RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Turnout for North Carolina's May 8 primary election was just shy of 35 percent, according to the state Board of Elections. More than 2,100,000 votes were cast -- 2,164,074 -- out of 6,296,759 of those registered.
Topping Tuesday's results is the overwhelming passage of a constitutional amendment that defines marriage as strictly between one man and one woman. The amendment was approved with 61% of the statewide vote. Just 39% of voters opposed it.
The amendment was approved in 93 counties. Seven counties defeated it. They are Wake, Durham, Orange, Chatham, Buncombe, Mecklenburg, and Watauga.
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney won the Republican nomination for president with 66 percent of the vote. President Barack Obama won the Democratic nomination with 79% of his party's vote.
In the race for North Carolina governor, current Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton defeated former Congressman Bob Etheridge for the Democratic nomination. Former Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory, as expected, easily took the Republican nomination.
Full election results can be found at www.ncsbe.gov