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White GOP men stand out in early voting [early turnout in NC exceeds 2004 pres. election]
News Observer ^ | 10/19/2010 | Rob Christensen and Jane Stancill

Posted on 10/19/2010 7:38:15 AM PDT by SeattleBruce

The largest group of early voters in North Carolina is made up of white Republican men, according to an analysis by the nonpartisan Democracy North Carolina, a campaign watchdog group.

During the 2008 Democratic sweep, black Democratic women led all groups during the 17 days of early voting. But during the first three days of early voting this year, it is white Republican men.

"Early voting doesn't favor one party or another, but reveals who's most organized and enthusiastic about making their voices heard," said Bob Hall, director of Democracy North Carolina.

So far early voting has been especially heavy for a midterm election. In the first three days of voting, 72,173 people across the state have cast early ballots.

That's more than the 70,645 votes that had been cast at this point in the 2004 presidential elections. At the same point in 2006, 35,728 votes had been cast. By comparison 266,649 votes were cast during the first three days of 2008.

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"That's more than the 70,645 votes that had been cast at this point in the 2004 presidential elections."

Wow - early voting in NC heavier than during the 2004 presidential...

1 posted on 10/19/2010 7:38:20 AM PDT by SeattleBruce
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To: SeattleBruce

WHY ARE THEY ALLOWED TO REPORT THIS????

ARE THEY COUNTING VOTES ALREADY?


2 posted on 10/19/2010 7:40:14 AM PDT by Mr. K (MORE COWBELL)
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To: SeattleBruce

Isn’t this racial profiling? Just askin.


3 posted on 10/19/2010 7:42:08 AM PDT by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: SeattleBruce

Makes one wonder what the agenda of this report is. Perhaps, the MSM wants to energize the black vote by pointing out that “evil” white men are voting in greater numbers in the early voting.


4 posted on 10/19/2010 7:42:09 AM PDT by kabar
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To: Mr. K

“ARE THEY COUNTING VOTES ALREADY?”

Dunno. They are counting how many people have voted early apparently. Don’t know if they are running their tallies. I would think not. But those votes can be tallied quickly on 11/2 or by whatever election law governs their count.


5 posted on 10/19/2010 7:42:42 AM PDT by SeattleBruce (T minus 14 days to SMACKDOWN - Tea Party like it's 1773! Pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: SeattleBruce

I voted last Thursday - the minute that it opened. There were 8 people ahead of me. Quite eager, we were.


6 posted on 10/19/2010 7:43:19 AM PDT by Edgar3 (Don't THREAD on me!)
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To: equalitybeforethelaw

“Isn’t this racial profiling? Just askin.”

Exactly. I’m half Italian, but my mom is fair skinned Italian - does that mean she’s white, or southern European (darker typically), and what does that make me ethnically? Of course the media have an interest in painting the GOP as a bunch of rich white men smoking cigars and no one else.

It is encouraging that the early turnout is heavy. According to the current polls, that favors the good men and women.


7 posted on 10/19/2010 7:45:30 AM PDT by SeattleBruce (T minus 14 days to SMACKDOWN - Tea Party like it's 1773! Pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: SeattleBruce
That's more than the 70,645 votes that had been cast at this point in the 2004 presidential elections. At the same point in 2006, 35,728 votes had been cast. By comparison 266,649 votes were cast during the first three days of 2008.

266,000 vs. avg of 55,000. Do you think there might have been just a hint of voter fraud here? Just saying...

8 posted on 10/19/2010 7:46:22 AM PDT by The Citizen Soldier (What I want for myself, I want for everyone else. -Samuel Milton)
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To: equalitybeforethelaw

I’ve never seen a “white” man.

I’ve seen men and women of varying shades of brown...
but no “white”.


9 posted on 10/19/2010 7:46:43 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: SeattleBruce

Many of these same crackers voted to put Obama in office as POTUS however this will still be spun as racism by white voters.


10 posted on 10/19/2010 7:47:43 AM PDT by TSgt (Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho - 44th and current President of the United States)
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To: kabar

“Perhaps, the MSM wants to energize the black vote by pointing out that “evil” white men are voting in greater numbers in the early voting.”

