From Crimson Red to Deep Purple, What North Carolina Means in 2012

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President Barack Obama turned North Carolina blue in 2008, becoming the first Democratic president nominee to get the state’s vote since Jimmy Carter in 1976, but that color change could be in jeopardy this November.

Both presidential candidates are fighting hard for the 15 electoral votes the state will provide. While a new Due Diligence poll shows the state leaning toward Republican Mitt Romney, it’s a close race and could, for once, decide who takes the White House.

Correspondent Chris Thomas filed this report for the Due Diligence and joins host Carmen Russell-Sluchansky to discuss how the state went from crimson red to deep purple.


About Carmen Munir Russell-Sluchansky 360 Articles
Carmen is a multimedia journalist based in Washington, DC whose work has appeared in a variety of outlets including National Geographic, NBC News, the BBC, Asia! Magazine, The China Post, Chicago Tribune and Orlando Sentinel.