Turnout was a factor in Tuesday's election, but not in the way many people expected. A record number of people voted. But it only added up to 44 percent of registered voters, pretty typical for a mid-term election. That was a problem not just for Democrats, but also for pollsters.
It's Election Day, which means that – finally – the political campaign season for 2014 is winding down.
Election Day is here and Republicans are relying on their base to show up the polls Tuesday in North Carolina. So far, Democrats have outpaced the GOP in the early voting numbers. But social issues may be revving up evangelical Christians and it could make a difference in the final outcome.
The long lines and cold windy weather didn't keep voters away during the last day of early voting in North Carolina. State election officials estimate that more than 1 million people cast ballots before the deadline. Forsyth and Guilford Counties saw record numbers compared to the number of early voters in 2010 mid-term election.
A new poll shows Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan is maintaining a narrow lead over Republican challenger Thom Tillis in their race for U.S. Senate.