In 2014, midterm turnout shows tiny voter shifts

Posted December 29, 2014

— In a midterm election year where the $111 million campaign for North Carolina's U.S. Senate seat became the country's most expensive race for office, one question that loomed large over the ads that hammered voters for months was whether they would be effective at getting people to the ballot box.

Although the raw numbers set a record, statewide turnout as a percentage of registered voters matched that in 2010. But some demographics showed up more than others.

Explore the data below to learn more about the turnout in each county by age group, party, race and gender.

Source: N.C. State Board of Elections


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  • Larry Lynch Dec 31, 2014
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    are you trying to say the naacp would try and slant things their way? snicker snicker

  • Bob Cooke Dec 31, 2014
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    Wasting your time here...Union is as dumb as it gets.

  • Grand Union Dec 29, 2014

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    Whats even more amazing is that people think it was the President that cancelled those policies (it wasn't, it was private insurance companies who saw an opportunity to make a quick buck and a political point), and what failed policies would that be? The US economy is the strongest in the Western world, better than many others who chose austerity as favored by the GOP. Companies are making record profits and have record share prices........do you think the Gov. should force them to employ more people here and pay decent wages to them? That doesn't sound like something the Right would be in favor of......
    So what policy is not working? apart from the very obvious GOP policy that goes back to the early W days...cutting taxes to create jobs. That didn't wiork under W and its still not working.

  • Gary Lasereyes Dec 29, 2014

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    But when a lib post anecdotal evidence you swill that kool aid. down like its going out of style. The ACA just wont hold its polish no matter how badly you want it too. You don't even care that Barry lied about it, just as long as you got your deadbeat dog treat. That lie and everything else involved with it is why you lost. "Make no mistake my policies are on the ballot" isn't that what Barry said? Or did you forget that already too?

  • redfish Dec 29, 2014

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    I like you voted against the democratic party. Seems a lot of folks ignore President Obama is half white Irish.

  • for the people Dec 29, 2014

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    today's democratic party and president Obama are definitely the reason I voted conservative in 2012 and this year. I resent you characterizing me as racist or clueless. my vote had NOTHING to do with Obama being black. NOTHING.

  • notexactly Dec 29, 2014

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    only in your world!! The real people in the real world got it right in November. Please accept defeat and admit your party scammed you and the others that voted for them. Then we can move on and get things done. All you guys know is blame and name calling. See where that got you? The dem motto ( if you don't agree with me, you are a racist ) That mess has run its course, yet you still cling to the lies you have been brain washed by. Sad sad sad. Rise up and join the group of people that truly are the pillars of their communities. The responsible ones that don't expect something for free. The ones that create jobs by taking the risk to start a business. The ones not crying " I am a victim, give me your money since I cant make it on my own" The ones that take responsibility for their actions, and when they get in a rut, they don't whine and cry and blame others. They make better choices to better their issues and rise above. The way it should b

  • Matt Wood Dec 29, 2014
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    "Their policies have not worked and only made things worse (fact)."

    "The ACA has hurt many more than it has helped"

    I'd LOVE to see your sources for these "factual" claims.

    Hint: the first is a subjective claim, not a fact. And I'm sure the millions of people who were uninsured but now aren't would disagree with you on the second claim.

  • dennis8 Dec 29, 2014

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    Really? I have some WMD's for you then.

  • teleman60 Dec 29, 2014

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    Yea, the black President was the best voting tool of republicans. That pretty much says it all
    and was the reason for the current situation. NC gop voters are either racist or clueless...