NC Tallies Provisionals: Ballots Don't Alter Race

Provisional ballots are doing little to change the final margin of North Carolina's presidential race.

Republican presidential candidate John McCain gained 310 extra votes as counties tallied some 17,500 provisional ballots Friday. But he still trails President-elect Barack Obama by some 12,804 votes.

There are still about three dozen counties who haven't reported results. Friday was the day counties were to canvass their provisional ballots and provide numbers to the State Board of Elections.

The Associated Press declared Obama the winner last week after determining there weren't enough provisional ballots to change the outcome. Obama did not need North Carolina's 15 electoral votes to
win the White House.


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  • by History Teacher Location: USA on Nov 15, 2008 at 12:00 AM
    Hi Refuter. Remember What The FBI Had against The Kennedy Famiily the truth.
  • by Blog Refuter Location: NC on Nov 14, 2008 at 08:55 PM
    "Gunner", please tell me where you get your information from. Whatever your sources, they must not be credible because no ineligible candidate would have been able to go this far in a Presidential election. Trust me, as much as Hillary Clinton and John McCain wanted this Presidency, if anything was there, they would have jumped all over it. Some of you act like you can keep on bringing up the topic until it exists. I guess you're praying, "Lord, please let this be a nightmare." No, it's reality. Come back into the real world. Snap. Wake up.
  • by Norma Location: NC on Nov 14, 2008 at 06:13 PM
    10 days after the election and the MSM is still 10 days after the election and the MSM is still reporting on Palin. Unbelievable. Most VP picks are piled on the dust bin of history as soon as the election is over. Why the focus on Palin? Could it be that the liberals and RINO's fear her so much they must destroy her now rather than wait for her to build up a bigger following?
  • by Gunner Location: Washington,NC on Nov 14, 2008 at 05:55 PM
    Where was he born? I wouldn't be shocked if in all this, Obama violates some eligibility clause. It's probably minor at best. But if Obama knew he wasn't eligible and decided to hide this fact, that's unacceptable and illegal. I'd like to see this settled. It's unfair for Obama to be subject to conspiracy theories if he's eligible, and unfair to us as a nation if he's not
  • by Henry Location: NC on Nov 14, 2008 at 05:50 PM
    Will Obama "rethink the worst of his antigrowth policies"? The voters may be full of hope about the looming Obama Presidency, but so far investors aren't. No President-elect in the postwar era has been greeted with a more audible hiss from Wall Street. The Dow has lost 1,342 points, or about 14%, since the election, with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq hitting similar skids. The Dow fell another 4.7% yesterday. And we're down another -337.94 (-3.82%) today! Where will it stop?!
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