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North Carolina gubernatorial election, 2004


North Carolina gubernatorial election, 2004

North Carolina gubernatorial election, 2004

November 2, 2004

Nominee Mike Easley Patrick J. Ballantine
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 1,939,154 1,495,021
Percentage 55.62% 42.88%

County Results

Governor before election

Mike Easley

Elected Governor

Mike Easley

The North Carolina gubernatorial election of 2004 was held on 2 November 2004. The general election was fought between the Democratic incumbent Mike Easley and the Republican nominee Patrick J. Ballantine. Easley won by 56% to 43%, winning his second term as Governor.


  • Primaries 1
    • Democratic 1.1
    • Republican 1.2
  • General elections results 2
  • Footnotes 3
  • External links 4



2004 North Carolina gubernatorial Democratic primary election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Mike Easley 379,498 85.37
Democratic Rickey Kipfer 65,061 14.63
Turnout 444,559


2004 North Carolina gubernatorial Republican primary election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Patrick J. Ballantine 110,726 30.38
Republican Richard Vinroot 109,217 29.97
Republican Bill Cobey 97,461 26.74
Republican Dan Barrett 19,097 5.24
Republican Fern Shubert 14,445 3.96
Republican George Little 13,474 3.70
Turnout 364,420

General elections results

2004 North Carolina gubernatorial election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Mike Easley 1,939,154 55.62
Republican Patrick J. Ballantine 1,495,021 42.88
Libertarian Barbara Howe 52,513 1.51
Turnout 3,486,688


  1. ^ a b c "North Carolina DataNet #46" (PDF).  

External links

  • 2004 Gubernatorial Republican Primary Election Results
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