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  • EDITORIAL: North Carolina answers Democrats’ question ‘What vote fraud?’

    04/13/2014 5:52:15 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 42 replies
    It’s an article of the faith of the Democrats that voter fraud is nothing to worry about because it never happens. Kim Strach, the North Carolina director of elections, has living proof — and some dead proof — otherwise. She has identified 35,750 persons who voted in North Carolina sharing a name, birth date and Social Security number with someone who voted in another state in 2012. Another 81 North Carolinians voted after they died. Ghosts have no constitutional rights, not yet, but Barack Obama and the Democrats think rigor mortis need not keep voters from practicing good citizenship. President...
  • Breaking: Obama Campaign Voter Fraud

    02/22/2013 3:14:59 PM PST · by mgist · 90 replies
    Western Journal ^ | 2/22/13 | James Simpson
    North Carolina’s Civitas Institute has revealed that the North Carolina State Board of Elections and the Obama campaign conspired to register at least 11,000 people via the internet in violation of state law. This has been confirmed through records requests filed with all of North Carolina’s 100 counties. The counting is not yet complete. North Carolina does not allow online voting, but according to Civitas, SBE staff authorized an Obama campaign website, Gottaregister.com, to use a web-based registration program. The SBE’s chief lawyer responded to the charge with a plainly disingenuous 1984-newspeak answer: Wright repeatedly denied that the SBE allowed...
  • Coleman concedes Lt. Gov. race to Forest

    11/19/2012 10:58:45 AM PST · by South40 · 6 replies
    NBC17.com ^ | November 19, 2012
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- Linda Coleman, the Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, called Republican Dan Forest Monday morning to concede the race. Coleman trailed by 11,000 votes after election night, but her campaign claimed that perhaps thousands of ballots hadn't been counted that should have been. As mail-in ballots and provisional ballots have trickled in since Election Day, Republican candidate Dan Forest's lead has dwindled.
  • Concerns raised over possible exploitation of mentally disabled voters

    11/03/2012 9:22:36 AM PDT · by thecodont · 25 replies
    FayObserver via Drudge Report ^ | Published: 08:48 AM, Fri Nov 02, 2012 | By Gregory Phillips
    Jimmy Green's stepdaughter had never voted before. The 57-year-old is mentally disabled, and Green said she doesn't understand the concept of casting a ballot. But this week, she called her parents to say she had voted for President Obama. The care home in Fayetteville where she lives registered its residents to vote and drove them to the polls, Green said. "My concern is that somebody told her who to vote for," he said. "She didn't even know there's two different parties." Complaints of uncomprehending voters being ferried to cast ballots surface every election. And in a presidential race as close...
  • OVER 3000, 112 YR. OLD VOTERS HAVE CAST BALLOTS IN NC

    10/29/2012 10:18:10 AM PDT · by jacknhoo · 24 replies
    http://www.carolinatransparency.com/ ^ | 10/29/2012 | Carolina Transparency
    2012 GENERAL ELECTION - 112 YEAR OLD VOTERS - NORTH CAROLINA - Votes Cast: 3,075 IN THIS GROUP THEIR PARTY AFFILIATION IS APPROX. 70% D / 30% R / 10% UNAFFILIATED - THE REAL CONCERN IS THERE IS NOT THAT MANY 112 YEAR OLDS ALIVE. IT DOES NOT TELL WHO THEY'VE VOTED FOR.
  • Republicans to gain governor's seats they haven't won in half a century

    10/28/2012 9:33:51 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 4 replies
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 10/28/12 | Staff
    Republicans are in position to extend their recent gains among governors as they compete for seats they haven't won in a quarter-century. Of the 11 states with gubernatorial elections in November, eight are now led by Democrats, and each of the most competitive races is a GOP pickup opportunity. The numbers suggests that Republicans soon will claim 30 to 33 governorships after holding just 22 a few years ago - an advantage not reflected in the divided Congress or competitive presidential race. 'It says that when people are choosing the government closest to the people, they're choosing Republicans,' Virginia Gov....
  • Republican & Unaffiliated early voters surge in North Carolina

