Could there be potential upsets this Election Day?

PITT COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – Election Day is underway in North Carolina and across the country but are potential upsets in the races expected?

President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump are set to move closer to winning their party’s nomination on Super Tuesday, with experts saying former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley does not stand a chance.

“Nikki Haley is unlikely to turn the race at this point,” ECU Center for Survey Research Director Peter Francia said. “If it was going to happen it would have happened by now.”

While much of the focus is on the presidential race, the governor’s race here in North Carolina is heating up as well.

According to an ECU poll, in a hypothetical matchup between Lieutenant Governor Mark Robinson in North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein, the race is close.

“In a general election contest, I think it will be one of the most watched contests in the country,” Francia said. “It promises to be one of the most competitive races for governor in the country.”

Francia also said some other races to keep an eye out for are the races for State Attorney General and North Carolina’s 1st Congressional District.

North Carolina State Board of Elections director Karen Brinson Bell said multiple safety measures, such as pre-election testing and mock elections, were taken beforehand to ensure everyone can feel confident hitting the polls.

“We work hand and hand with our partners at a local, state, and federal level to secure our elections from cyber-attacks and cyber incidents,” Bell said. “We also do the same to ensure the physical safety of our voting sites.”

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