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Morning Roundup: Republicans win big in North Carolina

Election Night revealed major victories for Republicans in North Carolina. Republicans won the presidential, congressional delegation, governor, lieutenant governor, N.C. Supreme Court races -- as well as took a supermajority in the state House and Senate. All together it represents a conservative shift in N.C. politics, writes Rob Christensen.

Here's a wrap on the coverage:

--President Barack Obama wins re-election. Democrats keep U.S. Senate, House remains GOP. The challenge awaiting Obama.

--Mitt Romney won North Carolina. N.C.'s congressional delegation turns deep red. Congressman Mike McIntyre holds narrow edge, recount next. U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers wins easy. Election photo gallery.

--Pat McCrory breaks GOP drought in governor's race. (Also here.) Two former governors set the stage for McCrory. Dan Forest claims victory in lieutenant governor's race.  Other winners: Paul Newby, Beth Wood, June Atkinson, Elaine Marshall, Cherie Berry, Janet Cowell.

--Republicans claim supermajority in state legislature. GOP sweeps N.C. Senate and N.C. House races in Wake County. 

--Voting complaints not dominant issue. Voters turned out in droves at the polls.

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