    10/27/2012 5:20:54 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 10 replies
    Fayette Observer ^ | 26 Oct 2012 | Ted Mohn
    Back in 2008 Candidate Obama beat Candidate McCain in NC by 14,177 total votes. During early voting Candidate Obama saw about a 22% Democratic participation rate advantage over Candidate McCain. When all the voting was over in 2008 Candidate Obama won NC by about 0.32% over McCain. Obama received 2,142,651 total votes (49.70%) McCain received 2,128,474 total votes (49.38%) As a baseline, NC voter registration back in 2008 on election day was: Dem: 2,849,979 (46%) Rep: 1,949,494 (32%) Una: 1,385,487 (22%) Lib: <1% As of yesterday (26 Oct 2012) NC voter registration is: Dem: 2,849,683 (43%) Rep: 2,040,552 (31%) Una:...
  • President Obama Leads in North Carolina (USAction Poll)

    10/26/2012 1:50:12 PM PDT · by Maceman · 52 replies
    USAction today released two new battleground polls, one showing President Obama leading 47 to 44 percent in North Carolina and the other showing him leading 48 to 43 percent in Wisconsin. The polls, commissioned by USAction and our partner Project New America, were conducted by Grove Insight. These polls are the latest in a series of battleground state polls released this week. Our other polls found Obama ahead 46 to 43 percent in Colorado; 47 to 45 percent in Florida; 46 to 44 percent in Ohio and 48 to 45 percent in New Hampshire. See PDF file here.
  • Democrats Illegally Transport Voters in North Carolina

    10/25/2012 3:57:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/25/12 | William Bigelow
    On Monday of this week, Democrats in North Carolina clearly violated North Carolina state law in their efforts to turn out the vote for Barack Obama. At roughly 10 a.m., two vans of students who worked at the North Carolina Jobs Corps location in Oconoluftee were transported from that location to the Swain County Board of Education one-stop voting location in order to cast their votes. The vans used to carry the passengers were Job Corps vans driven by Danny Muse, the son of O’neal Muse, a Democrat Swain County Board of education election official.
  • Guilford Co. voters say ballot cast for Romney came up Obama on machine [NC]

    10/24/2012 8:22:54 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 37 replies
    MyFox8 ^ | October 23, 2012 updated on: 09:55am, October 24, 2012 | by Scott Gustin and Brandon Jones
    GREENSBORO, N.C. –The presidential election is just around the corner and voting issues have already become a problem in Guilford County. On Monday, several voters complained that their electronic ballot machine cast the wrong vote. All the complaints were made by people who voted at the Bur-Mil Park polling location. One of the voters, Sher Coromalis, says she cast her ballot for Governor Mitt Romney, but every time she entered her vote the machine defaulted to President Obama. “I was so upset that this could happen,” said Coromalis. Guilford County Board of Elections Director George Gilbert says the problem arises...
  • North Carolina Registers Over 583 Democrat Votes Over the Age of 112

    10/22/2012 2:59:07 PM PDT · by BerryDingle · 9 replies
    examiner.com ^ | October 21, 2012 | Barry Secrest
    There are obviously verifiable vote fraud problems in North Carolina. In 2010 those problems surfaced meaningfully as indicated in the below voter fraud post from an earlier Charlotte Conservative Examiner article: Perhaps in an effort to promote North Carolina as one of the healthiest States in the Nation, this latest voter twist comes to us from Susan Myrick of the Civitas Institute in North Carolina--not to be confused with Rep. Sue Myrick of NC who is unrelated. In a radio interview with local WBT Anchor Tara Servatious, Susan reports that she has been keeping track of the number of votes...
  • North Carolina Registers Over 583 Democrat Votes Over the Age of 112

