Casket With Anti-Obama Sticker Raises Ire In NC

North Carolina officials are decrying the appearance of a casket with an anti-Barack Obama sticker at a Craven County polling place.

State Democrats said Saturday the coffin and sticker are an attempt to intimidate people voting early. Republican Party spokesman Brent Woodcox told The News & Observer that citizens should be outraged.

The NAACP says the casket was in place for at least several hours. A bumper sticker on it showed an image of Obama and the phrase "O' No!"

Meanwhile, federal officials say Justice Department personnel will monitor voting Tuesday in several counties in North Carolina and South Carolina as part of a nationwide effort to protect voting rights and prevent fraud. Observers will be in Alamance County, N.C.; and in Dorchester and Georgetown counties in South Carolina.


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  • by Dave Location: Greenville on Nov 5, 2008 at 07:56 AM
    HELP ME should I move to Japan or Canada?
  • by Duck3161 Location: North Carolina on Nov 5, 2008 at 05:55 AM
    To the anonymous person that wrote, christians will be persecuted, I ask you to read Judges 4 & 5. Wake up!!!!
  • by voter Location: nc on Nov 4, 2008 at 11:54 PM
    MLK Jr's dream was that a person be judged by the content of their character not the color of their skin. That dream did not come true today. Numbers show that 96% of the black voters and 52% of the white voters casted their vote for Obama. Ironic isn't it that the MLK's people did the very thing he wished not to take place. Judge one by their skin color. Numbers don't lie. None the less, History was made today. I am curious though as to why MLK III never came out to endorse this candidate. I wonder if it is because he knows that his father was first, a man of GOD and then a black man.
  • by Anonymous Location: greenville,blvd on Nov 4, 2008 at 09:37 PM
    I know so many are happy and many are sad, but if you ever want to move your heart and soul to a place where heaven truly can be in your view, then we really need to put away our preduice and hatred for each other and listen to that hope in your heart. I believe that we all desire to see Jesus, but hatred will keep us from that. Just think about it and make your future decision, remember God knows your heart, not me.
  • by Obama 08 Iz Prez! on Nov 4, 2008 at 09:06 PM
    I didn't think I would see it in my life time....an African American President (biracial). B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L MLK had a dream... he may not have lived to see it, but I did. God is Good! God Bless America! A self made millionaire, Harvard graduate, debonair gentleman... President Obama.
  • by Brenda Location: Greenville on Nov 4, 2008 at 07:23 PM
    I can not believe that this election is still a race issue for some narrowed minded people. I have read all of the comments and it's crazy. Can we all just get along? And the reasons there are certain groups for minorities are to stick up for their rights. And whites do and have a group. They were born with it. But nevertheless, during Obama's entire race for the Presidency. He never made race an issue. If we all could look at one another as being equal. The world would be a better place. But this is not possible because one race of PEOPLE put themselves above another race of PEOPLE.(sad)And keep in mind that this state had slaves.So there is a difference from the KKK and NAACP.Keep that in mind the next time you think about the NAACP. This nation was built with sweat from my fore parents. But I know this is America the land of the free. A country were I love. You know why? Because when you die you are going to Heaven or Hell.
  • by Obama 08 4 Prez! on Nov 4, 2008 at 06:31 PM
    Funny...I've tried to post about the difference between the kkk and the NAACP 11 times on this blog and not one has gotten posted. I guess it's OK to talk about the NAACP but not the kkk. When is the last time the NAACP have put a pillow case on their head and a sheet on the body and burned crosses in people's yard? And Sally that is a great idea...we..African Americans have a organization, Hispanics have an organization, Native Americans have an organizations, Gay's have an organization...white people should have a non-violent organization also. To bad we all can't unite...it's just skin!
  • by Ron Location: New Bern on Nov 4, 2008 at 06:29 PM
    If a coffin with an anti-McCain sticker had appeared,then I am sure that many over the age of 65 would have found it offensive and complained to the AARP. The point is that a "stunt" like this has no place at a public polling place. I loathe political correctness but behavior such as this need not be tolerated in a respectful society. In my mind the greatest advantage of early voting was the ability to time my vote to avoid the gauntlet of politicos ubiquitous at at voting places today. Please allow me to exercise my constitutional right to vote for the candidate of my choice without you exercising your first amendment right in my face. Respect the buffer zones and respect what little dignity the electoral process has left. It is dissapointing that this occurred in our state, let alone my home county.
  • by Ms. Palin on Nov 4, 2008 at 05:59 PM
    Can someone explain to me which group is worst the KKK or the NAACP. To me the NAACP doesn't go around killing the innocence.
  • by L Location: Greenville on Nov 4, 2008 at 04:33 PM
    WITN must be biased because they continue to deny my McCain supporting "classy" submissions. Hmmmmm???
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