Republican Mark Meadows wins 11th Congressional District

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NORTH CAROLINA —

Tuesday night in Asheville, Republican Mark Meadows won the 11th Congressional District.

Eyewitness News was with voters earlier Tuesday in Burke and Caldwell counties. Both are part of the district after it was redrawn earlier this year which created some confusion for voters on Tuesday.

"I know some of their names but don't really know their issues and what they think about them. And not just N.C., but anywhere," said voter Vicki Shoun.

North Carolina's congressional races have received national attention because of redistricting.

The new lines could enable Republicans to pick up several seats in Congress including the seat that was held by Democrat Heath Shuler.

"I've never been a fan of the way we do redistricting because it is done by the party leaders of the majority party. I'm not a huge fan of that. I wish there was a more impartial way of doing that," said voter Josh Lail.

Shuler chose not to run. Tuesday night, Mark Meadows beat Democrat Hayden Rogers.

A big turnout was in the western part of the state where Eyewitness News learned as many as 34 percent of some of the precincts headed to the polls during early voting.