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Hey. Where’d these 90,000 uncounted votes come from?

Isn’t it amazing that “technical” problems always seem to happen on election day in strong Democrat-voting localities?  Stuff just doesn’t break down in Republican locales. Yesterday, Durham county had some “technical” glitches and got a court order extending voting hours.  They also –*Surprise!* — discovered…

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The Morning After …

It’s Donald Trump’s world.  We’re just living in it.  It’s pretty clear that the re-emergence of a silent majority made a huge difference last night — turning what could have been a blaaah night for the NCGOP into one filled with some pleasant surprises.  And…

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A GOP WAVE ??????

Here at 10 PM, it looks like a huge huge huge YUGE night for North Carolina Republicans.  It looks like they’ll be gaining seats in the legislature.  It looks like they’ll hold governor, lieutenant governor, agriculture, and labor.  It’s looking now like they’ll add insurance,…

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Trump, Burr pulling ahead. McCrory still lagging.

Twenty-one percent of precincts reporting.  FORTY-SEVEN percent turnout.  (WOW.)   And the night is still young. Congressional races are looking like runaways.  Council of state races are still in line with the governor’s race.  Dan Forest, Steve Troxler, Cherie Berry, are all hanging in.  Dale…

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Big Dem areas reporting early

Buncombe County — Asheville — and Wake County — Raleigh — have submitted most of their results thus far in this nail-biter.  Mecklenburg — home of Charlotte and a Dem stronghold — has yet to report, as has Guilford — home of Greensboro.  Burr and…

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Early, early early …

It looks like the Early Voting numbers are IN, as are 0.74 % of today’s results.   Trump and Burr are looking good so far with a roughly 50-46 lead on their opponents.  Pat McCrory is behind Cooper 49-48 percent in the governor’s race. Two…

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A Tale of two counties: The ‘Yellow Dogs’ and 40 percent

I have always enjoyed getting under the hood and checking on the bits and pieces of election night.  One of the more interesting indicators in North Carolina is turnout in the so-called ‘Yellow dog’ counties — places where a yellow dog could get elected if…

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Helpful tool for tonight …

(No, I’m not talking about a baseball bat.)   Here is the link to the state board of elections results tabulation site.  You can view statewide numbers, as well as numbers filtered by county and precinct.  This site will be your friend throughout the night….

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What are you waiting for? GO VOTE !!!

Seriously.  The other side is hauling barely-alive people out of convalescent homes to vote.  They’ve got judges putting dead people BACK ON TO voter lists.  They’ve got Loretta Lynch’s goons down here looking for Rotarians threatening poor black old ladies. College kids, of dubious residency…

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Some final thoughts on Campaign 2016

Hang in there.  It’s almost over.  President.  Donald Trump is crude.  I’ll give you that.   But so is Mike Ditka.  So was George Patton.  So was Vince Lombardi.  Those are three guys right there I’d gladly follow into battle.  LBJ regularly exposed his man-parts to…