North Carolina results to be delayed by 45 minutes

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Results in North Carolina will be slightly delayed after the state’s Board of Elections voted Tuesday to extend voting hours at a handful of precincts because they opened late.

The extensions were granted to one precinct each in Cabarrus County and Guilford County, as well as two precincts in Sampson County.

The longest extension is for 45 minutes, and the shortest will span 17 minutes. Polls are scheduled to close at 7:30 p.m. The state will not begin posting results until all polling locations have closed.

There are 2,660 Election Day polling places stationed across the state.

North Carolina is one of the closest watched states this year, as control of the White House and U.S. Senate could hang in the balance. The state also has a gubernatorial contest, though the Real Clear Politics polling average shows incumbent Gov. Roy Cooper with a double-digit lead over challenger Dan Forest.

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