    10/21/2012 9:56:54 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 50 replies
    Charlotte Conservative Examiner Blog ^ | OCTOBER 21, 2012 | BARRY SECREST
    There are obviously verifiable vote fraud problems in North Carolina. In 2010 those problems surfaced meaningfully as indicated in the below voter fraud post from an earlier Charlotte Conservative Examiner article: Perhaps in an effort to promote North Carolina as one of the healthiest States in the Nation, this latest voter twist comes to us from Susan Myrick of the Civitas Institute in North Carolina--not to be confused with Rep. Sue Myrick of NC who is unrelated. In a radio interview with local WBT Anchor Tara Servatious, Susan reports that she has been keeping track of the number of votes...
  • Black support for Obama waning in NC

    10/18/2012 4:38:31 AM PDT · by NCjim · 24 replies
    WRAL ^ | October 18, 2012
    Raleigh, N.C. — Historically high turnout by black voters helped President Barack Obama win North Carolina in 2008 by 14,000 votes, which was his narrowest margin of victory nationwide. Polls show Obama's support among black voters this year is weaker, which only heightens North Carolina's status as a swing state in next month's presidential election. A WRAL News poll from October 2008 showed 92 percent of black voters in North Carolina supported Obama, while only 3 percent backed Republican nominee John McCain. In a WRAL News poll released two weeks ago, Obama's support among black voters has fallen to 87...
  • Lights Out: Romney By 2 in North Carolina D+10 Poll

    10/15/2012 8:16:01 PM PDT · by Kolath · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/15/2012 | Tony Lee
    The liberal Public Policy Polling (PPP) group conducted a D+10 poll in North Carolina and still found Mitt Romney with a 2-point lead over President Barack Obama (49%-47%).
  • Suffolk pollster: We’re not polling Florida, Virginia, or North Carolina anymore, because ...

    10/09/2012 7:39:49 PM PDT · by Justaham · 44 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 10/9/12 | Allahpundit
    Original title: Suffolk pollster: We’re not polling Florida, Virginia, or North Carolina anymore, because Romney’s going to win them ------------------------ Via Gateway Pundit, I’ll give you the RCP averages tonight and leave you to judge. They’ve got Romney by three points in NC (although the latest poll has him up nine), Romney by less than a point in FL, and Obama by less than half a point in VA. See Guy Benson for more good news in various state polls. Ohio and Pennsylvania are getting tighter.
  • Obama Looks to Rally Blacks in North Carolina

    10/10/2012 3:23:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 9, 2012 | Susan Saulny
    RALEIGH, N.C. — Dexter Hady, a black landscaper here, is exactly the kind of Obama supporter who could have slipped through the cracks this year. He recently moved and, not being as excited about the coming election as he was about the 2008 campaign, neglected to update his voter registration. By chance, a volunteer for the Obama campaign stopped Mr. Hady outside of the Wake County Courthouse here recently and asked him if he was prepared to vote. Mr. Hady said no, and went on to explain: “I can say I was definitely more excited to vote for Obama last...
  • Pollster Pulls Out of Fla., NC and Va., Says Obama Can’t Win There

    10/10/2012 3:34:58 PM PDT · by drewh · 14 replies
    The Hill.com ^ | 10/10/12 09:58 AM ET | By Jonathan Easley
    Suffolk University pollster David Paleologos, whose polls are aggregated into mainstream averages to show where the presidential race stands in the swing states, said he’s finished polling in Florida, North Carolina and Virginia because President Obama has no shot of winning those states. “I think in places like North Carolina, Virginia and Florida, we’ve already painted those red, we’re not polling any of those states again,” Paleologos said Tuesday night on Fox’s "The O’Reilly Factor." “We’re focusing on the remaining states.” Mitt Romney has spiked in the national polls since his first debate last week against President Obama. Romney took...
  • Black faith leaders announce campaign goal to strip 25 percent of black vote from Obama

