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  • Screw WrAl Nov 6, 7:59 p.m.

    Winner, McCrory.

    Real tough one there.

  • hardycitrus Nov 6, 7:55 p.m.

    >>'The U.S. is one of the very few democratic nations on the face of the earth that does not require an ID to vote.' - westernwake1

    Yeah, every other coutry has a national health care ID. People in other countries get to vote and live longer.

  • babbleon Nov 6, 7:55 p.m.

    Still waiting for the Black Panther intimidation source. in 2008 is was a hoax. Is it again fear mongering? eddybal

    Yeah, it's fear-mongering. They're out, but no weapons, no reports of intimidation this cycle. Google Black Panther 2008 or 2012 and you'll find the articles.

    http://www.examiner.com/article/former-seals-special-forces-to-observe-report-black-panthers-at-polling-places

  • mep Nov 6, 7:46 p.m.

    "7PM.... exit polls show 63% for Romney, only 36% for Obama... hummm." - mep

    So spake the great and powerless MEP.
    atheistswillrule

    I suggest you pray. LOL.

  • clearwaterman Nov 6, 7:45 p.m.

    OBAMA/Biden Romney/RYAN= RAILROAD! There's not a nickel's worth of difference! No matter who wins we are cursed by God! Our country is under the judgement of Almighty God!

  • atheistswillrule Nov 6, 7:36 p.m.

    "7PM.... exit polls show 63% for Romney, only 36% for Obama... hummm." - mep

    So spake the great and powerless MEP.

  • Rebelyell55 Nov 6, 7:35 p.m.

    Let the law suit begin.

  • Bartmeister Nov 6, 7:30 p.m.

    There are many opinions out there about who will win the Presidential election. One thing that is for sure, Bev Perdue will not be in office for another term and that is a GREAT thing for NC.

  • Rebelyell55 Nov 6, 7:29 p.m.

    Obama, McMee, and the rest we'll see. lol

  • Rebelyell55 Nov 6, 7:28 p.m.

    She is expected to win by a landslide in her new district despite 65% of the voters not being in her district in the previous 2010 election.

    westernwake1
    November 6, 2012 7:06 p.m.
    ......That is ashame, too bad someone didn't air her presentation at Lillington, where she had to be escorted out of the building. Couldn't answer the simplest question, not clue what she was doing.

  • Screw WrAl Nov 6, 7:26 p.m.

    Polls close in 6 minutes and in about 30 McCrory will be declared the next Governor.

    As I predicted a year ago.

  • Rebelyell55 Nov 6, 7:22 p.m.

    Having said that, do you think I'd tell a reporter (or whatever) who I did vote for? Uh, no. I'd flat out lie.

    JohnnyMcRonny
    November 6, 2012 7:15 p.m.
    ....I know I taught not lie, but these folk irked me so I did.

  • Rebelyell55 Nov 6, 7:20 p.m.

    Voter has 11 minutes to have their say. I'm sure in NY and NJ they're make some exception I would hope.

  • mrman2a Nov 6, 7:19 p.m.

    Bye Bye Barry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • JohnnyMcRonny Nov 6, 7:15 p.m.

    "7PM.... exit polls show 63% for Romney, only 36% for Obama... hummm." - mep

    Yeah - who needs elections when you can have exit polls. Exit polls should not be allowed to be aired until after the polls close. All too easy to manipulate and influence those who have yet to vote.

    Having said that, do you think I'd tell a reporter (or whatever) who I did vote for? Uh, no. I'd flat out lie.

  • westernwake1 Nov 6, 7:15 p.m.

    'The U.S. is one of the very few democratic nations on the face of the earth that does not require an ID to vote.' - westernwake1

    "Please provide a source for this. Germany does require ID, UK, Switzerland, Italy do not.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voter_registration" - babbleon

    So your claim is that all of the U.K. does not require a picture id to vote. Let's go to the UK website. -

    http://www.eoni.org.uk/index/electoral-identity-card.htm

    'In Northern Ireland the law requires that you produce one of seven forms of photographic identification when you vote at a polling station.'

