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  1. #41
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    In the last election of 2018*, Dan Bishop wins. Trump's visit and rally last night very likely had a huge effect on the day's turnout. Compared to early voting, the single day voters were heavily Republican. (It was still a close tally overall, though.)
    Q "Why do you like Duke, you didn't even go there." A "Because my art school didn't have a basketball team."

  2. #42
    More shenanigans in the special elections for the 9th. Hundres of people wanted to vote, but were turned away and told they could not vote!

    https://www.newsobserver.com/news/st...234944657.html

    In one instance, an election official said, more than 100 people showed up to vote at a church in Cornelius and were surprised to find out they couldn’t cast ballots for either Dan Bishop, the Republican, or Dan McCready, the Democrat. When those voters found the polling place closed some of them assumed the Board of Elections had messed up.
    Mavromatis, whose phone number appears on the homepage of the Mecklenburg County Board of Elections website, says she got too many complaints to count from voters who thought — or hoped — they could vote in the 9th District and were upset they could not.
    Apparently, the area in and around the 9th was inundated with ads for the race and thus many exposed to the ads thought they were in the 9th and tried to vote only to find their polling place (in a different district was closed) or that their names were not on the voting rolls in the 9th (because they lived in a different district).

    Only one-fifth of voters in Mecklenburg County are eligible to cast ballots in the high-profile 9th Congressional District special election. But plenty more wanted to — and local officials say they’ve been inundated with angry and confused phone calls all day Tuesday.
    Two hours into voting on Tuesday, the town of Huntersville was forced to make a public service announcement on its Twitter page:

    “We have had a number of calls this morning of folks wanting to vote in today’s election for the 9th Congressional District. The Town of Huntersville is in the 12th Congressional District,” the tweet said.
    God Bless North Carolina!

  3. #43
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    Quote Originally Posted by PackMan97 View Post
    More shenanigans in the special elections for the 9th. Hundreds of people wanted to vote, but were turned away and told they could not vote!
    That's not shenanigans, that's just ignorance induced humor. Ha! Of course with the way NC districts are drawn up, it shouldn't be too surprising to find out that people are not in the district they assume they are.
    Q "Why do you like Duke, you didn't even go there." A "Because my art school didn't have a basketball team."

  4. #44
    Quote Originally Posted by CameronBornAndBred View Post
    That's not shenanigans, that's just ignorance induced humor. Ha! Of course with the way NC districts are drawn up, it shouldn't be too surprising to find out that people are not in the district they assume they are.
    Based on the TV ads one would have thought I could vote in the race and I live in coastal South Carolina! The local SC based channels have been airing campaign ads in the evening for weeks.

  5. #45
    Quote Originally Posted by CameronBornAndBred View Post
    That's not shenanigans, that's just ignorance induced humor. Ha! Of course with the way NC districts are drawn up, it shouldn't be too surprising to find out that people are not in the district they assume they are.
    I live a few blocks from the 9th district border. Half my neighborhood is in it, half is out. It's some very finely tuned gerrymandering.

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