Early voting report from Durham County, North Carolina.
Early-voting craziness has been going on here in North Carolina for the last 10 days or so. So far, 51% of registered voters have already voted in Durham County (88521 out of 174848).
To put this in perspective, only 32% of Durham County had voted early in the 2004 General Election, with an overall turnout of 72%.
From the ground, it looks like Durham county turnout will approach 85% this year.
Durham County, with 175,000 registered voters, makes up approximately 3% of North Carolina's voting electorate. It is overwhelmingly Democrat, with only 15% registered Republicans. Here is a more detailed breakdown of the current registered voters in Durham County.
We are cautiously optimistic here in North Carolina for an Obama and US Senate win. I think it can happen, but it will require a massive election day Democratic push in other North Carolina counties, and it will be VERY close.
If you are from a very blue state, we could use some help down here in NC!!!! GO-bama!!!!