    The U.K. consists of England, Scotland, Wales, etc. All have different voting requirements. Similarly you are wrong about Italy and Switzerland which require national id cards.

  • changedmyname Nov 6, 7:14 p.m.

    Voters have 30 minutes left to have their say?
    So much for free speech

  • storchheim Nov 6, 7:14 p.m.

    "Unless yall feel that people should be allowed to drive up health care costs by emergency room visits. We're going to pay for it either way." issy

    Agreed, but at least we only paid when they used it. Now we pay regardless. And once again they don't.

  • Rebelyell55 Nov 6, 7:14 p.m.

    @TV_D_Seat
    November 6, 2012 7:01 p.m...... You're right, that why I posted earlier, that nothing is going to change much in the next four years. Unless the American people wake up and see what the two party powers are doing, there will never be a change. Only a plan to see just how far they can go. I'm still amaze that most American don't even know how much money one of their represenative goes into office with, and by two to three time, they're multi millionairs. Do we really pay them that much? Worse, they're allowed to set their own pay and benefits. I owned a company, do ya think I would let my employee set their own pay and benefits?

  • JohnnyMcRonny Nov 6, 7:11 p.m.

    "Why does the media try to call who won, prior to the polls being closed?"

    Advertising revenue.

    People are impatient and want to know now. And it gets treated like a sports event.

    I think it is terrible. It should be illegal to make any claims until all polls across all time zones are closed. Remember, this very problem happened in Florida in 2000.

    What it says is that, since most of the swing states are in EST or CST, the rest of the country can suck it up because they don't matter.

  • Screw WrAl Nov 6, 7:08 p.m.

    looks like Gary J. still has a shot. At least one person knew him enough to vote for him!

  • Rebelyell55 Nov 6, 7:07 p.m.

    This is very important to many, because the fact is the goverment is broke in just about all level. There will be tax increase no matter who is elected. The question now come down to who'll pay those increase and at what rate. If history is any indication, not matter what party is in control, it'll be the middle class. Do you actually think these folks will get elected then rate taxes on themselves?

  • westernwake1 Nov 6, 7:06 p.m.

    "My only wish and hope it that Renee Elmers is not put back in office. She is most certainly the biggest waste of space in Washington and don't have clue what her constigents want." - Rebelyell55

    Unfortunately the re-districting placed Renee Elmers in a heavily Republican district. She is expected to win by a landslide in her new district despite 65% of the voters not being in her district in the previous 2010 election.

  • issymayake Nov 6, 7:04 p.m.

    Health Care law..... "In this case, the good outweighs the bad tremendously and people are already benefiting from the legislation. "

    I got nothing more and my health care went UP 1000.00 dollars a year. I am middle class and can't take "great law" like this anymore!
    redwolfone

    Guess what? Your premiums were going up anyway. Perhaps when the insurance exchanges come on line you should seek an option. Provided new governor McCrory allows them to come into North Carolina.

    I saw a slight increase in my co-pay, but I put money into a HSA and am relatively healthy so, I didn't notice it much. I'm middle class too.

    Unless yall feel that people should be allowed to drive up health care costs by emergency room visits. We're going to pay for it either way.

  • eddybal Nov 6, 7:03 p.m.

    redwolfone, is there any substance to your claim? Source please.

  • mep Nov 6, 7:02 p.m.

    7PM.... exit polls show 63% for Romney, only 36% for Obama... hummm.

  • Rebelyell55 Nov 6, 7:02 p.m.

    issymayake
    November 6, 2012 6:39 p.m.
    Report abuse.......... A very good point in deed. The bill as present would of been one of the greatest in our country history, but Obama, didn't hold the line, and in a desperation move , gave the Republicans way more than was needed to support the corp. welfare of the insurance and HMO companies that all but killed any real advances in health care reform. He got his bill passed, but at a very large price to the citizens. In the mean time the republican use the rising cost, that they cause as a reason for it failure.

