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1974 North Carolina 1986
United States Senate election in North Carolina, 1980
2 November 1980
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Nominee John East Robert Morgan
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 898,064 386,720
Percentage 50.0% 49.4%

Incumbent Senator
Robert Morgan
Democratic

Senator-elect
John East
Republican

The North Carolina United States Senate election of 1980 was held on 2 November 1980 as part of the nation-wide elections to the Senate. The general election was fought between the Democratic one-term incumbent Robert Morgan and the Republican nominee John East.

East won in a very tight election, taking North Carolina's second seat for the Republican Party, adding to Jesse Helms's seat.

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Result

1974 North Carolina U.S. Senate election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican John East 898,064 49.96 +12.18
Democratic Robert Morgan (incumbent) 887,653 49.38 -12.39
Other 11,948 0.66 -0.21
Turnout 1,785,717

Primaries

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Republican primary

John East won the Republican Party's nomination unopposed.

Democratic primary

Robert Morgan won the Democratic Party's nomination unopposed.

Footnotes


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