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Sat Nov 10, 2012, 04:54 PM

DEM in NC LT. GOV fighting for count of provisional votes

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This discussion thread was locked as off-topic by muriel_volestrangler (a host of the Latest Breaking News forum).

Source: http://www2.nbc17.com/news/2012/nov/07/coleman-lt-

Linda Coleman, the democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, said Wednesday that the race is too close to call.

Coleman, in a fundraising email to supporters, said that with more than 50,000 provisional ballots left to be counted, the current margin is too close to call the race.

Unofficial results for the North Carolina State Board of Elections on Wednesday showed Coleman with 2,160,375 votes, compared to Republican Dan Forest's 2,171,317 -- a difference of 10,942 votes.


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Linda Coleman is fighting for her race. Today's NC Board of elections shows her with just 11,000 votes behind, and while this news story says there are 50,000 provisional votes, the letter she just sent to her supporters say there are more than 75,000 provisional votes yet to be counted. Her office is calling voters to make sure they check the Board of Elections website to confirm their provisional ballots were counted.

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Reply DEM in NC LT. GOV fighting for count of provisional votes (Original post)
KatyBR Nov 2012 OP
nc4bo Nov 2012 #1
defacto7 Nov 2012 #2
elleng Nov 2012 #3
muriel_volestrangler Nov 2012 #4
bluemarkers Nov 2012 #5
bluemarkers Nov 2012 #7
cleduc Nov 2012 #6
muriel_volestrangler Nov 2012 #8
cleduc Nov 2012 #9
muriel_volestrangler Nov 2012 #10

Response to KatyBR (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 05:04 PM

1. Oh a voice in the wilderness!! Please please. 75k is alot of ballots....

Provisional would favor ?
Absentee mostly likely favors R's?

We need her.

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Response to KatyBR (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 05:13 PM

2. K&R

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Response to KatyBR (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 05:13 PM

3. Forwarded to cousin in NC, asking for help.

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Response to KatyBR (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 05:14 PM

4. Please supply the real link, and use the title of the news story you link to

Your link goes to a realty website. This thread will be locked if not fixed quickly. The LBN rules, to remind you:

Post the latest news from reputable mainstream news websites and blogs. Important news of national interest only. No analysis or opinion pieces. No duplicates. News stories must have been published within the last 12 hours. Use the published title of the story as the title of the discussion thread.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 05:52 PM

5. I know of 2 absentee

voters who voted for her!

The current admin is Democratic. I'm positive they will count every single vote.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 05:54 PM

6. Here's a link

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Response to cleduc (Reply #6)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 05:58 PM

8. Thanks; there is the problem it's a story from Wednesday, though

so it is in no way 'latest' nor 'breaking'.

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Response to KatyBR (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 06:16 PM

9. Ok, here's something more recent:

Lt. Gov. race on hold until Nov. 16
http://projects.newsobserver.com/node/26347
The race for lieutenant governor is frozen until Nov. 16, when local boards of election roll in provisional votes to those already counted and come up with final tallies.

Democratic candidate Linda Coleman trails Republican Dan Forest in the unofficial tally by about 11,000 votes. She'll wait until the counties add up all the votes before she decides whether to ask for a recount, said her campaign spokesman Micah Beasley. "We anticipate at the very least the margin will be cut significantly," he said.

The State Board of Elections asked the counties to forward all the vote totals to Raleigh by Monday, Nov. 19.


This is a lengthy Nov 7 story that provides more details on what is taking place:
http://www.reflector.com/news/elections/lt-governor-race-continues-1342805

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Response to KatyBR (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 07:15 PM

10. Locking - not Latest Breaking News

The link in the OP (when corrected - thanks, people) is from Wednesday, when the email was sent out. Even the link in reply #9 is from Thursday, and so still well outside the LBN 12 hour rule. It also appears that the counting of provisional votes is proceeding, and that there is no 'fight' for it.

This could be posted as a placeholder in Politics 2012, perhaps, until the result of the count is known.

Thank you.

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