  • TVs_Deceit Nov 6, 7:01 p.m.

    I think the powers that run things behind the scenes prefer to keep the incumbent because things are "in place" already.. at least a new guy requires shuffling the board a bit and slows down the planned long-term agendas. With puppet Obama it'll be "full steam ahead"... puppet Romney will require a slow down then a rebuild of steam. Don't think so? Which administration appointed a boatload of Goldman-Sachs executives? Bush? Obama? Pick "both of them" and you'll win the prize.

  • Rebelyell55 Nov 6, 6:58 p.m.

    I would find it very hard to respect a man who holds so many American people in contempt.

    Obama 2012 Forward
    November 6, 2012 6:49 p.m...... Yep, but what would be amazing is he broke rank and actually is a Obama supporter all along.

  • Rebelyell55 Nov 6, 6:56 p.m.

    One hour and 55 minutes, whoo hooo.

  • Rebelyell55 Nov 6, 6:55 p.m.

    WOW....The DNC paid hacks are out tonight.

    redwolfone
    November 6, 2012 6:49 p.m.
    .....I'm a life long independent, I ain't never heard of this pay deal?

  • Rebelyell55 Nov 6, 6:54 p.m.

    My only wish and hope it that Renee Elmers is not put back in office. She is most certainly the biggest waste of space in Washington and don't have clue what her constigents want.

  • changedmyname Nov 6, 6:52 p.m.

    Why does the media try to call who won, prior to the polls being closed? Saying that if one of the Candidates has a tough win in a certain state and if they don't they have no chance. And you think that my vote might count for something? My Dad said tonight that nothing ever changes and he's been on this earth for 80 years.

  • redwolfone Nov 6, 6:49 p.m.

    WOW....The DNC paid hacks are out tonight.

  • Red Green Nov 6, 6:49 p.m.

    “I really would like to see President Obama win this election..but if he does not, I hope we will all respect the candidate that wins.”

    I’ve had the absolute displeasure of attending a Romney event where I previously worked. As he spoke above and not to the crowd I found him to be pompous and totally disingenuous person. I would find it very hard to respect a man who holds so many American people in contempt.

  • eddybal Nov 6, 6:48 p.m.

    babbleon, the US is unique in many respects. Most European countries have a national ID, which you show at the election site. Why don't we start with that? We have two years for implementation.

    Still waiting for the Black Panther intimidation source. in 2008 is was a hoax. Is it again fear mongering?

  • redwolfone Nov 6, 6:48 p.m.

    Health Care law.....
    "In this case, the good outweighs the bad tremendously and people are already benefiting from the legislation. "

    I got nothing more and my health care went UP 1000.00 dollars a year. I am middle class and can't take "great law" like this anymore!

  • hardycitrus Nov 6, 6:40 p.m.

    That whole "blacks preventing white from voting" is Klan folklore from Reconstruction.

    It was in the silent movie about the KKK "Birth Of A Nation."

  • issymayake Nov 6, 6:39 p.m.

    "I still don't understand the opposition to the PPACA." - Issy

    That is because you never read Obamacare and therefore don't know of all the power-grabbing for the federal government that is in it and the payoffs to the party faithful and the incredible additional costs (like that addition of thousands of IRS agents, yes, that is true) that have nothing to do with health care.
    retroconsultant

    If congresspersons only voted on bills that got straight to the point, we'd always have gridlock. The senators and representatives who benefited politically or received considerations for their states should be taken to task for their demands. That isn't Obama's fault.

    In this case, the good outweighs the bad tremendously and people are already benefiting from the legislation.

    Also the whole government takeover of healthcare is a lie; as proven by politifact.

  • babbleon Nov 6, 6:37 p.m.

