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Five North Carolina Republican Lawmakers Lose Their Primaries

On Tuesday night, the state lawmaker behind attempts to redraw judicial districts lost his primary election by nearly 1,000 votes.

On Tuesday night, the state lawmaker behind attempts to redraw judicial districts lost his primary election by nearly 1,000 votes.

 

Wayne Sasser, a 67-year-old semi-retired pharmacist, beat Rep. Justin Burr of Stanly County in the House District 67 Republican primary.

 

Burr wasn't the only incumbent in the legislature to fall.

 

Democratic primary voters turned out Rep. Duane Hall, who faced sexual harassment allegations and calls to resign, as well as Sen. Joel Ford and Rep. Rodney Moore. And five Republican incumbents lost.

Natalie previously covered immigrant communities and environmental justice as a bilingual reporter at CityLab and CityLab Latino. She hails from the Los Angeles area and graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in English literature.
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