    10/09/2012 11:29:48 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 9, 2012 | Caroline May
    Unhappy with President Barack Obama‘s support of same-sex marriage, a group of African-American faith leaders have announced a campaign aimed at stripping 25 percent of the black vote that went to Obama in 2008 (95 percent). The newly formed nonprofit group, God Said, will begin targeting voters in Ohio, Virginia, North Carolina, Wisconsin and Florida with television and radio advertising, as well as a grassroots campaign to encourage people to consider the gospel when they enter the voting booth. “The black community is among the most religious in America and we are offended that President Obama has announced his support...
  • North Carolina Blacks for Obama, Key in 2008, are Uncertain in ’12

    10/09/2012 12:39:10 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 9, 2012 | By SUSAN SAULNY
    RALEIGH, N.C. — Dexter Hady, a black landscaper here, is exactly the kind of Obama supporter who could have slipped through the cracks this year. He recently moved to a new address and, not being as excited about the coming election as he was about the 2008 campaign, neglected to update his voter registration. By chance, a volunteer for the Obama campaign stopped Mr. Hady outside of the Wake County Courthouse here recently and asked him if he was prepared to vote. Mr. Hady said no, and went on to explain: “I can say I was definitely more excited to...
  • RASSMUSSEN REPORTS: NORTH CAROLINA ROMNEY 51%-OBAMA 47%

    10/03/2012 11:00:30 AM PDT · by hcmama · 38 replies
    Rassmussen Reports ^ | October 3, 2013 | Scott
    State now moves to "toss up."
  • Civitas Poll: Obama, Biden Lead Romney, Ryan in NC 49% - 45% (Taken 9/18-9/19)

    09/24/2012 1:22:03 PM PDT · by Adriatic Cons · 83 replies
    Civitas Poll ^ | 9/24/12 | Civitas Poll
    A new poll from the Civitas Institute found that the Democratic ticket of President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden is 4 percentage points ahead of the Republican slate — presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his running mate, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan. The Civitas Poll of 600 likely North Carolina voters was taken Sept. 18-19 and had a margin of error of plus-minus 4 percent. Asked if the election were held today who they would vote for, 49 percent chose Obama/Biden and 45 percent chose Romney/Ryan. (This is the first 2012 Civitas Poll to include the vice presidential candidates.)
  • Early voting statistics for North Carolina thus far: Absentee ballot requests (Repub-44 Dems-38)

    09/19/2012 11:27:50 AM PDT · by Ravi · 20 replies
    GMU ^ | 9/19/12 | GMU
    North Carolina's pace of returned ballots continues to increase, with 2,105 reported as of yesterday. As of this morning, registered Republicans now outnumber registered Democrats among returned ballots accepted by North Carolina election officials by 5.9 percentage points (43.7% to 37.9%). Yesterday, I noted how more registered Democrats had returned mail ballots than registered Republicans, by 4.5 percentage points (43.3% to 38.8%). In 2008, registered Republicans vastly outnumbered registered Democrats among all mail ballots -- not all early voters -- by 25.7 percentage points (53.7% to 30.0%). The cause for yesterday's temporary blip where registered Democrats outnumbered Republicans among returned...
  • Romney UP six in NC

    09/16/2012 4:31:53 PM PDT · by Hero · 23 replies
    Mitt Romney has cleared the 50% mark again in the battleground state of North Carolina despite the presence of the Democratic National Convention there little over a week ago. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely North Carolina Voters shows Romney with 51% support to President Obama’s 45%. One percent (1%) likes some other candidate in the race, and three percent (3%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
  • Media Ignores Ryan Crowds For Few Pro-Obama Protesters

