It was a long cold rainy day and worth every minute of it. There are so many people who have worked so very, very hard for this day. Win or not, this has been an amazing experience and one I will not forget for the rest of my life.
Larry is up in Mecklenburg County and I'm checking the different counties. I'll post some stories from today in a bit. I need to check for some numbers.
In checking individual counties I can only find Stanly County results which typically goes for Hayes with 70% of the vote. He's at 62% with 24 of 28 precincts reporting.
Mecklenburg is only showing early voting numbers still.
Many of the counties do not have their own web sites, so it's a bit tough to find them all.
Typically, minority and smaller town boxes come in last and those should favor Larry. Don't get discouraged yet.
I'm having a hard time logging in. I will keep trying, but don't know how much patience I'll have.
Anson has reported in with 3370 for Kissell and 2119 for Hayes.
Stanly is reporting 26 of 28 precincts in with 6033 votes for Larry and 9452 for Hayes. It is a narrower margin that Hayes has enjoyed in the past in Stanly County.
Cumberland, Hoke and Scotland - can't find online results for them.
We're still waiting for a portion of Mecklenburg, but I don't know if the margin will be enough to close. Most of the smaller counties are not available online. I know that Union, Cabarrus and Stanly have all reported in and they are the Republican strongholds.
Wow. This is close. I can happily report that Robin Hayes will not win one - NOT ONE precinct in Mecklenburg County. I'm not sure the number of votes is there to make up for Stanly and Cabarrus. The precinct that I worked - 205 - is the only precinct that Hayes has won for the two cycles Meck has been part of the district. Larry Kissell won that precinct by a handful of votes. It makes the aches and chills worth it.
9:24am on Wednesday
More Kissell votes have been found. The difference between the two has narrowed to 346 votes. The totals at SBOE now stand at 61,168 for Hayes and 60,822 for Kissell. Let's count those provisionals!