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Congratulations to Kay Hagan! Here's hoping they called it right - very wonderful news!

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Oh, my sweet Lord.

We've seen how divided this country can be along the lines of race, but I think that Chris Matthews just made an eloquent point that five year old boys and girls will be raised to believe that race doesn't matter - because look at that President, he's an African-American. Because, look at that first family, they are AFrican-American.

Truly, a night we shall never forget.

"You could say, 'Look, is this guy, Laden, really the bad guy that's depicted?' Most of us have never heard of him before." John McCain, following Clinton's strikes on al Qaeda camps

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

You know....

my kids will wake up in the morning to a new world, where color of your skin no longer defines how far you can rise in this country. There may be undertow, but on the surface, there is no greater Mountain to climb. Wow, I just didn't know I would feel like this.

"You could say, 'Look, is this guy, Laden, really the bad guy that's depicted?' Most of us have never heard of him before." John McCain, following Clinton's strikes on al Qaeda camps

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

Content of ones character...

CitizenWill
there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because Conscience tells him it is right. MLK,Jr. to SCLC Leadership Class

CitizenWill
there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because Conscience tells him it is right. MLK,Jr. to SCLC Leadership Class

OBAMA

Over the top.

Now come on NC

Amen.

Virginia for Obama, Florida for Obama.

We are looking at 400.

"You could say, 'Look, is this guy, Laden, really the bad guy that's depicted?' Most of us have never heard of him before." John McCain, following Clinton's strikes on al Qaeda camps

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

McCain back up

92% reporting.

An 8 Year Fog Has Lifted

It's a brand new day!

And bye McCrory - don't let the screen door hit you on the way out!
Proud Educated Elitist With a Poison Pen

Proud Educated Elitist With a Poison Pen

yes, we've "almost" swept the state.

Hagan, Perdue, Kissell.

Now, Obama?

"You could say, 'Look, is this guy, Laden, really the bad guy that's depicted?' Most of us have never heard of him before." John McCain, following Clinton's strikes on al Qaeda camps

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

It DOES matter if NC goes for Obama...

CitizenWill
there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because Conscience tells him it is right. MLK,Jr. to SCLC Leadership Class

CitizenWill
there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because Conscience tells him it is right. MLK,Jr. to SCLC Leadership Class

2,778 and 3 counties to go

Obama/Biden (DEM) 49.51% 1,994,642
McCain/Palin (REP) 49.58% 1,997,420

2,778 votes, Buncombe, Chatham, Warren holding out.

94 full counties, 3 partial

McCain by 4000, Buncombe Unreported!!

CitizenWill
there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because Conscience tells him it is right. MLK,Jr. to SCLC Leadership Class

CitizenWill
there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because Conscience tells him it is right. MLK,Jr. to SCLC Leadership Class

What's going on in

What's going on in Buncombe?

Proud Educated Elitist With a Poison Pen

Proud Educated Elitist With a Poison Pen

Asheville? WRAL Obama by 13,000! NBC17/SBOE McCain 5000!

Wow! WRAL must be off though they show more votes than SBOE/NBC17. Asheville/Buncombe still unreported.

CitizenWill
there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because Conscience tells him it is right. MLK,Jr. to SCLC Leadership Class

CitizenWill
there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because Conscience tells him it is right. MLK,Jr. to SCLC Leadership Class

WRAL/NBC17 OBAMA OBAMA OBAMA by 28,000/18,000!!!!

CitizenWill
there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because Conscience tells him it is right. MLK,Jr. to SCLC Leadership Class

CitizenWill
there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because Conscience tells him it is right. MLK,Jr. to SCLC Leadership Class

Buncombe/Asheville:Gray area, All Raleigh Stations - OBAMA!

CitizenWill
there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because Conscience tells him it is right. MLK,Jr. to SCLC Leadership Class

CitizenWill
there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because Conscience tells him it is right. MLK,Jr. to SCLC Leadership Class

BLUE SWEEP: Networks call NC for Obama by 29K+

CitizenWill
there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because Conscience tells him it is right. MLK,Jr. to SCLC Leadership Class

CitizenWill
there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because Conscience tells him it is right. MLK,Jr. to SCLC Leadership Class

I Feel Faint

Lordy, I've been waiting 30 years for this!

Proud Educated Elitist With a Poison Pen

Proud Educated Elitist With a Poison Pen

It's late

Sorry, I know where Buncombe is. Been there often. I meant "Where's Buncombe's numbers?"

Great work tonight, Greg.

And for the past many months. Your tireless digging on the story behind McCrory was important.

Thank you.

Second that statement

and include all in this great community that you built. If it weren't for James, Tar Gator and Lance starting BlueNC I don't think I could have fought my way out of the deep deppression I felt after the 2004 loss. Thank you Betsy, Greg and Robert for your constant fight to keep this community active. I salute you all and attribute all that is good in this community to your collective efforts.

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

Progressive Discussions

Thanks, Mom!

And thanks for all you do to keep hope alive down in your corner of the world too!

