Skip to comments.North Carolina early voting statistics (Of returned ballots, repubs returned 45.5% and dems 35.7)
Posted on 09/20/2012 8:07:44 AM PDT by Ravi
North Carolina's pace of returned ballots continues to increase, with 2,838 reported as of this morning.
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Forgive my ignorance, but early voting for what?
That would be absentee early voting for president in North Carolina. They get a head start on many states.
Voting has started already? Insanity!
I suspect that like 2008 this will give Dims longer to disqualify them.
Early voting in Ohio as well.........
No worries. These are the diehards. I will be first in line when early voting starts in Texas - I can’t wait. I take these numbers as a sign of enthusiasm. I believe someone named Chris cast the first ballot for president reading one of the older posts from that website. I wonder who he voted for.
NC was NEVER in play for Obama this time, NO STATE where he got less than 55% of the vote in 2008 is.
The is all bread and circuses folks.. stay focused, fight hard, and stop the letting the press tell you what is going on. Just go out and TALK to people, all sorts of people, don’t just limit yourself to your same old group of friends, actually go out and actively seek people from all over the political spectrum and TALK TO THEM. Don’t lecture, don’t berate, don’t judge, just have a nice friendly conversation with them, whether you agree with them or not, I guarantee you’ll feel much better AND provided you actively go out and go across the political spectrum you’ll find yourself far more relaxed than all teh drama the media wants to create over this.
This thing isn’t, and never has been close.
Voting has started already? Insanity!
Idaho and South Dakota are the first states to begin early voting on Friday, although North Carolina has been accepting absentee ballots by mail since Sept. 6. By the end of September, 30 states will have begun either in-person or absentee voting, and eventually all the states will join in.
>>This thing isnt, and never has been close.
I think so as well. People instinctively know that America has never been like this - and, unless they are hardcore liberals and think the change is a good thing, they will vote accordingly.
Another interesting matter is that you can’t poll this feeling. It’s not about policies, ideals, or anything concrete. It’s the feeling that America is fundamentally changing for the worse and one politician is at fault.
Makes me a bit queasy to know they are counting them by party affiliation. Is that a “blind ballot”?
If our country would move back to sanity, this “early” voting crap would be cut out completely.
The earlier people can vote, the MORE they can vote.
One day, from midnight to midnight - that’s it. If you can’t make it, you really don’t want to.
I don’t know. I’ve gotten used to early voting in Texas from the 90s. Some tuesdays are extremely busy when I wouldn’t have had time to vote so I was thankful I could vote early in those years.
well i suppose if you’re john x registered as a dem in the state and you return the ballot then that counts as one dem having returned their ballot. It seems straightforward to me - that’s why this guy is able to get this information. He’s a dem shill but his numbers are accurate.
so what’s to keep some Democrat hack in some county office someplace from running all the ones marked “Republican” thru a shredder?
DONT DO THAT PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!
THEN THE DEMOCRAPS KNOW HOW MANY VOTES THEY NEED TO MANUFACTURE
REPUBLICAN PRECINCTS SHOULD ALL SUBMIT LAST!!!!!!
Voting has started already? Insanity!”
I heartily agree. I know I am older than probably 99% (or at least 47%) of the people on FR but when I first began voting in Kansas many years ago, everybody went to the polls to vote on the first Tuesday in November. It was just something you did that day. Because of the growth in population, I can understand that it would be difficult to do it all in one day now but it certainly shouldn’t begin for anyone except military more than a few days earlier.
Absentee and on-line voting provides a huge source for voter fraud and except for military, IMO, should be eliminated.
Let’s hope they’re not running it through a shredder.
If voting were held on Election Day, as it used to, people who care would find the time to rearrange their busy lives to spend a few minutes, maybe half an hour, at the voting booth. It's virtually nothing to ask.
That is a good sign although a small sample. I am going to vote early as soon as we are able to here and if any pollsters call or ask me I am going to lie and say I voted a straight democrat ticket just to mess with them.
At least for me, some years, that would not work. In residency for example, my day started at 6:00 am or 7:00 am and would not end until the following morning at 6:00. I could not leave the hospital. I wouldn’t be able to vote so early voting has been a godsend for me. Even in private practice, there are many days where I start operating at 7:00 and don’t finish until 7:00 or 8:00. Thankfully those are few and far between but it still happens and would affect my ability to vote.
That’s why I included in my “perfect world” scenario 24-hour voting, from midnight to midnight on election day. Nobody works a 24-hour shift.
I guess in a “perfect world” but not in this one.