    09/05/2012 5:22:45 AM PDT · by bronxville · 13 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 09-04-2012 | dana loesch
    Breitbart News's Joel Pollak reports from a Paul Ryan event in North Carolina that media is virtually ignoring the thousands attending the event in favor of a few pro-Obama protesters: Thousands of Ryan fans... but MSM cameras/journalists focus on SEVEN Obamabots demonstrating!....
  • Group says it found 30,000 dead North Carolinians registered

    Posted: Sunday, Sep. 02, 2012 MORE INFORMATION Sunday's DNC protests in uptown Charlotte DNC Party Pics 09.2.12 800 march through Charlotte, decrying financial system Politics, personalities and pro wrasslin': How Charlotte won the DNC New N.C. poll gives Romney small lead in presidential race Was that George Clooney jogging down Tryon? UNC panel: Changing demographics leave South’s political future in flux Convention is Obama camp’s not-so-secret weapon in N.C. RALEIGH A Raleigh-based group devoted to reducing the potential for voter fraud presented the N.C. Board of Elections on Friday with a list of nearly 30,000 names of dead people statewide...
  • Opinion: Dems hold hope for the South

    09/03/2012 4:46:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 3, 2012 | Juan Williams
    Why are we here? Why did the Obama reelection team pick North Carolina for the Democratic convention? As the convention begins, prominent Democrats are still grumbling about that question. They fear the Tar Heel State is no sure win for the president. Recall that in 2008, Barack Obama won North Carolina by 0.4 percentage points over Arizona Sen. John McCain (R). Before that, the state had gone Republican in every presidential election since 1976. Current polls have Obama and Romney tied in the state. When then-President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964, he famously told an aide...
  • Paul Ryan ties Obama to Carter on eve of Dem convention

    09/03/2012 4:20:51 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/3/12 | CNN Political Producer Shawna Shepherd
    Greenville, North Carolina (CNN) – At a Labor Day rally, Republican vice presidential hopeful Rep. Paul Ryan raised the question 'are you better off' and compared President Barack Obama to one-term President Jimmy Carter.
  • PICKET:(VIDEO) Biden says 'We can win North Carolina' while campaigning in Virginia

    08/14/2012 7:58:51 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 30 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 14, 2012 | By Kerry Picket
  • Could the DNC be making North Carolina more red?

    08/06/2012 2:37:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/06/2012 | MARY KATHARINE HAM
    Barack Obama won the state of North Carolina by 14,000 votes in 2008. His return in 2012 was supposed to be triumphant, a celebration of the swing of this formerly red state to the blue column. If his return is underwhelming, what was meant to solidify a new Democratic foothold in the South may actually undermine it.The NY Post reports: Top aides on President ObamaÂ’s re-election team are terrified that there will be scores of empty seats when he makes his acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention, party insiders said.Obama, once the biggest draw in politics, wonÂ’t likely attract...
  • North Carolina: Romney 49%, Obama 44%

    08/02/2012 6:44:01 PM PDT · by Doofer · 25 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | August 02, 2012 | Rasmussen Reports
    Mitt Romney has a five-point edge over President Obama in the battleground state of North Carolina. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the Tar Heel State finds Romney with 49% support, while the president earns 44% of the vote. Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate, and another four percent (4%) are undecided. This moves the state from Toss-Up Status to Leans Romney in the Rasmussen Reports Electoral College Projections.
  • Runoffs in N.C. Set Stage for Republican Pickups

    07/17/2012 7:36:11 AM PDT · by SharpRightTurn · 19 replies
    Roll Call ^ | July 17, 2012 | Joshua Miller
    Voters in three North Carolina Congressional districts head to the polls today to decide the GOP nominees in runoff elections. The Tar Heel State represents House Republicans’ most fertile territory this cycle, with the party expected to net a gain of at least two seats and as many as four. 8th district The most competitive race tonight is taking place in the 8th district, pitting former Hill aide Richard Hudson, backed by the establishment, against dentist Scott Keadle, a former Iredell County commissioner who is backed by the anti-tax Club for Growth. “We’re finishing strong,” Hudson told Roll Call on...
  • N.C. Democrats choose first transgender in diverse DNC (convention) delegation

