Is North Carolina more like Virginia or Tennessee?
All three states are part of the so-called "Rim South" — Southern states that aren't part of the Deep South but aren't Northern either.
UNC-Charlotte politics professor Ted Arrington said that Obama could see similarities with Virginia, which he won handily: A large military presence, a mid-sized black population, strong urban centers such as Richmond and Charlotte.
On the other hand, Hillary Clinton could see parallels to Tennesse, which she won: A strong agricultural area, similar capital cities, a mid-sized black population and clusters of retirees in the mountains.
"If they split the vote statewide, the other 10 districts would very likely go to Clinton," he said.