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ronpaulhawaii
11-05-2008, 09:21 AM
Damn I wanted to at least break 40 :(:mad:;):o:)

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http://blog.lawsonforcongress.com/2008/11/05/tale-of-the-tape/


In Wake County, Obama beat McCain by 15 points. We only lost to Price by 3 points in Wake. To put this in historical perspective, in 2004, Bush beat Kerry by 2 points in Wake, while Price beat Batchelor by 4. So despite a 17 point swing in Wake County, we did better there than Batchelor did in 2004.
In Orange County, Obama beat McCain by 45 points, whereas we lost by 43 points. In 2004, Kerry beat Bush by 35 points, while Price beat Batchelor by 48 points. So despite a 10 point swing for Obama, we did better than Batchelor did in 2004.
In Durham County, Obama beat McCain by 42 points, whereas we lost by 44. In 2004, Kerry beat Bush by 36 points, while Price beat Batchelor by 42 points. While we did worse than Batchelor did in 2004, Obama turned out close to 28,000 more votes than did Kerry in 2004.

Obama turned out:


78,000 more votes in Wake than did Kerry in 2004. Price gained about 19,000 votes in Wake.
Almost 11,000 more votes in Orange than did Kerry in 2004
Almost 28,000 more votes in Durham than did Kerry in 2004

This adds up to 57,755 votes. We lost by just over 111,000 votes, whereas Batchelor lost by 95,724 (but got a lower percentage than we did). On top of this, we had 30,000 more votes this year than Batchelor did in 2004. We had 19,109 more votes in Wake, 4,214 more votes in Orange, and 4,460 votes more in Durham.


This is while McCain was stagnant in Orange and Durham counties from Bush’s totals in 2004. I’ll put good money on our gains coming from split Obama tickets, not newly registered Republicans.You take away those 57,755 new Obama votes, and this is a 58-42 race. Given all of the circumstances, you really knocked this one out of the park for a Republican.


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We got work to do...


:)

MRoCkEd
11-05-2008, 09:22 AM
...2010? :o

ronpaulhawaii
11-05-2008, 09:34 AM
...2010? :o

Yep, starting in a couple/few months...




http://election.cbsnews.com/election2008/county.shtml?state=NC&race=H&jurisdiction=4

Chatham
PartyCandidate V% Votes
DDavid Price *62% 9,348
RWilliam Lawson 38% 5,732

Durham
PartyCandidate V% Votes
DDavid Price* 77% 101,084
RWilliam Lawson 23% 30,770

Orange
PartyCandidate V% Votes
DDavid Price* 72% 51,834
RWilliam Lawson 28% 20,577

Wake
PartyCandidate V% Votes
DDavid Price *52% 100,884
RWilliam Lawson 48% 94,589

thanks everyone

<still downshifting>

RP4EVER
11-05-2008, 09:53 PM
could name confusion have accounted for this?

Verad
11-05-2008, 10:36 PM
According to a friend, after looking over the election results, 24.3% of ballots cast for NC-4 US Congress were straight-party democrat. This was a bit over 1/3 of votes cast for him.

Nathan Hale
04-17-2009, 07:02 PM
BJ should definitely run again!