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jlt68 Nov 6, 11:59 a.m.
It's funny how so many people seem to equate black people voting with a vote for President Obama. Yet those same people are unwilling to equate a white person voting as a vote for Romney. Why is that? If white people are capable of making an informed decision based on their opinions about what's best for the country...and choosing either Obama or Romney, why is there a perceived difference that black people can't do the same?
lumberman Nov 5, 4:18 p.m.
free2beme obama wanted you to vote early so you could not change your mind. Of course if you voted for him you did not have much to change. Wait until he rams more stupidity through without a vote. The 47 % now knows that to get more you have to vote in who ever is willing to give them the most regardless of who it is. And that is how the democrats enslave them. Biden said the GOP was going to put them back in chains Heck the democrats have never let them out.
leverett81 Nov 5, 4:06 p.m.
It's so funny to see how people are talking about the "blacks" voting. Alot of people would like go back to the times when black people could not vote. People are always talking about black people voting for President Obama because he is black. Well, for the white people who are voting for Romney, after all of the lies and the back and forth, are you still voting for him because he is white? Black people have been voting. Some people are just paying more attention to it now because there is a black person, who is by-the-way only 50% black, running. Wake up people!!! Stop making everything about race. Get rid of the ignorance!!!
sweetums googoo Nov 5, 3:45 p.m.
IA and VA will go to President Obama. CO to Romney. FL who knows... (or cares...) it is all OH and PA which IMO will go blue...
4Strikes Nov 5, 1:45 p.m.
The fools have been set up for a big fall by their cohorts in the media. trying to shape opinion about the closeness of the race by over-sampling democrats has only helps to further energize Republicans. Landslide-Romney
NYtoNC81 Nov 5, 1:44 p.m.
NCKen, do you have a source for that? I'm interested since the only place I can see that aggregates early voting is highly contradictory to that.
I see 2,738,922 early votes cast with 47.7% D, 31.4% R and 20.9% I.
Romney does look strong early in CO and PA though with the early voting.
JoCo50 at MXR Nov 5, 1:34 p.m.
"It will be very interesting to see if the black voters continue to turn out in 2016 if there is no black candidate running for office...Nope thats were it will stop!!" robbyh
If Obama wins a second term, the 2016 election will be completely unimportant. After a second Obama term, there is absolutely zero chance that a Republican would be elected in 2016.
Entitlements and debt service will be more than 100% of revenues. No candidate who campaigns for fiscal or personal responsibility will stand a chance of getting elected in 2016.
NCKen Nov 5, 1:21 p.m.
Although early voting across the state is up 4.4%, democratic voters are down 3.5%. Republican and Unaffiliated voters are up 10% and 17% respectively, compared to 2008. These percentages convert to a 225,000 vote advantage for the republicans and Unaffiliated voters. Because Obama only won NC by 14,000 votes in 2008, it is evident that Obama cannot possibly win in NC this year. Almost the same percentages exist in Wake County as the Republicans and Unaffiliated voters are up 22,000 voters compared to 2008. Turn out the lights as the party is over for the democrats.
robbyh Nov 5, 12:30 p.m.
It will be very interesting to see if the black voters continue to turn out in 2016 if there is no black candidate running for office...Nope thats were it will stop!!
Reformed Liberal Nov 5, 12:30 p.m.
To me, neither one is worth my vote. Romney does not have a clear plan, and Obama has not done anything in office to win my vote again. I will let the quarter in my pocket decide.
NYtoNC81 Nov 5, 12:00 p.m.
Nuff z Nuff: 94% of the 47% don't bother to vote, they're too busy at the bars, race track, laundromats, strolling to the mailbox looking for their food stamps ...
Me: If I want to spend my time at the bar having a high gravity craft beer or throw down a few bucks on the Packers game on a Sunday afternoon there is absolutely zero reason I shouldn't be able to do that. Who are you to legislate what I spend my money on as long as it does no harm to anyone else?
Sorry, but someone can hold down a darn good job and still have fun at a bar or at a sportsbook.
free2bme Nov 5, 11:58 a.m.
It is great that so many early voted. I know President Obama ran an excellent campaign encouraging early voting. Again his campaign was on top of the game and I think many will vote. He will likely win NC again. But even if he doesn't win NC he will win the majority of the electoral votes and win overall.
Screw WrAl Nov 5, 11:35 a.m.
94% of the 47% don't bother to vote, they're too busy at the bars, race track, laundromats, strolling to the mailbox looking for their food stamps ...
where do you fall Mr. 47%
NYtoNC81 Nov 5, 11:08 a.m.
PanthersFan45: I can see a close win by Romney or Obama, if a landslide happens it would happen for Romney because his base is more solid.
Me: Much like you, I've worked hard and have done fine under both GOP and Democratic leadership so I won't be hurting no matter the result, but I do have to disagree with this. Romney is a definitive underdog based on the vast majority of battleground state polling. Yesterday of 23 polls taken in battleground states Romney had a lead in one and four were tied.
It is almost inconceivable for a Romney landslide unless there is a distinct systematic bias against him across dozens of polling firms in multiple states. In other words, tin hat conspiracy type stuff.
My guess is Obama loses NC, but carries OH, NV, WI and NH with Romney possibly getting VA, IA and CO.
PanthersFan45 Nov 5, 9:34 a.m.
I can see a close win by Romney or Obama, if a landslide happens it would happen for Romney because his base is more solid. The midwestern states are mostly even or a slight lead for Obama and he's under 50% in nearly every single poll. Keep an eye on Michigan, Wisconisn, Iowa & Pennsylvania. Ohio is getting the most attention but some of those other states around the great lakes might make things interesting should even (1) go for Romney. I plan on voting tomorrow, I won't be upset no matter how it turns out, Ive done well under Republican & Democratic presidents, I don't see that changing.
westernwake1 Nov 5, 9:15 a.m.
It is great to see strong voter turnout in N.C.
lumberman Nov 5, 8:34 a.m.
I have never seen the black turn out so strong. I have voted in every election since I turned 18. In all the years up until the 2008 election I never had to wait to vote. I never saw more than a hand full of blacks. Many in 2008 could be overheard saying that they had never voted before. I could only imagine why someone that appeared to be in her 60's had never voted but was so excited to vote then. And so far this early voting session the black turn out again is high. I have to drive by the polling place each day so I can see the crowd. It will be very interesting to see if the black voters continue to turn out in 2016 if there is no black candidate running for office.
Screw WrAl Nov 5, 8:29 a.m.
It's not tight, Romney will win in a landslide.
As it should be.
Published: 2008-01-11 14:37:00
Updated: 2010-06-21 13:53:03