Republican Voter-Dominant Counties in North Carolina

In the open U.S. Senate seat race between Republican Ted Budd and Democrat Cheri Beasley, Budd has averaged lead of approximately five percent, but to defeat Beasley, he will need high voter turnout in North Carolina’s most Republican-dominated counties. Those counties are listed and analyzed, below.

Randolph County, North Carolina: Republicans have 34,034 more voters than Democrats. Ted Budd Defeated Cheri Beasley by 59.6, (78.8% to 19.2%)

Randolph County has approximately 96,034 registered voters for the 2022 Midterm Election. The Republican Party has 49,905 registered voters in Randolph, compared to 15,871 registered Democratic Party voters, and 29,657 unaffiliated voters.

Demographics of Randolph County, North Carolina:

Race:

  • 76% of residents are white, compared to the state average of 61%
  • 4% of residents are black, compared to the state average of 20%
  • 13% of residents are hispanic, compared to the state average of 10%.
  • 1% of residents are asian, compared to the state average of 3%

Education:

  • 85% of residents are high school graduates, compared to 89% for the entire state.
  • 16% of residents are college graduates, compared to 34% for the entire state.

Income:

  • Median income in Randolph County is $$27,740, compared to $$35,254 for the entire state.
  • 13.6% of residents live at the poverty level, compared to 13% for the entire state.

Union County, North Carolina: Republicans have 29,068 more voters than Democrats. Ted Budd Defeated Cheri Beasley by 28.8, (63.4% to 34.6%)

Union County has 170,037 registered voters for the 2022 Midterm Election. The Republican Party has 68,335 registered voters, compared to 39,267 registered Democratic Party voters, and 61,338 unaffiliated voters.

Demographics of Union County, North Carolina:

Race:

  • 69% of residents are white, compared to the state average of 61%
  • 11% of residents are black, compared to the state average of 20%
  • 12% of residents are hispanic, compared to the state average of 10%.
  • 4% of residents are asian, compared to the state average of 3%

Education:

  • 90.2% of residents are high school graduates, compared to 89% for the entire state.
  • 39.5% of residents are college graduates, compared to 34% for the entire state.

Income:

  • Median income in Union County, North Carolina is $40,957, compared to $$35,254 for the entire state.
  • 7.4% of residents live at the poverty level, compared to 13% for the entire state.

Iredell County, North Carolina: Republicans have 27,751 more voters than Democrats. Ted Budd Defeated Cheri Beasley by 36.6 (67.2% to 30.6%)

Iredell County has135,160 registered voters for the 2022 Midterm Election. , the Republican Party has 55,751 registered voters, compared to 28,000 registered Democratic Party voters, and 50,526 voters.

Demographics of Iredel County, :

Race:

  • 73% of residents are white, compared to the state average of 61%
  • 9% of residents are black, compared to the state average of 20%
  • 9% of residents are hispanic, compared to the state average of 10%.
  • 2% of residents are asian, compared to the state average of 3%

Education:

  • 91.6% are high school graduates, compared to 89% for the entire state..
  • 33.2% of residents are college graduates, compared to 34% for the entire state.

Income:

  • Median income in Iredel County, North Carolina is $37,209 , compared to $$35,254 for the entire state.
  • 9.3% of residents live at the poverty level, compared to 13% for the entire state.
  • In North Carolina, the Republican Party has 2,222,180 registered voters, compared to 2,496,817 registered Democratic Party Voters, giving Democrats a significant lead of 274,637 voters, (or, put another way, 3.7 percent more voters)
  • North Carolina’s 2,635,189 voters with no party affiliation, (major or minor), account for 35 percent of the overall vote in North Carolina, making them the a larger bloc in the state.
  • Registered Democratic Party voters in North Carolina account for 33.7percent of all registered voters in the state.
  • Registered Republican Party voters in North Carolina account for 30 percent of all registered voters in the state.
  • The minor party with the highest percentage of registered voters in North Carolina is the Libertarian Party, with 50,154 registered voters, accounting for only 0.6 percent of all registered voters in the state. Libertarianism is based on fiscal conservatism and social liberalism, which means neither of the two major parties can count on Libertarian support in 2022, with abortion as a higher issue than past election cycles.
Matt O'Hern
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