North Carolina

  1. First lawmaker born in the 1990s elected, AP projects

    Cawthorn speaks at the Republican convention

    Madison Cawthorn, the 25-year old inspirational speaker who addressed the Republican convention this summer, is projected to win the North Carolina seat vacated by top Trump aide Mark Meadows, according to the AP.

    Cawthorn tweeted moments after the projection was announced.

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    Cawthorn, who is seen as a rising star within the party, found himself in hot water earlier this summer after pictures emerged of his 2017 trip to a home used by Adolf Hitler. He referred to the Nazi leader on Instagram as "the Fuhrer" (he also described him as "supreme evil") and said the vacation was on his "bucket list".

    Cawthorn will be the youngest member of Congress, and the first born in the 1990s. Another star young lawmaker, Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was born in 1989 and is 31, in case you were wondering.

  2. Polls close in North Carolina, West Virginia and Ohio

    Polling stations have just closed in North Carolina (15 electoral votes); Ohio (18 electoral votes); and West Virginia (5 electoral votes).

    Ohio, which has long been a battleground state in presidential elections, will be seen as a bellwether this year. Traditionally, every Republican that has lost Ohio has lost the race.

    North Carolina is emerging as a key swing state, which has seen many a recent campaign visit from Trump. Now it's time to see if all those visits paid off.

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