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Early voting in NC tops 1 million

Posted October 25, 2012
Updated October 26, 2012

— The number of ballots cast so far in North Carolina's early-voting period topped 1 million on Thursday, according to the state Board of Elections. Voting Where to vote early

At a 7 p.m. count, 1,042,184 people had voted in person. Another 112,319 votes were cast by absentee ballot.

Early-voting numbers have far outpaced the same numbers from 2008 – as of Tuesday, 22 percent more people had voted statewide than in the first six days of early voting in 2008.

The Cumberland County Board of Elections has chosen to extend hours at four of its early-voting sites – the elections office in Fayettville, the Cliffdale Recreation Center, the Hope Mills Recreation Center and the North Regional Branch Library – to accommodate the crowds waiting to cast ballots.

Elections officials expect early voting to exceed 2 million by its Nov. 3 close.

Election Day is Nov. 6.

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  • unc70 Oct 26, 7:59 p.m.

    This was NOT A CONSULATE. Never was. The other compound was CIA and other non-consular, sending arms to rebels in Syria, while the countries involved did their best Sergeant Schultz imitations. The other location was used less obvious things, not just involving Libya. Neither Clinton nor Obama have referred to it as a consulate.

    Romney is not going to be pushing this issue, but not because of the election. From his abrupt change on so many foreign policy issues, the look in his eyes, and certain responses with Obama, Romney has learned something so scary it changes everything.

  • WooHoo2You Oct 26, 7:59 p.m.

    LOL! You know NOTHING about economics. Seriously. Obama is NOT the reason interest rates are low. Good Lord.- Ripcord

    While you praise Bush for destroying the economy...err, lowered gas prices because of it. Economics 101, right? Cute ;)

  • WooHoo2You Oct 26, 7:57 p.m.

    Ripcord, go ahead a waste your vote on Mr.47th in the nation for job "creation" / 34 percent approval rating...heck, at least he likes Obamacare he WROTE IT!!!!

  • marty19702003 Oct 26, 7:57 p.m.

    actually Ripcord it does. You are pretty naive if you think the FED and the White House don't work in concert

  • Ripcord Oct 26, 7:56 p.m.

    “Trivialize it?!?”

    That's right, junior. And you will FAIL.

  • WooHoo2You Oct 26, 7:55 p.m.

    "Did you not get your updated talking points cue card and are simply grasping for random dates?" - WooHoo

    Translation: WooHoo doesn't actually have a response so he spews non sequitor bile like this.

    Facts are Facts, WooHoo. Live with them or suffer from them. Your choice. But the economy was indeed much better 5 years ago. And 6 years ago. And 7 years ago, and...- Ripcord

    Notice you are still picking and choosing dates BEFORE THE CRASH...thats like bragging about the fact you were up 50 dollars at a casino *earlier* even if you handed the deed to your house and car while walking out!!!!

  • Ripcord Oct 26, 7:42 p.m.

    "Have any of you Republicans bought a home, or refinanced since 1/09? That interest rate you got? You have Obama to thank for that."

    LOL! You know NOTHING about economics. Seriously. Obama is NOT the reason interest rates are low. Good Lord.

  • WooHoo2You Oct 26, 7:40 p.m.

    "No one said it was “no big deal’ " -- WooHoo

    “Actually, that is precisely what you and other Libs on here have said. Comments such as "There are embassy attacks all the time." In other words, this is just another digit in the statistics.”- Ripcord

    You making up stuff and putting quotation marks around it does not mean anyone other than yourself said it.

    -You and other Progressives are DYING for this story to go away but it isn't going to happen. It's a gross failure no matter how much you try to trivialize it.

    “Trivialize it?!?” You and Romney are trying to ‘profit’ from it and take advantage of the deaths of four Americans…ambulance chasers nothing more.

    "If it was a 1000 children under Bush you would have forgotten it already…." -WooHoo

    -That would be funny if it wasn't so juvenile.-Ripcord

    It would not be funny either way…

  • Ripcord Oct 26, 7:37 p.m.

    "Did you not get your updated talking points cue card and are simply grasping for random dates?" - WooHoo

    Translation: WooHoo doesn't actually have a response so he spews non sequitor bile like this.

    Facts are Facts, WooHoo. Live with them or suffer from them. Your choice. But the economy was indeed much better 5 years ago. And 6 years ago. And 7 years ago, and...

  • WooHoo2You Oct 26, 7:31 p.m.

    "No, actually the economy and the nation, as a whole, is in far better shape than four years ago."

    But much worse than 5 years ago.-ripcord

    2012-5= 2007....so before the total crash and burn that got us into this mess is when you choose to set the benchmark???? Did you not get your updated talking points cue card and are simply grasping for random dates?

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