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Presidential Race Remains Tight In North Carolina Four Days Before Election Day

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More than a third of registered voters have cast their ballots in the 2020 elections. Only four days remain until Election Day.

More than a third of registered voters in the U.S. have already cast their ballots. North Carolina saw visits from the president and vice president this week as early voting winds down and Election Day approaches. 

Poll results reveal a tight contest in North Carolina: President Donald Trump trails former Vice President Joe Biden by less than one percentage point in Real Clear Politics’ average of recent polls. Their averages also show Biden leading in Florida, Pennsylvania, Iowa, Wisconsin and Michigan with the two tied in Arizona and Ohio.

Political analyst Ken Rudin joins host Frank Stasio to talk about which states he’s keeping an eye on and how much weight to give to the polls. He also talks about the battle for North Carolina’s senate seat, which is now the most expensive U.S. Senate race in American history. Rudin also discusses Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s recent nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Here’s how you can vote over the next four days.

By mail: Postmark your ballot by election day or return it in person to your local Board of Election during business hours up to and including on Election Day. You can also return ballots in person at any early voting site during voting hours. For mail, ballots must be received by 5 p.m. on Nov. 12. NOTE: You cannot deliver your ballot to your Election Day polling location - make sure to bring it to the local Board of Election by 5 p.m. if dropping off on Election Day. More info: 

Early voting: Early voting ends tomorrow, Oct. 31. Visit to find your early voting site.

On Election Day: Visit your polling location between 6:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Visit to find your polling place.

More information at

Kaia Findlay is a producer for Embodied, WUNC's weekly, live talk show on health, sex and relationships. Kaia first joined the WUNC team in 2020 as a producer for The State of Things.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.
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