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Old 11-06-2012, 11:31 AM
 
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My wife makes me go early to avoid me being around too many people in case I start acting up and embarrassing her.Last time I wore a custom made Obama t shirt and talked too loud as if I gave a ratts arse.
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:36 AM
 
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On the earlier question about turn out, the early voting tally was 275,219 in Mecklenburg. In 2008 it was 232,964. This is a 18.14% increase.

In Union County early voting in 2008 was 56,657 in 2012 it was 59,041. This is an increase of 4.2%.
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Old 11-06-2012, 12:01 PM
 
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We voted at 10:30 AM today (nice to be self employed and making my own hours ). Figured it would be after the pre-work rush, and before the lunch crowd. The line was short and moved fast, virtually no wait at all. There was an elderly voter who was having problems using the voting machine, but the volunteers talked him through it eventually.

Kudos to all the volunteers.
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Old 11-06-2012, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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My wife makes me go early to avoid me being around too many people in case I start acting up and embarrassing her.Last time I wore a custom made Obama t shirt and talked too loud as if I gave a ratts arse.
Last time I voted early, there were about 10 times as many people around as there were today. I don't think I embarassed except when someone nearby was laughing at some of my comments about the Voter ID controversy.
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Old 11-06-2012, 03:12 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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Went to the polls about 4 pm. Including driving time round trip - less than 45 minutes. There were only 4 people in front of me in line and a dozen others coming in behind me.

At the time I first walked in, I asked about voter turn out in the precinct, and less than 300 registered voters had not yet voted, which at that time, included me and the dozen or so voters standing with me. I would say another dozen voters were standing in line as I exited the polling place and I ran into more folks coming in the door, including two of my neighbors.

Poll workers said this is going to be a record turn out.
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Old 11-06-2012, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Went to the polls about 4 pm. Including driving time round trip - less than 45 minutes. There were only 4 people in front of me in line and a dozen others coming in behind me.

At the time I first walked in, I asked about voter turn out in the precinct, and less than 300 registered voters had not yet voted, which at that time, included me and the dozen or so voters standing with me. I would say another dozen voters were standing in line as I exited the polling place and I ran into more folks coming in the door, including two of my neighbors.

Poll workers said this is going to be a record turn out.
Wouldn't it be awesome to see at least 75% turnout state wide?

(The last presidential election only brought out just over 60%).
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Old 11-06-2012, 03:41 PM
 
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Wouldn't it be awesome to see at least 75% turnout state wide?

(The last presidential election only brought out just over 60%).
I think we are going to see that kind of turn out, Loves. Or let's say - I won't be surprised if we see it.
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Old 11-06-2012, 03:50 PM
 
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Turnout of the last presidential election, statewide, was actually 70%. (69.93%) There is a chance we might beat that this time but there are also more registered voters this time. In Mecklenburg it was 66.18%. For comparison purposes, Wake county was 74.91%.
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Old 11-06-2012, 03:59 PM
 
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Turnout of the last presidential election, statewide, was actually 70%. (69.93%) There is a chance we might beat that this time but there are also more registered voters this time. In Mecklenburg it was 66.18%. For comparison purposes, Wake county was 74.91%.
Interesting stats, Frew. Keep 'em coming! I hope you will continue to update this thread w/ post election data on voting patterns in the state overall and in the Charlotte metro, in particular.

Appreciate your taking the time to share this with us.
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Old 11-06-2012, 04:06 PM
 
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I think the two interesting local races of national importance will be that of incumbent Larry Kissell, District 8, and Roberts vs Pittenger who are vying for Sue Myrick's District 9 seat which she has held since '93. Mel Watt in District 12 is a sho-in given his highly gerrymandered district.

Kissell will have a hard time holding his seat given that a big portion of his Meck. contingent was moved to Mel Watt. He may still win it due to his incumbant status. In District 9, I don't think Jennifer Roberts has what it takes to win that GOP district, but I guess we will need to see.

I call NC for Romney. If this state had been a real battleground state, Obama would have campaigned here, but he has not been back since the convention.

Back to Wake. It also beat Mecklenburg in numbers of early voters.
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