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Can North Carolina’s Electoral College votes be divided between candidates?

Tim Buckland
StarNews

Only two states, Maine and Nebraska, allow for split electoral college votes.

In North Carolina, like most of the country, your votes for president and vice president are actually for the slate of electors who are pledged to cast their ballots for the winner of that state.

And North Carolina, like nearly all of the country, is a winner-take-all state, so either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump should end up with the state’s 15 Electoral College votes.

North Carolina is also one of 29 states, along with the District of Columbia, that have laws that attempt to bind electors to the general election winner in that state. In North Carolina’s case, general statute 163-212 provides a $500 penalty to any faithless elector from North Carolina.

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