Trump battles ‘purple wave’ in bid to win North Carolina again

Demographic shifts in some southern states give Democrats chance in one-time Republican strongholds
Donald Trump made a campaign stop on Monday at a food box facility in Mills River, North Carolina © Getty Images

When Donald Trump formally accepted his party’s nomination for president on Monday, he thanked the people of North Carolina, saying he had decided to make an unscheduled in-person appearance at the convention in Charlotte “out of respect” for the state’s voters.