The North Carolina GOP is celebrating another big win this election. Democrat Chief Justice Cheri Beasley conceded to Republican Paul Newby on Saturday morning. Republicans won all 8 statewide judicial races in the 2020 general election.
North Carolina GOP is unstoppable
Chief Justice Cheri Beasly released a statement after conceding to her opponent. “Today, I called Justice Newby to congratulate him on winning the election for Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court. I offer my very best to him and his family as he moves into that new role.”
Beasly went on to thank her volunteers, staff and supporters. “Their impact will echo far beyond a single year, campaign, or election. For that, and so much more, I am grateful. To serve this state and the people of North Carolina has been the greatest honor of my life,” she wrote.
Tim Moore, the North Carolina house speaker, released a statement thanking Beasley for her years of service to the state and congratulating Newby on his win.
“I want to thank Chief Justice Beasley for her years of service to North Carolina and I look forward to working with Justice Newby on the administration of our state courts system,” Moore said.
It’s official: Paul Newby (R) wins against Cheri Beasley (D), who just conceded, by about 400 votes out of 5+ million for Chief Justice of North Carolina.
This means the GOP swept all 3 SC seats at play this year in NC (that’s 2 flips), shrinking Dems’ edge from 6-1 to 4-3.
— Taniel (@Taniel) December 12, 2020
North Carolina welcomes a new Chief Justice
North Carolina GOP chairman Michael Whatley issued a statement congratulating the new Chief Justice on his election win.
“Congratulations to Paul Newby for being elected as the Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court. North Carolina Republicans made history by sweeping every statewide judicial race.”
North Carolina has voted Republican in nine of the last 10 presidential elections. In 2008, the majority of North Carolinians voted for Barack Obama.
North Carolina has mostly elected Democrats as governor in its history, with only two GOP governors elected in the entire twentieth century.
Aided by a national backlash against Obama, North Carolina Republicans seized control of the General Assembly in 2010, putting the GOP in charge of both the House and Senate for the first time since 1870.