Sure, there’s always an agenda with the propagandists. That’s a given. But unless places have motor voter regs, it won’t help them. Anyone know if NC has motor voter? I know in WA State, registration to vote deadline is well past (10/2).


11 posted on 10/19/2010 7:47:49 AM PDT by SeattleBruce (T minus 14 days to SMACKDOWN - Tea Party like it's 1773! Pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: SeattleBruce
So far this year, registered Democrats are edging out Republicans, 31,910 to 27,623. In 2008, by contrast, Democrats were swamping Republicans by 3 to 1.

The heaviest early voting is in Brunswick County where there are hot campaigns for Congress and state and local offices.

With 72,173 people across the state casting early ballots and about 59,000 voters being either registered Dem or Rep, the other 13,000 are independents, which could be good news for the Reps given how independents are breaking two to one for the Reps nationally.

12 posted on 10/19/2010 7:49:41 AM PDT by kabar
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To: MrB
“I’ve never seen a “white” man.”

Besides which, we know from physics white encompasses every color of the spectrum. So the demagogues are wrong again.

13 posted on 10/19/2010 7:49:41 AM PDT by SeattleBruce (T minus 14 days to SMACKDOWN - Tea Party like it's 1773! Pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: kabar

“the other 13,000 are independents, which could be good news for the Reps given how independents are breaking two to one for the Reps nationally.”

Excellent.


14 posted on 10/19/2010 7:50:36 AM PDT by SeattleBruce (T minus 14 days to SMACKDOWN - Tea Party like it's 1773! Pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: Mr. K

When you vote early, just as when you vote on the day, your name is checked in the voter rolls. They can look at the number of people who have voted and get a count. They don’t see who you voted for, but they can see that you voted.

They are allowed to report this because it is public record.


15 posted on 10/19/2010 7:52:46 AM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: SeattleBruce

Italians from Northern Italy (Milan) are typically fair skinned and quite frequently have blue eyes.


16 posted on 10/19/2010 7:56:22 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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To: SeattleBruce

Lamestream media busy setting the stage for all of their “Racist Empire Strikes Back!” coverage commencing Nov. 3


17 posted on 10/19/2010 7:59:15 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SeattleBruce

What is their source for race? My voter registration does not list my race (HUMAN according to the census]. I am curious how they are guessing.


18 posted on 10/19/2010 7:59:46 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: SeattleBruce

I doubt they are tallying the votes. That’s dangerous because of possible leaks. But counting the votes is probably a no-brainer. Ballots are usually sequentially numbered and handed out in order, at least by precinct. So knowing how many voted is a piece of cake.


19 posted on 10/19/2010 7:59:46 AM PDT by Blagden Alley
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To: SeattleBruce
I'm white but I don't like that term. I prefer ‘cracker’, ‘white bread’, ‘honky’ or ‘mayonnaise monkey’. /s
20 posted on 10/19/2010 8:02:04 AM PDT by JPG (Sarah Palin says: "Buck-up or get out of the truck.")
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To: Constitution Day

I got a card in the mail from the Ashley Woolard campaign. Woolard is apparently the Republican challenger to G.K. Butterfield. What’s the scoop on Woolard? He’s young. Is he Tea Party or establishment?


21 posted on 10/19/2010 8:02:14 AM PDT by Oberon (Big Brutha Be Watchin'.)
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To: equalitybeforethelaw

If you want to claim racism you must mention colors as ofter as possible.


22 posted on 10/19/2010 8:02:42 AM PDT by B4Ranch (Conflict is inevitable; Combat is an option. Train for the fight.)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

“Italians from Northern Italy (Milan) are typically fair skinned and quite frequently have blue eyes.”

My grandfather was from a little town in central Italy called Luca. My Mom does have blue eyes, as you suggest!


23 posted on 10/19/2010 8:04:44 AM PDT by SeattleBruce (T minus 14 days to SMACKDOWN - Tea Party like it's 1773! Pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: SeattleBruce
Not only is turnout heavier, but at the meeting last night, we also learned that the GOP share of turnout is up by about 20% over what it was at this point in 2008, and that the Dems are down about the same. Independents are up ever so slightly to fill in the gap.
24 posted on 10/19/2010 8:04:46 AM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (is a Jim DeMint Republican. You might say he's a funDeMintalist conservative.)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

“Independents are up ever so slightly to fill in the gap.”