    The U.S. is one of the very few democratic nations on the face of the earth that does not require an ID to vote. westernwake1

    Please provide a source for this. Germany does require ID, UK, Switzerland, Italy do not.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voter_registration

  • Screw WrAl Nov 6, 6:34 p.m.

    voters, go eat dinner. this thing is over.

    McCrory won in a landslide.

  • babbleon Nov 6, 6:32 p.m.

    Actually, I'm really pleased that there are so FEW reports of problems. Most of the reports going into the 800 number are 'the lines are long', which yes, is a problem when OH has 100 people per booth in GOP-leaning districts and 1,000 people per booth in Dem-leaning, but it's better than widespread fights or intimidation.

  • babbleon Nov 6, 6:29 p.m.

    retroconsultant, is there any substance to your allegation? eddybal

    Eddybal: in 2004, two Black Panthers were at a polling station, one armed with a nightstick. The armed man confronted a voter, who called the cops, who removed the armed Panther.

    This year, one Panther is at the same polling place, unarmed. I've seen a report that he's a registered observer, which is totally legal.

    Fox News is trying to gin up controversy, but this election, it's not a real issue.

  • BlahBlahBlahBlahBlah Nov 6, 6:29 p.m.

    From the 1st verse
    *http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/if/
    If you can keep your head when all about you
    Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
    If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
    But make allowance for their doubting too:
    If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or, being lied about, don't deal in lies, Or being hated don't give way to hating, And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise;

  • BlahBlahBlahBlahBlah Nov 6, 6:28 p.m.

    Obama-2013-1016
    I really would like to see President Obama win this election..but if he does not, I hope we will all respect the candidate that wins. We have seen the for the last 4 years a president that has to endure so much negative criticism from day one...Everyday for the last 4 years, I thought of the poem by "If""Rudyard Kipling"...

  • gnewsome1 Nov 6, 6:28 p.m.

    Very well said kidsrn. Agree with you 100%. Excellent comment, best one on here.

  • hardycitrus Nov 6, 6:25 p.m.

    This time, these Tea Party activists need to be charged with racketering, criminal conspiracy, civil rights violations, and sent to prison.

  • babbleon Nov 6, 6:24 p.m.

    "Why is it that voter deception and intimidation is almost always coming from the right?" - eddybal
    Probably because that's what you expect and are tuned in to any news items that support it. JohnnyMcRonny

    I'm a leftie, and so far, the claims I've seen are:

    True the Vote distributes wrong, possibly illegal 'training' to observers (Right)

    75 observers booted from PA sites, reinstated by judge (Left)
    - I wonder if this is tied to the first item, though...

    Voting booths switch candidates: Recorded version shows Romney -> Obama, but recalibration fixed it. (Honest mistake)

    Black Panther at PA site: He's a registered observer, no weapons: (Right trying to make something out of nothing)

    Obama mural at voting site: Judge orders it covered. (Don't know - lean towards honest mistake; it's the official's responsibility to cover it if it's 'electioneering', not Dem or GOP)

    Concerted effort to reduce early voting hours; reduce turn-out with voter ID laws (Right)

    Did I miss any?

  • kidsrn Nov 6, 6:23 p.m.

    All of this bickering and arguing on here is getting old.

    Repubs feel they are right. Dems feel they are right. Both groups view the other as the one doing the intimidation, voter fraud, voter suppression.

    I just want an America where people work (if physically able to) and accrue their own wealth. Where people aren't forced to do things they aren't comfortable with. Where each of us respects each other-----even if we don't agree----especially if we don't agree.

    There shouldn't be name calling or accusations. After all, we are ALL Americans, aren't we?

    It feels like this America is far different than the America I grew up with. I'm not casting blame on any one person or group. Just making a statement.

  • eddybal Nov 6, 6:22 p.m.

    JohnnyMcRonny, you are mistaken. And please, spare us the media conspiracy spin.

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