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Early voting numbers exceed two million in NC
WBTV ^ | Friday, November 2, 2012

Posted on 11/02/2012 5:48:06 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican

The number of people casting ballots at early-voting places has now exceeded 2 million in North Carolina.

The State Board of Elections reported late Thursday afternoon that in-person early-voting had surpassed the mark. More than 2.2 million votes have been cast when traditional absentee ballots and those living or stationed overseas are added.

In 2008, more than 2.4 million people voted early in person and 2.6 million when all non-Election Day voting was counted - both records.

In-person early voting began Oct. 18 and ends Saturday afternoon. Mail-in absentee ballots must be turned in to local elections boards by Monday or postmarked by Tuesday.

(Excerpt) Read more at wbtv.com ...


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1 posted on 11/02/2012 5:48:06 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican

200,000 of them over 110 years old


2 posted on 11/02/2012 5:49:50 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: MinorityRepublican

How many did the machines switch from Mitt to Bam?


3 posted on 11/02/2012 5:52:05 PM PDT by Moorings
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To: Moorings

Not mine. (I voted on Tuesday here in Kannapolis.) Our county apparently uses good old optical scan paper ballots...just fill in the circles with a pen. Others, though, use the machines.

}:-)4


4 posted on 11/02/2012 6:02:29 PM PDT by Moose4 (...and walk away.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

The idea of those voting machines being “open for business” for a week or more just gives me the chills. Talk about an open invitation to cheat! It’s tantamount to leaving the door of the bank vault unlocked with a sign on it saying “please don’t steal anything”. Democrats see early voting as the best thing ever...what does that tell you?


5 posted on 11/02/2012 6:05:35 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: MinorityRepublican
Any report on the breakdown of Repub/Dem voting early? ‘Cuz the story doesn't know!
6 posted on 11/02/2012 6:09:25 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: MinorityRepublican

I was going to vote early today in central Florida. Decided after looking at the line that I am going to wait until election day. Over hundred people were waiting in line and it was mid afternoon on a Friday. I suspect turnout is going to exceed expectations.


7 posted on 11/02/2012 6:11:25 PM PDT by BushCountry (I hope the Mayans are wrong!)
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To: bigbob

In NY state, we found an old guy, who just happened to be the head of the local Democratic Committee, behind one of the old lever voting machines when they opened the polls at 6:00 am on election day. The Democrats just happened to win, with more votes on that machine then any other. Yet “ no problem with the machine or voting were found.”


8 posted on 11/02/2012 6:31:17 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: All

The NC Constitution states that the election shall be held on “one day”. Go figure.


9 posted on 11/02/2012 6:34:38 PM PDT by bennowens
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To: MinorityRepublican

I hope there are a great many people in NC who realize firing Obama is the right thing to do.


10 posted on 11/02/2012 6:41:40 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Moose4
Others, though, use the machines.

You may no know it but they use OCR machines to tally your written ballot, those can be manipulated to fake the count, however if there is a challenge and they don't destroy or replace the paper ballots, they can actually do a recount.

11 posted on 11/02/2012 6:52:42 PM PDT by itsahoot (Any enemy, that is allowed to have a King's X line, is undefeatable.)
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To: Moose4

Hey, you live in Kannapolis? We’re almost next-door neighbors. :)


12 posted on 11/02/2012 7:09:52 PM PDT by pcottraux
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To: MacMattico; Perdogg; LS; Jet Jaguar

North Carolina is already in the bag for Romney.

At this time in 2008:

Votes Cast: 2,129,739
Democrats 1,118,192 52.5%
Republicans 630,585 29.61%
Unaffiliateds 379,666 17.83%

As of today:

Votes Cast: 2,257,894
Democrats 1,083,225 47.98% [down 34,967]
Republicans 718,553 31.82% [up 87,968]
Unaffiliateds 451,488 20% [up 71,822]

Final results in NC 2008:
Obama/Biden 2,142,651 49.70%
McCain/Palin 2,128,474 49.38%

Obama won NC by a mere 14,177 votes.

McCain won the election day vote overwhelmingly, and I can’t come up with any reason why Romney won’t do the same (and to a greater degree). Thus, with the Dem turnout down and everybody else up, Obama has already lost here.

THE ONLY REASON that Bill Clinton and Michelle Obama are coming back to NC to campaign is in order to trick their base into getting excited - for the sake of their down ballot races... but not so much here in NC, but nationally. It’s the sort of thing that plays well to the dummies who read the Huffington Post.


13 posted on 11/02/2012 7:59:16 PM PDT by MitchellC (President Evil: Redistribution // Biden 2016! // When you vote alone you vote with Obama!)
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To: MitchellC; SeekAndFind; LS; Perdogg; napscoordinator; God luvs America; nutmeg; SoFloFreeper; ...

Poll ping.


14 posted on 11/02/2012 8:16:06 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (The pundits have forgotten the 2010 elections.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

R up 4 in PA. This is going to b a big win. BIG win.


15 posted on 11/02/2012 8:20:44 PM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: MitchellC

Hey u have day to day data. Where did u get this?


