North Carolina voter registrations have continued a trend toward unaffiliated, Republican and smaller parties over the last year, as Democrats have slowly bled members.
The trend comes as former President Donald Trump plans to stump in North Carolina on Friday night, boosting Republican candidates like Rep. Ted Budd, the party’s U.S. Senate nominee.
Data from the North Carolina State Board of Elections through last week shows total Democrat registrations in North Carolina at 2,492,221, or 1,024 fewer registrations than on Sept. 18, 2021. Over the same time frame, unaffiliated registrations increased by 182,114 to 2,611,675, and registered Republicans swelled by 40,593 to total 2,214,816.
Green Party registrations, which numbered 4,034 last May, are now at 60 after regaining recognition by the state as an official party in August. Libertarian voter registrations, meanwhile, increased by 2,793 since last September to a total of 49,785 now. more