The battle for the White House is waged most fiercely in just a handful of competitive states. The ‘battleground states’ change from year to year and even over the course of the campaign, and they come in all shapes and sizes. But they all have at least on thing in common: They could go either way on Election Day. The tell-tale signs you’re living in a battleground state: the TV airwaves are blanketed with campaign ads; candidates and their surrogates make frequent visits; mailboxes are stuffed with campaign fliers; volunteers knock on your door or call you at home to plug their candidate; and, of course, the polls show either a dead heat or a very close race.
The primary ‘battleground states’ for this presidential election:
- North Dakota
- North Carolina