DECISION 2012: Amendment One Passes, Dalton To Face McCrory

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Amendment One, the constitutional amendment that says marriage between one man and one woman is the only legal domestic union in the state has passed.

Lt. Governor Walter Dalton has won the Democratic Governor's bid While Pat McCrory has won on the Republican side.

Mitt Romney won the NC GOP Presidential nomination.

1st District Democratic Congressman G.K. Butterfield has won his primary race.

North Carolina Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler is taking the Republican Party banner into November's election after winning his primary contest.


Turnout in Eastern Carolina's largest county is lagging behind the last presidential primary in 2008.

Pitt County Elections Director Dave Davis says as of 3:00 p.m. turnout was 19.67%. That compares to 24.94% at the same time for the 2008 primary.

State elections director Gary Bartlett said he is getting reports turnout is getting lighter, especially where it is raining. A line of showers has been crossing the state most of the day.

Bartlett says he isn't sure any more that overall turnout will exceed 37 percent, which was the highest level in at least 25 years.

Bartlett says few problems have been reported.

Polls will stay open until 7:30 p.m. To find out where you vote, or to view your sample ballot, click on the links at the bottom of the story.

A constitutional amendment that would ban gay marriage is driving turnout, but voters also are choosing nominees for governor, 13 congressional districts, nine of the 10 Council of State positions and dozens of General Assembly seats.

Already, more than 490,000 people went to the polls during early voting which ended Saturday. In Pitt County, 8,138 people took advantage of early voting this year, compared to 8,932 four years ago.

There are 6.2 million people registered to vote in the state.

Indiana and West Virginia are also slated for presidential primaries Tuesday, but even a convincing win by Romney in all states would leave him just shy of the 1,144 delegates he needs to win the nomination. Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich will appear on the Republican ballot but have withdrawn their candidacies. Ron Paul, who has 94 delegates, will also appear on the ballot.

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