    06/17/2012 6:57:04 PM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 6/17/12 | Carmen Cusido
    N.C. Democrats choose first transgender in diverse DNC delegationBy Carmen Cusido The Charlotte Observer Posted: Sunday, Jun. 17, 2012 RALEIGH N.C. Democrats on Saturday selected the remainder of the party’s 158-member delegation to September’s Democratic National Convention in Charlotte. And they did it with an emphasis on diversity. Among those picked Saturday: Janice Covington of Charlotte, the first openly transgender person to serve as a Democratic delegate from the state.“It’s important to my community – to the whole LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community” – to be a part of the convention, Covington, 64, said. “We’ve always been left...
  • Beau Biden gaffes on attack meant for Romney, hits NC’s Dem gov instead

    06/17/2012 1:00:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/17/12 | Matthew Boyle
    On Saturday evening, Vice President Joe Biden’s son and Delaware attorney general Beau Biden tried to attack presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, but the punch ended up hitting North Carolina’s Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue instead. “I’ve never met a successful politician who didn’t run again,” Biden said during his keynote address at the North Carolina Democratic Party’s Jefferson-Jackson dinner, in an attempt to attack Romney’s decision against running for re-election after his sole term as Massachusetts’ governor. (Snip)The crowd “collectively groaned,” according to the
  • Obama Is Doing Stunningly Bad Among African Americans In North Carolina

    06/12/2012 1:42:41 PM PDT · by Nasher · 93 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 6/12/2012 | Brett LoGiurato
    President Barack Obama is rapidly losing support among African-American voters in North Carolina, a new poll out today from the Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling shows. The poll finds that Mitt Romney would get 20 percent of the African-American vote if the election were held today, compared with 76 percent for Obama. Overall, Romney has a 48 percent to 46 percent lead on Obama in the crucial swing state. Obama received 95 percent of the support from African-Americans in North Carolina in the 2008 election, compared with just 5 percent for Republican nominee John McCain. Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/barack-obama-african-american-vote-black-north-carolina-2012-6#ixzz1xc7BdnRy
  • Election 2012: North Carolina President North Carolina: Romney 51%, Obama 43%

    05/16/2012 5:43:50 AM PDT · by icwhatudo · 122 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 5-16-2012 | Scott Rasmussen
    Mitt Romney has moved out to an eight-point lead over President Obama in North Carolina after the two men were virtually tied a month ago. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the Tar Heel State shows the putative Republican nominee earning 51% of the vote to Obama’s 43%. Two percent (2%) like some other candidate, and four percent (4%) are undecided. That’s a big change from last month when Romney posted a narrow 46% to 44% lead over the president in Rasmussen Reports’ first survey of the race in North Carolina. Democrats have signaled North Carolina’s...
  • Poll: Same-sex relationships moral (Fake Poll! North Carolina: 61% against, 39% for)

    05/14/2012 9:28:54 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 21 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/14/2012 | By MJ LEE
    For the third year in a row, a narrow majority of Americans consider gay and lesbian relations morally acceptable, signaling that this is the new “new normal” in public opinion, according to a new Gallup Poll released Monday just days after President Barack Obama announced his support for same-sex marriage. More than half of American adults, 54 percent, say gay or lesbian relations are morally acceptable — including 66 percent of Democrats and just 36 percent of Republicans — while 42 percent think they are morally wrong, Gallup found. Since 2010, a slight majority of Americans have found gay relations...
  • Gay group starts petition to force Dems to move convention out of NC

