This is only a Preview!

You must Publish this diary to make this visible to the public,
or click 'Edit Diary' to make further changes first.

Posting a Diary Entry

Daily Kos welcomes blog articles from readers, known as diaries. The Intro section to a diary should be about three paragraphs long, and is required. The body section is optional, as is the poll, which can have 1 to 15 choices. Descriptive tags are also required to help others find your diary by subject; please don't use "cute" tags.

When you're ready, scroll down below the tags and click Save & Preview. You can edit your diary after it's published by clicking Edit Diary. Polls cannot be edited once they are published.

If this is your first time creating a Diary since the Ajax upgrade, before you enter any text below, please press Ctrl-F5 and then hold down the Shift Key and press your browser's Reload button to refresh its cache with the new script files.


  1. One diary daily maximum.
  2. Substantive diaries only. If you don't have at least three solid, original paragraphs, you should probably post a comment in an Open Thread.
  3. No repetitive diaries. Take a moment to ensure your topic hasn't been blogged (you can search for Stories and Diaries that already cover this topic), though fresh original analysis is always welcome.
  4. Use the "Body" textbox if your diary entry is longer than three paragraphs.
  5. Any images in your posts must be hosted by an approved image hosting service (one of: imageshack.us, photobucket.com, flickr.com, smugmug.com, allyoucanupload.com, picturetrail.com, mac.com, webshots.com, editgrid.com).
  6. Copying and pasting entire copyrighted works is prohibited. If you do quote something, keep it brief, always provide a link to the original source, and use the <blockquote> tags to clearly identify the quoted material. Violating this rule is grounds for immediate banning.
  7. Be civil. Do not "call out" other users by name in diary titles. Do not use profanity in diary titles. Don't write diaries whose main purpose is to deliberately inflame.
For the complete list of DailyKos diary guidelines, please click here.

Please begin with an informative title:

Today (Saturday) is the last day of early voting in NC. This is also the last day, when people can register and vote on the same day.

I know there are lots of procrastinators out there, who are waiting until the last possible minute to make their move. If you haven't yet voted and if you live in NC, please, please, please MAKE time and vote today. Lines are NOT going to be as long as on Tuesday and this will save you some time. Bank that vote for Barrack today, because things happen and you don't want to be caught in last minute hustle to get your vote counted.

Follow me below to see how you can help keep Carolina Blue.


You must enter an Intro for your Diary Entry between 300 and 1150 characters long (that's approximately 50-175 words without any html or formatting markup).

The number have been very encouraging so far in NC, although this past week couldn't really keep up with the euphoria of the first week, where we were just crushing it.  A few solid Obama counties have been really disappointing. But, I hope these counties will come out in full force on Tuesday to vote for the President.

Orange County and Durham County, I'm talking to you. Both these counties usually vote between 70-80% Blue. But, their numbers of voters is below (or only very slightly ahead) the 2008 pace.
Durham County has 200+ eligible voters and only 80k have voted early. Orange county has 110k eligible voters and only 42k have voted so far.

Overall, African American turnout is well above the 2008 pace.

I will be getting out the vote in Wake County all day today.

Tomorrow we will be welcoming Bill Clinton in Raleigh. We all need to really be proud of the job he has done for the President, the Democratic Congress and House. This "Old Man" has been touring the country, doing multiple events per day from one timezone to another. For a guy his age and a history of heart problems, that's amazing.

If you don't have plans for today, please think about phone banking, canvassing or anything else you can do to give the president the Senate and the House he needs to implement the policies that matter to you.

Here is how you can help.

Extended (Optional)

Your Email has been sent.