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NCCU students march to early voting site

Posted October 16, 2008

— Hundreds of North Carolina Central University students and supporters marched to a one-stop voting site Thursday morning.

The students rallied at the Brickyard around 11 a.m. and then marched to the early vote site at the old Holy Cross Church on South Alston Avenue. Overall, turnout at that polling site was strong.

Early voting began statewide Thursday morning and continues until Saturday, Nov. 1.


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  • PeaceOut2017 Oct 16, 2008

    good for them, give 'em a cookie

  • vaulter Oct 16, 2008

    What_I_Think: It's not doing something positive if the only reason they are voting is because someone who is black is running. And I can pretty much guarantee that they voted for Obama.

  • US VET Oct 16, 2008

    Got to march for something...

  • turdferguson Oct 16, 2008

    What's all this talk about them voting democratic? Maybe they voted for McCain out of a desire to have less government intervention and to show they can stand on their own two feet without help from a massive bureaucracy.

  • sillyone. Oct 16, 2008

    where are the pots and pans?

  • babyblue2 Oct 16, 2008

    why did they have to "march" ? early voting is open to any registered voter. what's the purpose of marching? what sort of statement they are trying to make here? you are so-o-o right "jasecu0508".
    Yeah, WHATEVER.

  • jas1022 Oct 16, 2008

    quagmire: WRAL must know the response they will get then since they have never written a article about this march until NOW. Blame the media, not the people commenting on what the media is twisting this to look like.

  • Quagmire Oct 16, 2008

    They have never done that to vote for a white democrat.

    What an incredibly dense comment. I just asked an NCCU Alum and he said they have been doing this for years.

  • wakemom Oct 16, 2008

    listen, for MOST of these students, it is their first time ever voting in a presidential election. let these kids participate in this historical.. YES historical event whether it is a black/white man for president or a female vice president. people cant say anything positive sometimes up here

  • Durham-Raleigh Oct 16, 2008

    enoughsenough: Thanks for a racist comment. NCCU held the same march during the last election when a "white democrat" ran. In fact the Herald-Sun noted that the Board of Election asked NCCU to use care in the march so as to not overwhelm the polls and frustrate possible voters.

    What is that they say about when you ASSUME things? You make something out of U and ME?