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Democracy NC: Early voting favored Dems

Posted by on Thu, Nov 20, 2008 at 2:30 PM

Confirming what we knew by Election Night, Democracy North Carolina has crunched the state's voting numbers and found:

  • Obama, Hagan and Perdue each led by more than 300,000 votes after Early Voting, then lost on Election Day
  • North Carolina's turnout rate was 70 percent, the highest since 1968. Wake and Durham counties were in the top 10.
  • The "under-vote" problem turned out not to be a big problem. There was widespread fear before Election Day that many people would fail to vote for president because that race is not included in a straight party ticket vote in North Carolina. But under-voting affected only 1 percent of ballots cast, after election officials -- and the Obama campaign, of course -- worked hard to educate voters.

This information is not yet posted on Democracy NC's web site, but you can see the numbers here.

For more election analysis, check out Facing South's outstanding coverage.

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