The race, political party and growth patterns among North Carolina voters vary widely by county, according to a new analysis of voter trends by the watchdog group Democracy North Carolina.
Since 2008, for example, Mecklenburg County has seen a net increase of 14,700 Democrats and 26,100 black voters, but a loss of 13,900 Republicans and 11,800 white voters after taking into account deaths, moves and party registration changes. In neighboring Gaston County, however, Democrats have lost 2,400 members over the past five years, while Republicans added 800 and unaffiliated voters increased by 6,100, according to the analysis.
The Democracy NC study also found:
To download a spreadsheet of the county-level data: http://bit.ly/19xyfa4