polls opened at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday morning for the start of Super Tuesday. One person was ready to vote right when the polls opened in the Plemmons Student Union voting site.

Moss Brennan
Polls opened at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday morning for the start of Super Tuesday. One person was ready to vote right when the polls opened in the Plemmons Student Union voting site.