And also breaking GOP, as we all know. Good news all ‘round. Still, time to GOTV...;) You’ve been doing good work all year TQC. Go TEApublicans!!


25 posted on 10/19/2010 8:06:55 AM PDT by SeattleBruce (T minus 14 days to SMACKDOWN - Tea Party like it's 1773! Pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: SeattleBruce
Day 1 early voting in Dallas County, TX "crushed" the turnout records for all prior years. This county includes TX-30, where Pastor Stephen Broden (R) is challenging Eddie Bernice Johnson (D).

Two powerful messages from TX-30 kids who were denied scholarships here: http://defeateddiebernice.com.

26 posted on 10/19/2010 8:07:02 AM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: Oberon
Is he Tea Party or establishment?

At this point, who cares? The right question to ask is "Is he CONSERVATIVE or not"? There are "establishment" politicians who are solid conservatives, btw, the Tea Parties don't have a lock on that by any means.

27 posted on 10/19/2010 8:08:45 AM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (is a Jim DeMint Republican. You might say he's a funDeMintalist conservative.)
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To: SeattleBruce

Not only do we have motor-voter, we have ‘one stop voting’. Under this democrat vote fraud wet dream, you can register and vote at the same time.


28 posted on 10/19/2010 8:08:51 AM PDT by Bob Buchholz
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To: MrB
I’ve never seen a “white” man.

You have, obviously, never seen me then. The words “fish belly white” spring to mind, followed shortly by “Oh dear...” and “that just ain't right...”

I once knew what the sun looked like, back before I became a cubicle commando.

29 posted on 10/19/2010 8:09:34 AM PDT by paladin1_dcs
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To: JPG

“They” can’t call us cracker - that’s racist. Only “we” can call each other cracker - then it’s a term of endearment.


30 posted on 10/19/2010 8:10:30 AM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus
At this point, who cares? The right question to ask is "Is he CONSERVATIVE or not"? There are "establishment" politicians who are solid conservatives, btw, the Tea Parties don't have a lock on that by any means.

As you like. So do you know the answer, either way?

31 posted on 10/19/2010 8:10:37 AM PDT by Oberon (Big Brutha Be Watchin'.)
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To: Pollster1

Apparently black women were turning out heavily early in 2008 - and not so much this year. What happened to Barack Hussein’s magick tricks? I guess people are sick of lies and illusions, and would rather have a job and propsects for the future...go figure. We could have told everyone that last time ‘round if they’d only have listened...it’s not good to hire someone with a fake resume - especially not someone running for POTUS. Duh.


32 posted on 10/19/2010 8:10:42 AM PDT by SeattleBruce (T minus 14 days to SMACKDOWN - Tea Party like it's 1773! Pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: JPG

‘I prefer ‘cracker’, ‘white bread’, ‘honky’ or ‘mayonnaise monkey’.’

That is funny right there!


33 posted on 10/19/2010 8:11:50 AM PDT by SeattleBruce (T minus 14 days to SMACKDOWN - Tea Party like it's 1773! Pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: 5thGenTexan

“Day 1 early voting in Dallas County, TX “crushed” the turnout records for all prior years. This county includes TX-30, where Pastor Stephen Broden (R) is challenging Eddie Bernice Johnson (D).”

Awesome. Prayers and best wishes for you all there!


34 posted on 10/19/2010 8:13:34 AM PDT by SeattleBruce (T minus 14 days to SMACKDOWN - Tea Party like it's 1773! Pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: Bob Buchholz
“Not only do we have motor-voter, we have ‘one stop voting’. Under this democrat vote fraud wet dream, you can register and vote at the same time.”

Reform of these kinds of laws MUST be a high priority for Tea Parties nationwide going forward. I can't think of a higher good than preventing voter fraud which totally benefits the fraudulent RATs of course.

35 posted on 10/19/2010 8:15:37 AM PDT by SeattleBruce (T minus 14 days to SMACKDOWN - Tea Party like it's 1773! Pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: paladin1_dcs

“The words “fish belly white” spring to mind, followed shortly by “Oh dear...” and “that just ain’t right...””

LOL!


