The New York Times broke down the swing states in the presidential race -- and one notable absence: North Carolina.
The newspaper's analysis Sunday concluded that North Carolina is "leaning Romney" and not a toss-up. "The state is reliably Republican, even though the demographics are steadily shifting in favor of Democrats," it stated. The nine swing states: Florida, Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Iowa, Colorado, Nevada and New Hampshire.
Take a look at the newspaper's electoral map here -- and check out how North Carolina gets shuffled around in the eight different scenarios.