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Fri Sep 28, 2012, 09:21 AM

Obama campaign registers 250,000 voters in North Carolina as it tries to keep the state close

Source: AP via Washington Post

RALEIGH, N.C. — Dozens of volunteers armed with clipboards and voter registration forms gather at President Barack Obama’s field office here every day. Their mission: Fan out across the city seeking new voters in this rapidly growing state.

“Are you registered to vote at your current address?” asks Douglas Johnston, a volunteer wooing voters outside the county courthouse. “Do you know about early voting?”

The effort, it seems, has borne fruit — to the tune of more than 250,000 new registered voters in North Carolina since April 2011, according to Obama’s team. That’s more new voters than the campaign has registered anywhere else in the country.

It’s an eye-popping total in a state that Obama won by just 14,000 votes four years ago. And the flood of new voters — presumably a chunk of them Democrats — could help keep North Carolina within the president’s reach in a year when everything else here seems to be working in Republican Mitt Romney’s favor.

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Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/obama-campaign-registers-250000-voters-in-north-carolina-as-it-tries-to-keep-the-state-close/2012/09/28/04903888-0940-11e2-9eea-333857f6a7bd_story.html

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Reply Obama campaign registers 250,000 voters in North Carolina as it tries to keep the state close (Original post)
highplainsdem Sep 2012 OP
grantcart Sep 2012 #1
dotymed Sep 2012 #2
alcibiades_mystery Sep 2012 #3
dotymed Sep 2012 #24
blm Sep 2012 #4
Tarheel_Dem Sep 2012 #13
blm Sep 2012 #15
Tarheel_Dem Sep 2012 #21
Tarheel_Dem Sep 2012 #22
blm Sep 2012 #23
Skee Sep 2012 #5
marions ghost Sep 2012 #8
unc70 Sep 2012 #14
yellowcanine Sep 2012 #6
blm Sep 2012 #16
nxylas Sep 2012 #7
SaveAmerica Sep 2012 #9
KoKo Sep 2012 #10
blm Sep 2012 #17
november3rd Sep 2012 #11
NCarolinawoman Sep 2012 #12
blm Sep 2012 #18
FemVet Sep 2012 #19
blm Sep 2012 #20

Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 09:26 AM

1. This is an absolute delight to watch. It was reported earlier in the year that they had registered

60,000 Hispanic voters in NC.

Along with the placement of the convention in NC it is laying a foundation for NC to become blue again. If you can get a voter to vote for a party in three straight national elections for the same party then the likelyhood that they will identify with that party for the rest of their life is astronomically high.

Loved this part of the article



But less than six weeks from Election Day, Romney is spending millions of dollars in television advertising in North Carolina, defending territory that remains more conservative than most of the states that will decide the election. That raises questions about his chances in places like Ohio, Florida and Virginia, where polls show him trailing the president.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 09:37 AM

2. This is obviously

a Wa. Po. article...

"in a year where everything else here seems to be working in republican mitt rmoney's favor.??? wow.

It sure is nice to know that the prophet of the mooney church can try to influence American politics so much...

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Response to dotymed (Reply #2)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 09:43 AM

3. You're thinking of the Washington Times

That line did, however, pop out at me, too.

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Response to alcibiades_mystery (Reply #3)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 07:07 AM

24. I stand corrected.

But still, that was some partisan lying masquerading as reporting...

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 09:51 AM

4. NC Dem party has been working its butt off for this election and they don't even have much money to

work with, especially compared to the GOP down here. Any donations to the county parties would be very welcome.

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Response to blm (Reply #4)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 01:36 PM

13. I will definitely consider donating. By the way, do you know if the county party would have a......

voter guide? I used to get those in the mail, and I can't remember if it came from the County or State party. But it made it so much easier to choose Judges, and other "nonpartisan" offices. It also helped with the referendum items on the ballot, which can be very complex, and you're just expected to an "Yes" or "No".

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Response to Tarheel_Dem (Reply #13)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 06:02 PM

15. Go to the website for your county. If you need help, you can always contact me here

in a pm. I know most of the voter guides just went out and some are just going out tomorrow.

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Response to blm (Reply #15)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 06:26 PM

21. Thanks for that. It's only been the last couple of cycles that I didn't receive the guide.

I'll definitely check out the site.

