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Member since: Tue Aug 28, 2012, 06:58 PM
Number of posts: 14,181

About Me

I was born in North Carolina. I plan to die in North Carolina. But, I have traveled, a lot.

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Voter Registration


The State Board of Elections and N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles now offer certain online voter registration services for existing DMV customers

If you are a DMV customer with a N.C. driver’s license or DMV-issued ID, you may now register to vote or change certain parts of your registration online.

Using this service existing DMV customers may register to vote, update their voter registration address, or update their party affiliation. They may not change their name.

This is a standalone service that does not require the user to complete a DMV transaction (such as duplicate or license renewal) at the same time.

There is no fee for voter registration services.

Voter registration applications submitted fewer than 25 days before an election will not be processed until after the election. You may still register to vote in person using same-day registration in your county during the early voting period.

Registering to Vote in North Carolina
To register to vote in North Carolina, a person must meet the qualifications to vote and complete a voter registration application.

N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles customers may also register to vote and update their registrations (except name change) here. For more information and a link to the service, see “Online Voter Registration” section.

More info at the link.

❤ lmsp

ETA: Statewide voter registration statistics

Democratic: 2,536,382
Republican: 2,106,546
Green: 2,551
Constitution: 3,671
Libertarian: 41,227
Unaffiliated: 2,346,296
White: 4,650,899
Black: 1,497,174
American Indian: 54,359
Other: 834,241
Hispanic: 219,549
Male: 3,054,001
Female: 3,608,871
Total: 7,036,673

Updated 9.5.2020

Democratic: 2,549,307
Republican: 2,134,217
Green: 2,813
Constitution: 3,966
Libertarian: 42,312
Unaffiliated: 2,368,123
White: 4,655,299
Black: 1,498,141
American Indian: 54,530
Native Hawaiian: 23
Other: 892,745
Hispanic: 220,845
Male: 3,059,614
Female: 3,613,135
Total: 7,100,738

Updated 9.12.2020

Democratic: 2,552,636
Republican: 2,141,306
Green: 2,880
Constitution: 4,030
Libertarian: 42,591
Unaffiliated: 2,374,167
White: 4,656,519
Black: 1,498,418
American Indian: 54,587
Native Hawaiian: 33
Other: 908,053
Hispanic: 221,181
Male: 3,061,144
Female: 3,614,236
Total: 7,117,610

Updated 10.01.2020
Reporting Period 09/26/2020
Reflects no change from previous report.

Democratic: 2,552,636
Republican: 2,141,306
Green: 2,880
Constitution: 4,030
Libertarian: 42,591
Unaffiliated: 2,374,167
White: 4,656,519
Black: 1,498,418
American Indian: 54,587
Native Hawaiian: 33
Other: 908,053
Hispanic: 221,181
Male: 3,061,144
Female: 3,614,236
Total: 7,117,610

NC Board of Elections
The early voting period runs from Thursday, October 15, 2020 to Saturday, October 31, 2020, but dates and hours may vary based on where you live.

North Carolina Contact Information
If you have any questions about this election or the voting process please contact us.

Physical Address: Third floor 430 N. Salisbury St. , Raleigh, NC, 27603
Mailing Address: PO Box 27255, Raleigh, NC, 27611-7255
Phone: (919) 814-0700 | (866) 522-4723 (toll free)
Fax: (919) 715-0135

North Carolina Absentee Ballot Request Portal

This portal provides a secure way to request an absentee by mail ballot which will be mailed to you. If you are active military, the spouse or dependent of an active military service member or you are a US citizen outside the United States, the portal offers a way to request and return your Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) ballot.


ETA October 1, 2020
NBC News Reports that...

In North Carolina, Republicans added a net 83,785 voters between this March's presidential primary and the final week of September, while Democrats added 38,137 and other voters jumped 100,256. During the same period in 2016, Republicans added 54,157 registrants, Democrats added 38,931 and others 140,868. In 2016, Trump carried North Carolina by 173,315 votes.


Posted by littlemissmartypants | Wed Jul 29, 2020, 05:25 AM (1 replies)

State Board of Elections (telephonic) Public Meeting Friday, July 24th


The State Board of Elections will hold a telephonic meeting beginning at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, July 24, 2020. Members of the public may listen to proceedings by dialing (562) 247-8321 and entering the access code 640-039-810. Public meeting materials will be posted on a rolling basis to the meeting portal.

PDF meeting portal, downloads here: https://dl.ncsbe.gov/index.html?prefix=State_Board_Meeting_Docs/2020-07-24/

Statement regarding ethics and conflicts of interest
G.S. § 138A-15(e)
Approval of prior meeting minutes
G.S. § 143-318.10(e)
Appointment to fill vacancies on county boards of elections*
G.S. § 163-30(d)
Moore County
*Other vacancies may be considered
Canvass of June 23 second primary
G.S. § 163-182.5(c)
Request by Moore County Board of Elections regarding use of Town of Aberdeen Recreation Center as a one-stop site
G.S. 163-227.6(b)


To be added to the list of interested parties for rule-making conducted by the State Board of Elections, e-mail rules@ncsbe.gov or mail to P.O. Box 27255, Raleigh, NC 27611-7255.


October 9th, Regular Voter Registration Deadline -- 2020 General Election

October 15th through October 31st, One-Stop Early Voting Period -- November 3 General Election

October 27th, Last day to request an absentee ballot by-mail - November 3 general election

November 3rd, Election Day -- General Election

November 13th, [11 a.m.] County Canvass - Statewide General Election, November Elections
Canvass by county boards of elections of election results in the statewide general election

November 24th, [11 a.m.] State Board meeting/State Canvass, Elections, November Elections
The State Board will meet at 11 a.m. to conduct the state canvass from the 2020 general election

Posted by littlemissmartypants | Thu Jul 23, 2020, 09:28 PM (0 replies)

Sen. David Perdue reinforces the notion that old white republican men

don't have the extended sell by dates they'll need to maintain the American patriarchal status quo. He's so rude to the Newshour's Judy Woodruff in this video, I just wanted to slap him.