    05/09/2012 3:42:34 PM PDT · by Libloather · 51 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/09/12 | Neil Munro
    Gay group starts petition to force Dems to move convention out of NCBy Neil Munro - The Daily Caller | The Daily Caller – 7 hrs ago A gay advocacy group is trying to rally sympathizers to help shift the Democrats’ trouble-plagued convention from North Carolina to another state. The group, Gay Marriage USA, launched a petition on change.org immediately after the state’s voters overwhelmingly decided May 8 to define marriage as a heterosexual institution. The state’s amendment “discriminates against LGBT people, couples & their families [and] in protest, the Democratic National Convention Committee should MOVE its convention… to a...
  • Obama 'disappointed' with NC ban on gay marriage

    05/08/2012 8:26:54 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | May 8, 2012
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's campaign says he's "disappointed" with North Carolina's constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. Obama campaign spokesman Cameron French said in a Tuesday statement that the ban on same-sex unions is "divisive and discriminatory." French says same-sex couples deserve the same rights and legal protections as straight couples. North Carolinians overwhelming voted Tuesday to amend their state constitution, strengthening a state law that already outlawed same-sex unions.
  • Breaking News: AP Headline Only: NC Constitutional Amendment Banning Same-Sex Marriage Passes

    05/08/2012 6:21:23 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 35 replies
    North Carolina already bans gay marriage by statute. Amendment One goes beyond confining marriage to heterosexual couples; it amends the constitution to also makes marriage between a man and a woman “the only domestic legal union” recognized in the state.
  • NC approves amendment on gay marriage

    05/08/2012 6:19:55 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 42 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 8, 2012 | MARTHA WAGGONER
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina voters have approved a constitutional amendment defining marriage solely as a union between a man and a woman, making it the 30th state to adopt such a ban. With 35 percent of precincts reporting Tuesday, unofficial returns showed the amendment passing with about 58 percent of the vote to 42 percent against.
  • North Carolina’s Ban on Gay Marriage Appears Likely to Pass [Obama Loses]

    05/07/2012 8:29:53 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    NY TIMES ^ | 5/7/12 | Nate Silver
    On Tuesday, North Carolina will vote on a state constitutional amendment that declares, “Marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized,” thereby banning recognition of same-sex marriage, civil unions and domestic partnerships of any kind... The most recent poll was conducted by Civitas Institute, a conservative think tank whose poll results have generally shown little partisan bias in the past. That survey polled Democratic and Republican primary voters separately, but projected that the measure would win by 16 percentage points when it combined the results. An April poll by...
  • Evangelist Graham takes out ad on marriage amendment (NC Amendment One)

    05/02/2012 7:08:35 PM PDT · by fwdude · 14 replies
    WXII12.com ^ | 05/02/12 | WXII12.com/AP
    WINSTON-SALEM - Billy Graham on Wednesday released a statement on the proposed marriage amendment in North Carolina. The 93-year-old Graham has a full-page advertisement scheduled to run in 14 state newspapers.
  • In Mad Scramble for North Carolina's 15 Electoral Votes, Obama 4 Atop Romney

    05/02/2012 4:29:52 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 21 replies
    Survey USA ^ | 4/26/2012 - 4/30/2012
    In an election for President of the United States toady 05/01/12, incumbent Democrat Barack Obama narrowly holds North Carolina's 15 critical electoral college votes, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted exclusively for WRAL-TV Raleigh. Obama leads 12:1 among North Carolina's African Americans, who are 20% of the voters in this poll. If blacks turnout in smaller numbers, Obama will underperform these poll numbers. Republican Mitt Romney leads by 20 points among North Carolina's white voters and by 5 points among Independents. 15% of Democrats cross-over to vote Republican. But: Romney is significantly disadvantaged among Moderates, where Obama leads by 23...
  • Conservative Candidate Fights RINOs in NC 13th District Primary

