The hard numbers: NC Judicial voting in 2012

Just wanted to throw these facts out there for those prepping for the 2014 elections...

In the Nov 2012 elections, this many voted in the Presidential race:
4,505,372

In the Nov 2012 elections, this many voted in the Governor's race:
4,468,295

In the Nov 2012 elections, this many voted in the Lt. Governor's race:
4,368,598

In the Nov 2012 elections, this many voted in the Auditor's race:
4,281,080

In the Nov 2012 elections, this many voted in the NC Supreme Court race:
3,510,025

Ervin had 1,688,463 to Newby's 1,821,562

The margin of Newby's win (approx. 133,000 votes) is notably smaller than the drop off even from the Auditor race (approx. 771,000 votes).

It is absolutely worth engaging people in the STATEWIDE vote for NC Supreme Court in 2014.

Every voter gets to vote in that race no matter where they live.

Comments

uniform voter education is the key!

And that will require a really coordinated campaign - one that is not run by any campaign or on behalf of any one particular candidate.

It needs to be run by the state party and encourage people to vote for EVERY candidate from top to bottom.

Obviously each county will have a different slate card/voter guide or sample ballot. Some counties do better with one or the other. But I feel that not enough has been done to research which works better in different communities.

Chris Telesca
Wake County Verified Voting
http://noirvnc.blogspot.com
http://statewideirvnc.blogspot.com

The key with voter ed

The key in voter education is getting the word out on which candidates are being supported by Pope or Koch interests and thus need to be avoided like yesterday's tuna salad that's been sitting overnight on a hot front porch.

That might be part of the key - a small part

but with limited resources, do you want the Democratic Party to tell people who to vote FOR, or who to vote AGAINST? You may not be able to have it both ways.

Certainly, the 527 groups can tell us who NOT to vote for. But the Party needs to organize in each and every precinct and get enough volunteers to canvass every Democratic and UNA door and tell them who to vote for.

Candidates can reach out to moderate Republicans and then them who to vote for.

The other groups can tell us ALL who not to vote for.

Chris Telesca
Wake County Verified Voting
http://noirvnc.blogspot.com
http://statewideirvnc.blogspot.com