16 posted on 11/02/2012 8:47:51 PM PDT by Ravi
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To: Ravi
North Carolina's early voting info is provided by the state Board of Elections website, but it's sorted by the Civitas Institute at http://www.carolinatransparency.com/votetracker/.
17 posted on 11/02/2012 8:56:42 PM PDT by MitchellC (President Evil: Redistribution // Biden 2016! // When you vote alone you vote with Obama!)
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To: MitchellC

Cool more things to check


18 posted on 11/02/2012 9:22:54 PM PDT by Ravi
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To: MitchellC

Obummer isn’t getting what he needs. Even his own have turned against him. NC is a Lib fantasy. It’s going RED.


19 posted on 11/02/2012 10:01:33 PM PDT by Reagan40
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To: bennowens
The NC Constitution states that the election shall be held on “one day”. Go figure

They don't care about that any more than Article 6, section 4.

"Every person presenting himself for registration shall be able to read and write any section of the Constitution in the English language."
20 posted on 11/03/2012 5:33:20 AM PDT by Renderofveils (My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music. - Nabokov)
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To: MacMattico

Those old lever machines have paper tape that one could literally write votes onto, then slide the window shut then open the curtain lever which recorded the votes and stored the written tape votes for later counting. That was one way one could use to defeat the majic tumblers or weightings put into the lever machines


21 posted on 11/03/2012 8:42:42 AM PDT by mdmathis6 (The big problem with dictators is that empowering them always seems like a good idea at the time.)
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To: bigbob

I worked early voting here. I do not understand the animosity towards the early voting. We had a tremendous turnout here in San Antonio. We were...are..very pleased.


22 posted on 11/03/2012 10:33:46 AM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: DallasSun
I worked early voting here. I do not understand the animosity towards the early voting.

The best argument against early voting is that these voters are, by definition, not in possession of as much information as the election day voters.

A lot of things can happen over the last three weeks of the campaign and, often, they can change one's mind. I refer to all the elective offices involved, not just the Presidency.

23 posted on 11/03/2012 10:46:03 AM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA; Ignorance on parade.)
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To: bigbob
They are cheating because NC has more than just early voting. They combine it with same-day registration. In 2008, 1000s of people were shown to have signed up with fake addresses. By the time that was confirmed, the vote had been certified and could not be changed, if it ever would've been.

This is why the Republican commentator on FOX Campaign Insiders this week said he thinks Obama might win NC. It's open season for fraud and they've had more than 4 years now to figure out how to do it there.

Civitas Probe Shows Late Voter Registration Weakens NC’s Already Shaky Election System

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2952104/posts

Someone also posted this from a NC voter who said on Facebook he's voted numerous times for Obama so far.


24 posted on 11/03/2012 10:51:13 AM PDT by JediJones (Vote NO on Proposition Zero! Tuesday, November 6th!)
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To: okie01

Okay. Those are valid points, okie. Makes sense. But alot here I guess had made up their minds. I am in Bexar County in San Antonio. We had almost 350,000 votes cast in a county that has around 940,000 registered voters. That will help Tuesday. But I do thank you for that answer. Makes alot of sense.


25 posted on 11/03/2012 11:05:30 AM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: bigbob
I prefer they be sealed and not counted until after the polls close on tuesday.

Mandatory min. of 20 years in prison should be the punishment for ANYBODY participating in voter fraud We could actually make it so strict that we could even trust voting through the US mail.

It's the penalty that can help stop voter fraud.

26 posted on 11/03/2012 12:57:19 PM PDT by tsowellfan (KEEP WORKING like we are 10 POINTS DOWN!!!!)
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To: JediJones

He should be reported.

Mandatory min. of 20 years in prison should be the punishment for ANYBODY participating in voter fraud We could actually make it so strict that we could even trust voting through the US mail.

It’s the penalty that can help stop voter fraud.


27 posted on 11/03/2012 12:59:18 PM PDT by tsowellfan (KEEP WORKING like we are 10 POINTS DOWN!!!!)
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To: JediJones

Where did you get that photo? I searched quickly on facebook for Jim Turner but did not find that particular profile. (I didn’t spend that much time looking though)

It should be posted everywhere


28 posted on 11/03/2012 1:03:11 PM PDT by tsowellfan (KEEP WORKING like we are 10 POINTS DOWN!!!!)
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To: tsowellfan

liberals would never investigate or charge liberals for voter fraud.

The idea only works when honest people are in charge


29 posted on 11/03/2012 1:10:20 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Ravi
The NC website.

Texas early voting in the 15 most populated counties through Thursday at the following link. Friday was the last day of in-person early voting but the data isn't published. I suspect Texas will be over 40% when all is accounted for.

Texas data


In-Person  3,181,776  36.77%

Absentee     219,020

Total      3,400,796  39.30%

30 posted on 11/03/2012 1:25:32 PM PDT by deport
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To: MitchellC

The Civitas Institute is a conservative funded organization funded by business man John W. Pope. Pope is much maligned by the former dem machine which has run things rather poorly in NC for over 100 years.... no MORE though.

A major demographic in NC is the black social conservative vote— handily defeating gay marriage in the last state election. obamao and guv. perdue (who is not running for re-election after a scandal ridden admin.) were big time on the stump for gay marriage, and traditional Christians were hugely offended. And it is the Christians who will turn out, and also-— for Romney.


31 posted on 11/03/2012 3:25:06 PM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: JediJones

Have a link for that Facebook post?


32 posted on 11/03/2012 3:40:47 PM PDT by MitchellC (President Evil: Redistribution // Biden 2016! // When you vote alone you vote with Obama!)
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