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Response to blm (Reply #15)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 06:30 PM

22. You were exactly right. It's right on their homepage. Thanks again. nt

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Response to Tarheel_Dem (Reply #22)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 07:51 PM

23. ; )

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 10:08 AM

5. North Carolina's Blackboxes Don't Care How Many Register or Whom They Support

"..."secret" (proprietary) source code that may not
be examined by our election officials..."

http://www.ncvoter.net/machines.html

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Response to Skee (Reply #5)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 10:42 AM

8. And these counties have unverifiable touchscreen voting:

Most of these are in the mountain counties except for Guilford, Alamance, and the outer banks. They acquired the DRE's under the Bush administration, from Republican vendors:

Touchscreen only - 24 -
Alamance, Alleghany, Brunswick, Burke, Caswell, Cherokee, Davidson, Davie, Guilford, Haywood, Henderson,
Jackson, Lenoir, Madison, Mecklenburg, Pamlico, Pender, Perquimans, Polk, Rutherford, Surry,
Transylvania, Warren, Wilson

Mixed Systems

Election Day: Optical Scan with Touchscreens for ADA, Early Voting: Touchscreens only - 8
Bladen, Craven, Cumberland, Forsyth, Haywood, Lee, Moore,
New Hanover

Election Day: Optical Scan and Touchscreens for ADA and same for Early Voting - 1
Dare

Optical Scan & Automark on Election day/Touchscreens for Early Voting- 3
Catawba, Sampson, Union

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Seems to me it would be best not to do early voting if in one of these "mixed" counties that uses their touchscreens for early
voting. The optical scan AT LEAST has a paper trail...

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Response to Skee (Reply #5)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 04:02 PM

14. Law required escrow of source with access

Access to source by state officials. Each party gets to have access by a couple if its own experts.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 10:12 AM

6. Having to struggle for NC is sucking the life (and money) out of the Romney campaign.

The Obama campaign wins even if they eventually lose NC. And there is at least an even chance they could narrowly win it. They are in better shape there then they were at this point in 2008.

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Response to yellowcanine (Reply #6)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 06:05 PM

16. great point....but, I think we may win it, and even Sue Myrick's seat. Jennifer Roberts

is just AMAZING - one of the most competent public servants I've watched in over 40 years of watching public servants - and my first volunteer job was as a teenager for Dennis Kucinich's very first race for congress before he became mayor. ; )

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 10:30 AM

7. No fair!

"The Democrat Party is cheating by getting people to vote for them!" - all Republicans.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 10:46 AM

9. I'm in NC and you can feel it!! I laugh at "everything working in Mitt's favor" Ha Ha!!

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 11:32 AM

10. What I notice in my County is the lack of Romney bumper stickers and yard signs

In '08 there were McCain/Palin signs and stickers everywhere. There was high energy for Palin and you could feel the RR all pumped up to defeat Obama. However, there was a lot of Obama support and even in my Repug neighborhood there were many Obama signs leading to Obam's win in NC.

I see fewer signs and bumper stickers for either candidate this year, but more Obama than Romney. I think Romney is such a terrible crash cart candidate that even the Tea Party supporters and RR don't want to advertise him. it's possible that many of them will stay home...while Obama's supporters will have the edge once again with enthusiastic support.

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Response to KoKo (Reply #10)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 06:06 PM

17. good point

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 12:21 PM

11. ACORN

What are the righties going to complain about now that ACORN has already fallen from tree? Nobody plays the ground ge like Obama.

The Obama campaign is saying this year's turnout may actually exceed the historic levels of four years ago!

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 12:37 PM

12. Hoping Democratic voters remember to vote for down ticket Dems as well.

Some of the younger voters don't realize how important this is.

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Response to NCarolinawoman (Reply #12)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 06:06 PM

18. yep - JUDGES! JUDGES! JUDGES!

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 06:09 PM

19. I'm so happy, my hometown is right outside of Raleigh :D

I never thought a place like Virginia Beach would be more Republican than my hometown, which is why it's such a treat to visit home during this election season!!

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Response to FemVet (Reply #19)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 06:15 PM

20. ; )

I hear you.

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