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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:11 AM

 

NC early voting numbers "show Democrats performing near '08 levels" (TNR)

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North Carolina's early voting doesn't deserve much attention quite yet, in part because the burden on Democrats is so high that we won't be able to tell whether they're really on pace to match their '08 numbers for a while. But so far, the numbers show Democrats performing near '08 levels, with a large 51-31 lead among registered Democrats. Just as importantly, 31 percent of early voters are African American--a sign that their enthusiasm remains at high levels.


http://www.tnr.com/blog/electionate/109069/daily-breakdown-calm-polling-day-and-early-voting-the-final-stretch

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Reply NC early voting numbers "show Democrats performing near '08 levels" (TNR) (Original post)
Welcome_hubby Oct 2012 OP
nc4bo Oct 2012 #1
John2 Oct 2012 #2
blm Oct 2012 #3
NCarolinawoman Oct 2012 #6
blm Oct 2012 #7
-LOKI -BAD FOR YA Oct 2012 #4
UCmeNdc Oct 2012 #5

Response to Welcome_hubby (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:22 AM

1. "NC Election Boards Asked For Early Voting Help"

http://www.digtriad.com/news/local/article/251172/57/NC-Election-Boards-Asked-For-Early-Voting-Help

(Raleigh, NC) -- State election officials are asking their county counterparts to find ways to ease long lines at North Carolina's early voting stations.

State elections executive director Gary Bartlett sent a memo Tuesday to directors in all 100 counties urging them to consider changes that will make voting occur more efficiently and alleviate waits as long as two hours at some locations.

More than 600,000 people had voted statewide as of Monday and the total is likely to exceed 2 million before in-person early voting ends Nov. 3.

Bartlett's memo said county boards should consider extending early voting times and adding weekend days. Such decisions would require unanimous approval by a local board.



Low enthusiasm indeed!

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Response to Welcome_hubby (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:29 AM

2. More Information

 

Some more information on North Carolina. Jim Messina and Axelrod gave a press call, that they are going to double down on North Carolina because of what they are seeing in North Carolina. The North Carolina Elections Board has asked counties to extend voting hours in the counties because of heavy lines to speed up processing. Jessie Jackson and the African American Legislators in the North Carolina Assembly will also be giving speeches at UNC and NCCU. North Carolina could be a surprise in November. The Obama campaign likes what it sees on the ground. They claim they are exceeding 2008.

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Response to Welcome_hubby (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:41 AM

3. Mecklenburg County turnout will be key. DUers please HELP!

Donate what you can to GOTV efforts for Meck County - they're working their butts off and doing it on a shoestring budget. Donate a tank of gas if you can.

http://www.mecklenburgdemocrat.org/

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Response to blm (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:53 AM

6. What colleges are in that area?

I should know the answer, but I don't.

The many colleges and universities in Orange County, Wake County, and Durham County are one of the important keys to the heavy turn-out in this part of the state.

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Response to NCarolinawoman (Reply #6)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 04:30 PM

7. UNC Charlotte, Queens, Davidson, JC Smith

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Response to Welcome_hubby (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:10 AM

4. nc is purple,gop afraid it may go blue forever n\t

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Response to Welcome_hubby (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:35 AM

5. It all comes down to GOTV in NC

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