36 posted on 10/19/2010 8:16:28 AM PDT by SeattleBruce (T minus 14 days to SMACKDOWN - Tea Party like it's 1773! Pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: paladin1_dcs

Grab a piece of printer paper,
go to the restroom and look in the mirror,
hold the paper next to your face,
and tell me if you’re “white”.


37 posted on 10/19/2010 8:18:23 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: SeattleBruce
(Art.) ....The largest group of early voters in North Carolina is made up of white Republican men.....

Well, beat them with shovels until they stop!

Make them go home!

38 posted on 10/19/2010 8:23:47 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: SeattleBruce

Could the intent behind this report be that the white guys are coming in droves, so the rest of you can stay home?


39 posted on 10/19/2010 8:26:14 AM PDT by albie
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To: SeattleBruce
And also breaking GOP, as we all know. Good news all ‘round. Still, time to GOTV...;) You’ve been doing good work all year TQC. Go TEApublicans!!

True enough. Though the numbers can't possibly show whether this is the case, I would suspect that even though the number of unaffiliated voters is staying roughly the same, this is likely because GOP-leaners are up, but Dem-leaners are down, mirroring the trend in voters with an actual partisan affiliation.

40 posted on 10/19/2010 8:29:25 AM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (is a Jim DeMint Republican. You might say he's a funDeMintalist conservative.)
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To: lentulusgracchus

IN NV dems are Republicans are over preforming in Clark country where the Dems 13% voter rolls edge is only equaling 9% edge in vote, in CD-3 the split is 45 D’s- 42 R’s, you throw in the indes Heck is likelry up with early voters over Titus, and up in Washoe Country where the parties are equaly split on the voter rolls the republicans are out voting the dems 48-39...

This according to the newspaper we can’t post through out of vegas.


41 posted on 10/19/2010 8:30:11 AM PDT by Paul8148
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To: paladin1_dcs

As am I.

None of my family heritage is south of the 50th parallel, northern german, irish, english and norwegian.


42 posted on 10/19/2010 8:31:17 AM PDT by BenKenobi
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To: Paul8148

Mean to say Republicans are over preforming, not dems are Republicans......


43 posted on 10/19/2010 8:32:06 AM PDT by Paul8148
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To: albie

I’m betting the point is to set up the post election narrative that it was the white man that was so racist that he couldn’t stand 0bama being in power doing things for minorities and the little guy.

I’d make book on it if I gambled.


44 posted on 10/19/2010 8:33:46 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Oberon
As you like. So do you know the answer, either way?

Nope, never heard of the guy, in fact!

45 posted on 10/19/2010 8:43:18 AM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (is a Jim DeMint Republican. You might say he's a funDeMintalist conservative.)
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To: Mr. K

Not necessarily, it’s easy to see who has already voted...I’d be more concerned if they WEREN’T keeping track of this.


46 posted on 10/19/2010 8:45:25 AM PDT by RockinRight (if the choice is between Crazy and Commie, I choose Crazy.)
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To: SeattleBruce

I smell a bloodbath of apocolyptic proportions brewing.


47 posted on 10/19/2010 8:45:52 AM PDT by RockinRight (if the choice is between Crazy and Commie, I choose Crazy.)
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To: SeattleBruce

Well I’ve never thought of Italians (or Greeks or Spaniards, etc) as anything but white, but who knows what the MSM would say?


48 posted on 10/19/2010 8:46:55 AM PDT by RockinRight (if the choice is between Crazy and Commie, I choose Crazy.)
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To: SeattleBruce

I’ve never been to Lucca (although I’ve visited areas to its north and east), but my parents showed me pictures and it is a beautiful town (and region).

As for why Northern Italians frequently having blond hair and blue eyes, while Southern Italians are darker, Dennis Hopper’s character in “True Romance” had an explanation for the phenomenom . . . .


49 posted on 10/19/2010 8:49:06 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: SeattleBruce

Even in Southern Italy, a significant minority (maybe 15% - 20%) have “light” eyes, gray, green, or blue. My grandfather was from Neapolitan stock and had grayish-hazel eyes, and was blonde as a child. And my great-great grandmother, born in either Bari or Calabria (records are fuzzy), was a redhead.


50 posted on 10/19/2010 8:53:21 AM PDT by RockinRight (if the choice is between Crazy and Commie, I choose Crazy.)
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