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North Carolina early voting statistics (Of returned ballots, repubs returned 45.5% and dems 35.7)
GMU ^ | 9/20/12 | Michael McDonald

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at elections.gmu.edu ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: obama; romney; romney2012
Republican share of returned ballots increased from 43.7 yesterday to 45.5 today. Very early of course caveat. He has none/other and repub reversed down at the bottom so don't get confused. Also in the tabulations, he has yesterday's figures up high - also don't get confused there either. Also of note of returned ballots, 80% white, 13% AA. And 61% over age 60 - makes sense because of hardships associated with voting.
1 posted on 09/20/2012 8:07:49 AM PDT by Ravi
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To: Ravi

Forgive my ignorance, but early voting for what?


2 posted on 09/20/2012 8:13:41 AM PDT by ScottinSacto (Liberals support abortion on demand and gay marriage....sounds like a great strategic plan!)
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To: ScottinSacto

That would be absentee early voting for president in North Carolina. They get a head start on many states.


3 posted on 09/20/2012 8:14:26 AM PDT by Ravi
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To: Ravi

Voting has started already? Insanity!


4 posted on 09/20/2012 8:15:21 AM PDT by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obama)
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To: Ravi

I suspect that like 2008 this will give Dims longer to disqualify them.


5 posted on 09/20/2012 8:15:34 AM PDT by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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To: KansasGirl

Early voting in Ohio as well.........


6 posted on 09/20/2012 8:17:16 AM PDT by cmsgop ( The left always accuses the right for the sins of the left. from FReeper Just Lori, RIP)
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To: KansasGirl

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.


7 posted on 09/20/2012 8:18:43 AM PDT by Ravi
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To: Ravi

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.


8 posted on 09/20/2012 8:19:10 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: KansasGirl

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.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/20/usa-campaign-earlyvoting-idUSL1E8KJ04720120920


9 posted on 09/20/2012 8:20:03 AM PDT by deport
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To: Ravi
I wonder who he voted for. To quote P.J. O'Rourke, people don't stand in long lines to vote for the status quo.
10 posted on 09/20/2012 8:22:04 AM PDT by HHFi
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To: HamiltonJay

>>This thing isn’t, 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.


11 posted on 09/20/2012 8:39:24 AM PDT by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: ScottinSacto

Makes me a bit queasy to know they are counting them by party affiliation. Is that a “blind ballot”?


12 posted on 09/20/2012 8:42:15 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Ravi

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.


13 posted on 09/20/2012 8:42:37 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: fwdude

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.


14 posted on 09/20/2012 8:47:45 AM PDT by Ravi
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To: Buckeye McFrog

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.


15 posted on 09/20/2012 8:49:47 AM PDT by Ravi
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To: Ravi

so what’s to keep some Democrat hack in some county office someplace from running all the ones marked “Republican” thru a shredder?


16 posted on 09/20/2012 9:02:00 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Ravi

DONT DO THAT PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!

THEN THE DEMOCRAPS KNOW HOW MANY VOTES THEY NEED TO MANUFACTURE

REPUBLICAN PRECINCTS SHOULD ALL SUBMIT LAST!!!!!!


17 posted on 09/20/2012 9:15:40 AM PDT by Mr. K (Washington is where good ideas go to die- Ronald Reagan)
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To: KansasGirl

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.


18 posted on 09/20/2012 9:25:22 AM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Let’s hope they’re not running it through a shredder.


19 posted on 09/20/2012 9:29:50 AM PDT by Ravi
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To: Ravi
Being "used" to voting early has only occurred because people were offered this option. We need one-day voting, with strict controls. It's much harder to control when spread out over many weeks.

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.

20 posted on 09/20/2012 11:28:04 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Ravi

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.


21 posted on 09/20/2012 11:33:26 AM PDT by albionin
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To: fwdude

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.


22 posted on 09/20/2012 11:45:53 AM PDT by Ravi
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To: Ravi

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.


23 posted on 09/20/2012 12:29:39 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: fwdude

I guess in a “perfect world” but not in this one.


24 posted on 09/20/2012 12:39:30 PM PDT by Ravi
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