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Sat Oct 17, 2020, 09:50 AM

NC Voting Update: October 16

October 15 was the first day of Early Voting in NC. After the sites closed yesterday, October 16, here are the totals:

Mail-in ballots received: 592,175
Early voting (2 days): 656,710

Total: 1,248,885

Party breakdown of those who have voted:

Democratic: 586,813
Unaffiliated: 357,440
Republican: 300,286
Libertarian: 3,536
Green: 480
Constitution: 330

Source: https://carolinaelections.com/votetracker/

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Response to moose65 (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 09:52 AM

1. the unaffliated category always hard to gauge how those votes break out, I doubt they would be

 

a 50/50 split. Under normal times they would favor GOP BUT we are not in normal times at all. Pretty good turnout

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Response to beachbumbob (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 09:59 AM

2. These aren't normal times!!

I work with college students every day, and most of them register as unaffiliated. They don't want to have anything to do with the Republicans, usually! If they are voting, then that's good for Dem candidates.

The turnout has been a fantastic thing! The weather is nice and sunny and not too cold, so that encourages people as well. This is happening all over the country. I hope there is record turnout this fall!

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Response to moose65 (Reply #2)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 10:20 AM

4. the average GOP voter is in state of confusion thanks to trump in how to vote

 

as now trump is backpedaling big on mail in voting and encouraging his supporters to do so NOW. The problem is, its really too late as trump sabotage the USPS. I call it ironic karma

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Response to beachbumbob (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 10:54 AM

5. Some of us have switched to unaffiliated to discourage suppression efforts

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Response to moose65 (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 10:10 AM

3. As of 9:30am today (Oct 17) 593,314 absentee ballots returned; 681,166 early voting

https://www.ncsbe.gov/


We have 7,292,471 registered voters in NC. So as of 9:30 am today, almost 17.5% of registered voters have already cast ballots!

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Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #3)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 11:17 AM

6. Great!

I'm glad we have Early Voting on Saturday. A lot of people who can't get there on weekdays will have an easier time on Saturday!

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Response to moose65 (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 12:10 PM

7. Make the Country 'Carolina Blue' NC! (Hell, Even Duke Blue will be passable)

Go Heels!

I voted for the first time in 1976, and it was in North Carolina.

I will always have a special place for the Tarheel State in my heart. Back then NC was still a fairly Blue State - then we went from Senator Sam to Jesse ' Puke' Helms.

I want to see NC lead the Blue Tsunami in 2020. Good start.

Keep VOTING!!!



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Response to Tommymac (Reply #7)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 02:06 PM

8. I'm an NC State man myself

But this fall Iíll give up the red!

Luckily there are many shades of blue besides Carolina blue! Lapis, turquoise, cerulean 😆😆

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Response to moose65 (Reply #8)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 02:23 PM

9. Hey, I remember Jimmy V and David T. Don't give up your red, just vote blue!

Sports rivalries are something else down on Tobacco Road, aren't they?

No one who has not lived there will ever truly understand it.

How we can be so rude to other schools fans, scream obscenities' at the games, cheer when opposing players or coaches screw up; but afterwards we can all go have a beer together and josh each other and talk about watching some of the best athletes and coaches in the world perform, no matter which side they are on.

I wish politics was as respectful a sport - I miss the days when it was a real debate and not name calling only.

Hell, if NC has to go 'State Red' to become Democratic again, I'll be the first to kneel down and kiss the feet of Wolfpack fans everywhere.

(BTW - I am a Tarheel, but I pulled vocally and proudly for Jimmy V's team to upset Houston, and for David T, Tommy and Monte to beat UCLA and win the title.)

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Response to Tommymac (Reply #9)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 02:55 PM

10. I've already voted, straight blue!

And yeah, basketball is something else here in NC.

I was at State, but I didnít start till the fall of Ď83, after they won the title. Coach V was still there during my time, and I remember many great games.

I was just a kid in Ď74, but my dad was a big David Thompson fan. I donít remember much about that team, but Iíve watched games on YouTube. I think Thompson was probably the greatest college player of all time.

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