Sorry Greg, Didn't mean to be dense. Raw Buncombe here....

http://www.buncombecounty.org/common/boe/gen08.pdf

CitizenWill
there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because Conscience tells him it is right. MLK,Jr. to SCLC Leadership Class

CitizenWill
there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because Conscience tells him it is right. MLK,Jr. to SCLC Leadership Class

Buncombe: Obama by 17K, SBOE still partial...

CitizenWill
there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because Conscience tells him it is right. MLK,Jr. to SCLC Leadership Class

CitizenWill
there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because Conscience tells him it is right. MLK,Jr. to SCLC Leadership Class

Thank you Buncombe

I see +11,532 on SBOE with 4 partial counties left. Sounds good enough for me.

Raw numbers from Buncombe, Warren, Mecklenberg and Wilson

A quick look at these counties numbers made me think the official SBOE will confirm Obama the winner.

CitizenWill
there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because Conscience tells him it is right. MLK,Jr. to SCLC Leadership Class

CitizenWill
there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because Conscience tells him it is right. MLK,Jr. to SCLC Leadership Class

I blink

All right, you're getting results faster than SBOE.

Thank you Virginia!

I would love to see Obama's march south end at the South Carolina border.

CitizenWill
there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because Conscience tells him it is right. MLK,Jr. to SCLC Leadership Class

CitizenWill
there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because Conscience tells him it is right. MLK,Jr. to SCLC Leadership Class

Wow. Wow. Wow. Wow.

Obama. Hagan. Perdue. Kissell.

SBOE: Obama Now Leads 8K. We can and We did!

CitizenWill
there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because Conscience tells him it is right. MLK,Jr. to SCLC Leadership Class

CitizenWill
there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because Conscience tells him it is right. MLK,Jr. to SCLC Leadership Class

back up to 11K

Obama/Biden (DEM) 49.67% 2,096,858
McCain/Palin (REP) 49.40% 2,085,326

N&O Tentatively Calling

Obama will win N.C.
Submitted by ryanteaguebeckwith on November 5, 2008 - 12:14am.

An unreported cache of votes in Buncombe County tipped North Carolina for Obama.

The 17,000-vote margin in the mountain home of Asheville helped overcome the 5,000-vote lead that John McCain has had in reported votes by the State Board of Elections.

The final numbers would be 49.7 percent for Obama, 49.4 percent for McCain.

The 10,000 vote difference is a little less than the number of write-in votes cast for president and even slimmer than the 0.8 percent win by President George H.W. Bush here in 1992.

Yes. We. Did.

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There are people in every time and every land who want to stop history in its tracks. They fear the future, mistrust the present, and invoke the security of the comfortable past which, in fact, never existed. - Robert F. Kennedy

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There are people in every time and every land who want to stop history in its tracks. They fear the future, mistrust the present, and invoke the security of the comfortable past which, in fact, never existed. - Robert F. Kennedy

no words

ayyyyyy
I am watching cnn an Nbc and no news yet?
but I am going to love Buncombe County forever.

TurnNCBlue

Provisionals

Last I heard it was too close and provisional ballots are going to be counted today.

How many NC Provisionals are out there???????

Does anyone have any idea at all--based on past experience or anything else----- how many provisionals there may be, or how long before we will know for sure the final outcome? I can't rest until I know. I read in one place it could be days; do you think this is true?

Leigh
http://smuttome.blogspot.com/

"Only the most deluded of us could doubt the necessity of this war." - John McCain

Image to reality

I cried twice between 11 p.m. and 1 a.m. as the images ran on television. My 14-year-old cried. My wife did. It was a night of mostly good news in N.C. and amazing images from across the country. Now, we've all got to continue working just as hard to change America as we did to change the party affiliation of our president and our senator. The tough part is ahead of us. The American image we hold in our minds - fair, compassionate for its people and for the world, peaceful and prosperous - must be turned into reality, against daunting economic odds.
bradford

bradford

Libertarians were the tipping point?

I am guessing third party's are going to have it tougher than ever now.

“We are the party of Roosevelt. We are the party of Kennedy. So don't tell me that Democrats won't defend this country. Don't tell me that Democrats won't keep us safe.” ~ Barack Obama

Congrats

Of course, heartiest congratuations to Wayne Goodwin, who will carry on in Jim Long's tradition; to Beth Wood; and to Janet Cowell, all of whom paid close attention to the grassroots and reaped the benefits.On a down note, Carteret remained extremely red, failing to oust any of three Repub county commissioners voting overwhelmingly, I think, for Repubs in every position anywhere. Whew! We've got such a long way to go here.
bradford

bradford

Meck Dems kick butt on County Commish

We took all three at large County Commish seats, gives us a 6-3 majority.

Obama - 62%
Hagan - 62%
Kissell - 75%
Perdue - 49% (In McCrory's home county)
Dalton - 56% (In Pittanger's home county)

and all the Dem Council of State races went our way here.

http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/NC/Mecklenburg/7997/13247/en/summary.html

“We are the party of Roosevelt. We are the party of Kennedy. So don't tell me that Democrats won't defend this country. Don't tell me that Democrats won't keep us safe.” ~ Barack Obama

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