North Carolina on Team Biden’s mind: Does the president have a realistic chance at nabbing the usually red state from Trump?

President Joe Biden’s reelection campaign efforts at expanding the 2024 election playing field begin with the rolling hills of North Carolina.

The state has been just out of grasp for Democrats since the anomaly of 2008, when Barack Obama clinched victory by less than half a percentage point in his White House win over GOP rival John McCain. Outside of that, Republican presidential candidates haven’t lost North Carolina since Democrat Jimmy Carter of Georgia, a fellow Southerner, prevailed in 1976.

But with changing demographics, a slate of controversial Republican down-ballot candidates, and an early ground game set up, the Biden team is betting this is the year the purple state turns blue. 

North Carolina has seen a huge influx of people moving from Democratic-run states such as California and New York. (Examiner photo illustration)

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