    04/28/2012 4:48:23 PM PDT · by Mustachistan · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 4/28/12 | Rich Stowell
    WASHINGTON, April 28, 2012—In the 2010 midterms, voters sent two black Republicans to the House. Allen West (FL-22) and Tim Scott (SC-01) were the only two of a field of 32 to make it, and are currently the only African American Republicans in Congress. Bill Randall was in the field with West and Scott, and is coming back for a second try this year in North Carolina's 13th district. "The district has been redrawn, and now it is more favorable for a Republican," Randall said in an exclusive interview with the Washington Times Communities. North Carolina holds its primary on...
  • Youth vote still favors Obama, but enthusiasm is waning

    04/25/2012 5:51:31 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 4/25/12 | John Frank
    ... the Obama campaign in North Carolina – a major battleground in the 2012 election – faces a tough task as it seeks to capture the fickle youth vote that flocked to the polls in record numbers four years ago. A Harvard Institute of Politics national poll released Tuesday shows Obama with a 43 percent to 26 percent advantage against presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney among 18- to 29-year-old likely voters.
  • CNN: Obama Crowd Half the Size of '08

    04/24/2012 11:21:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 24, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Jessica Yellin of CNN is following Obama. Obama's in North Carolina. By the way, there's a sex scandal in North Carolina. It started out to be some very small, inconsequential thing. It's ballooning now. Details are coming up. Jessica Yellin is tweeting that Obama's crowd today is 50% the size it was when he went to the same place in 2008. Where is he? Chapel Hill. Yeah, he's at the Dean Smith Center with 9,000 people. BREAK TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Jessica Yellin of CNN is traveling with Obama. He's in North Carolina. That's a big problem state for...
  • Gingrich hints he may drop from race this week (No, he didn't)

    04/23/2012 7:38:13 PM PDT · by VinL · 35 replies
    NBC ^ | 4-23-12 | Moe
    Newt Gingrich hinted he may withdraw from the presidential race if he has a poor showing in the Delaware primary Tuesday – "I think we need to take a deep look at what we are doing...We will be in North Carolina tomorrow night and we will look and see what the results are." "This has been a good opportunity for us, we have been here seeing a lot of people,” Gingrich said. “We have got really positive responses and I would hope we would do well here – either carry it or come very, very close." ..."Romney is clearly the...
  • After being bit by a penguin, Gingrich says he's the underdog

    04/15/2012 8:49:56 PM PDT · by svxdave · 71 replies
    NBC ^ | April 14, 2012 | Alex Moe
    GREENSBORO, N.C. – The day after Newt Gingrich was bit by a penguin at a zoo, he acknowledged he is “the underdog” and said his campaign began renting their donor list because they needed money. --- “Compared to Barack Obama, Romney’s a conservative,” he said. “Let’s be clear: There are no liberals in the Republican party.”
  • Gingrich still fighting

    04/15/2012 8:51:14 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 68 replies
    Wilson Times - North Carolina ^ | April 15, 2012 | Janet Conner-Knox
    Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich came to Wilson on Saturday to ask Wilson Republican voters for their support and to let them know although he is the underdog he isn’t giving up his fight for the presidency. “I want you to know that I am the last conservative standing in this race, and that I intend to be the last conservative campaigning in this race,” Gingrich said. The Wilson County Republican Party held a kick off for the election Saturday afternoon at the Wilson County Fairgrounds. Other candidates also stood before the crowd of about 400 people and...
  • Hillary Clinton, citing her job, will skip DNC in Charlotte

    04/06/2012 5:02:28 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 37 replies
    charlotteobserver.com ^ | April 6, 2012 | Tim Funk
    At the Democratic convention four years ago, her spirited speech helped unite the party behind Barack Obama. And four years from now, many Democrats hope she’ll be the White House nominee delegates rally around. But as for the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte – Hillary Clinton won’t be coming. This year, she’s secretary of State. And as the country’s chief diplomat, she’s expected to stay above all things partisan. Her husband, former President Bill Clinton, will be at the DNC in Charlotte, his spokesman, Matt McKenna, confirmed Friday. But various federal statutes and the State Department’s ethical guidelines will...