Here's the link if you can stomach it. I have to say that it just makes me want to find a huge sledgehammer and get to work smashing the patriarchy, starting with his head.


Read the Full Transcript at the link.

❤ lmsp
Posted by littlemissmartypants | Wed Jul 22, 2020, 12:10 AM (0 replies)

NC will continue to stay paused in Safer at Home Phase 2

Governor Roy Cooper announced North Carolina will continue to stay paused in Safer at Home Phase 2 when the current Executive Order expires today (July 17th.) The order will be extended for three weeks until Aug. 7.

Read more: https://www.nc.gov/covid-19/staying-ahead-curve

Good luck everyone.
Posted by littlemissmartypants | Sun Jul 19, 2020, 02:07 AM (2 replies)

The Psychopath & The Sociopath: A Masterclass (duration: 2:23:39)


The Sociopath Next Door, audiobook
(duration: 7:25:01)


How to identify a Sociopath in your life, (duration: 16:35

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Posted by littlemissmartypants | Thu Jul 16, 2020, 07:15 AM (0 replies)

In historic move, North Carolina city approves reparations for Black residents

In historic move, North Carolina city approves reparations for Black residents


ASHEVILLE, N.C. – In an extraordinary move, the Asheville City Council has apologized for the North Carolina city's historic role in slavery, discrimination and denial of basic liberties to Black residents and voted to provide reparations to them and their descendants.

The 7-0 vote came the night of July 14.

"Hundreds of years of Black blood spilled that basically fills the cup we drink from today," said Councilman Keith Young, one of two African American members of the body and the measure's chief proponent.

"It is simply not enough to remove statutes. Black people in this country are dealing with issues that are systemic in nature."

The unanimously passed resolution does not mandate direct payments. Instead, it will make investments in areas where Black residents face disparities.

More at the link.
Posted by littlemissmartypants | Wed Jul 15, 2020, 08:59 PM (2 replies)



RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- In a news conference Tuesday, Gov. Roy Cooper announced that North Carolina will reopen schools with both in-person and online education.

Previously, Cooper encouraged school districts to prepare three reopening plans: completely in-person education, a mix of in-person and online education, and completely online education.

The plans were as follows:
Plan A means there will need to be minimal social distancing
Plan B means that there would need to be increased social distancing with schools at no more than 50 percent and buses at no more than 33 percent capacity
Plan C means remote instruction only.

On Monday, he said that the state will move forward with Plan B. He also said school districts have the option to choose Plan C if it's best for them.

More at the link.


Good luck everyone.
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Posted by littlemissmartypants | Tue Jul 14, 2020, 02:43 PM (4 replies)

Check out anosognosia. I believe it would explain a lot & it's a contributing factor in his case.

Anosognosia, also called "lack of insight," is a symptom of severe mental illness experienced by some that impairs a person's ability to understand and perceive his or her illness. It is the single largest reason why people with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder refuse medications or do not seek treatment.


More at the link.

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Posted by littlemissmartypants | Tue Jul 14, 2020, 02:59 AM (1 replies)

China bans imports of shrimp from Ecuador after virus detected on packaging

China on Friday temporarily banned imports from three Ecuadorian companies after the novel coronavirus was detected on the packaging of frozen shrimp.

China has been aggressively testing frozen and refrigerated imports from countries deemed high risk for the virus after the emergence of a new cluster in Beijing last month. The outbreak was linked to a wholesale market in the capital city, where the virus was found on a cutting board used to prepare salmon imported from Norway.

Since then, Chinese authorities have tested over 220,000 samples from imported food products, General Administration of Customs official Bi Kexin said at a news conference Friday, Yahoo News reported.

More at the link. https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/07/10/coronavirus-live-updates-us/#link-IG6ZVFAV5FHEROEY35SDPOFEH4
Posted by littlemissmartypants | Fri Jul 10, 2020, 10:13 AM (1 replies)

Well, I did it. I called the sheriff.

Every Fourth of July it's the same story. The same person that shoots off what sounds like a machine gun, at all hours of the day and night, is firing off fireworks.

They are going off all around me. I am afraid so I called the sheriff. I live in the woods, literally. I have a crop of corn that surrounds me on three sides and hardwood trees around my house, in my yard, that I love. I also am surrounded by an old growth forest of pines which are harvested on an overlapping schedule.

I am afraid I am going to be set on fire. I told the dispatch officer as much. My dogs are also petrified. I couldn't peel the little one off me if I tried. I'm fed up. I'm tired of feeling unsafe and frankly disrespected. So I called the sheriff. I asked to be made anonymous. The dispatcher said they'd send someone out. I thanked her. She said they'd been getting lots of complaints.

What I didn't tell her was that before I moved here, I had a condo in town, about twelve miles away. During the last week of June 2013, I moved here from the condo and planned to ready my condo for the realtor after the 4th. I never got the chance. You see someone left fireworks debris in a trash can at the back of the building and in the early morning of July 5th it burned to the ground. Seven families were left homeless with nothing. It was a total loss.

I am frequently reminded of my good luck when I go into town to shop and see the empty space where my home used to be. I am tired of being treated with disregard by idiots that show little regard for their own safety much less mine. So I called the sheriff and I feel a little bit better having taken that step. Time will tell if it makes any difference.

Happy Independence Day, DUers! Always wishing you all the best!
❤ lmsp
Posted by littlemissmartypants | Sat Jul 4, 2020, 08:41 PM (70 replies)
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