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Voter registration update

Apparently, for the week of March 23rd - March 29th, there were 12,000+ new voters registered in NC.
Of those,...
7,500 registered as Democrats
4,500 registered as Unaffiliated
173 registered as Republicans

How exciting!

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.

Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

That's cool!

It's especially exciting with the ones who are 17, but who will be 18 before Nov. 4. We had a couple of squealer girls on that one, and when they had finished their registrations, they ran off to get 5 of their friends. They all registered D because of Obama.

Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi
Pointing at Naked Emperors

Am I the only one that's bothered by this?

4,500 registered as Unaffiliated

What does that mean? Are these voters that switched, or are these new voters who refuse to identify with either of the major parties?

My stepmother - who is a lifelong Republican

just switched to vote for Hillary. I've heard a lot of Republicans are switching, but I don't know if it is to influence the election or if it's because they're so embarrassed to be Republicans. Good question, though.

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.

Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

Well, if this is actually means what it says:

new voters registered

from LiberalNC's post, then that could possibly represent conservative wafflers. Or it could mean a whole lot of people are not convinced that the Democratic Party represents the change they're seeking. ;/

My (older) son is extremely intelligent, liberal, progressive, pragmatic, etc. In other words, he is the epitome of what I consider a real Democrat to be. But he's registered as unaffiliated, and the few times we've discussed this, the conversation/argument has ended up being about the pros and cons of the two-party system.

But I have a hunch it's because he simply has lost respect for the Democratic Party as a whole, and that is something that's hard to reclaim.

6% changed from GOP to Dem or UNAF

There have been roughly 195,000 total (not net) new registrations since the first of the year, including switches. Roughly 12,000 Republicans changed to Dem or UNAF--6%.

Some numbers.

Everything is unusual this year

No to each question. I doubt any past archetypes are going to hold any water this time 'round, anyway.

We'll see what the final numbers look like, but if the % holds true, I can't see how, statistically-speaking, such a small a number could have much of an effect on Election Day unless they are concentrated in a limited number of districts.

My personal experience with these GOP-to-Dem/UNAF voters has been that they are 1)Obama Republicans who want to switch so they can vote in the primary; 2)more centrist Republicans who are just fed up with the GOP in general.

I used to get a couple of messages a week from the latter, on the county party line, asking questions about the primary, and about switching affiliation. At first I was suspicious, but when I called them all back I ended up having (well, listening to) these long, oddly confessional conversations and came to the conclusion that they were in fact sincere, and not part of some organized effort to create misinformation.

That's been my personal experience--not statistically reliable by any stretch of the imagination.

Dome picks up on Two-Bit Pat

It's about time.

This is one of those situations where if a Democrat had said these words, the main stream media would have been having a field day. Instead, they give Pat a pass with "it was a poor choice of words."

It was actually a poor choice of a Congressman.

Very cool stuff

thanks, Jerimee.

North Carolina Now

has had some great interviews with state candidates. I saw Wayne Goodwin, Diane Hamby and they will have 6th district, 9th district congressional candidates this week, Kay Hagan, Beth Wood, excerpts from the Lt. Gov. forum and others.

Check out the schedule for North Carolina Now 7:30 pm here :

Progressive Democrats of North Carolina