North Carolina: Vote for Ron Paul NowSubmitted by stephensmith on Sat, 04/21/2012 - 11:08
I voted for Ron Paul yesterday in the North Carolina primary. The election date is May 8, but early voting is now open. If you are registered as either Unaffiliated or Republican, you may vote in the Republican primary.
This seems to be a very quiet election as far as the presidential primary (other races, such as for governor, are hotter, and there's a controversial anti-gay marriage amendment on the ballot, too).
I can't even figure out if the RP campaign plans to do any campaigning here. There are no Ron Paul OR Mitt Romney signs, at least in my area; no TV ads; no robo-calls. Nothing in the media, either.
But if you live in NC you can go vote for Ron Paul now. Just check on where and when early voting is being held in your county.
When I voted, there was one other person at my early-voting location (besides the workers) and she was getting a Democrat ballot. According to the voting machine, 142 people had voted at that location since early voting started the day before. That seems like actually a pretty strong turnout for one location during early voting.
On my Republican ballot, Romney, Paul, Santorum and Gingrich were all listed. I figure most people voting Republican in NC will just zombie-like mark their ballot for Romney, because (they think) he already has the nomination sewed up.
But who knows? Things are so quiet here, presidential-primary-wise, there could be a surprise if RP folks do show up and vote.