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ⓘ 2012 North Carolina lieutenant gubernatorial election




2012 North Carolina lieutenant gubernatorial election
                                     

ⓘ 2012 North Carolina lieutenant gubernatorial election

The North Carolina lieutenant gubernatorial election of 2012 was held on November 6, 2012, concurrently with the other elections to the Council of State and the gubernatorial election. Primary elections were held May 8. The offices of Governor and Lieutenant Governor are elected independently. The incumbent, Lt. Gov. Walter H. Dalton, announced on Jan. 26, 2012 that he would run for Governor.

In the General election, Republican Dan forest received 50.08% of the vote, narrowly defeating Democrat Linda Coleman. The result of the election was in doubt for almost two weeks after election day, and were within the acceptable range, in which Coleman may ask to convert, but she chose not to do so on Nov. 19.

When he took office in January 2013, Forest became the first ruler of the state Republican Lieutenant Jim Gardner left office two decades ago.