“Reports from precincts across the state are that there are long lines at the polls with an hour to go. We’re strongly encouraging people to stay in line.” –Chris Macneil, Field Director, Campaign to Protect All NC Families
Yes, it is a bit of a frenzy in the relocated war room at the Equality NC offices, where results are coming in — at this point it’s reports in the field — oddness at the polls, such as people being handed ballots without Amendment One on them. Huff Post’s Gay Voices:
All, we’re getting reports here in Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Raleigh (which are base areas for us, e.g. anti-Amendment 1) of precincts handing out INCORRECT ballots. In North Carolina, 17-year-olds can vote in the statewide primary (e.g., for governor, etc.) if they turn 18 by November 6th. However, they CANNOT vote on Amendment 1 in this primary — they can only vote for candidates — therefore they are being handed ballots WITHOUT Amendment 1. That is proper election procedure.
Polls close at 7:30. I will defer to the whiz-bang coverage of my colleagues from the Courage Campaign’s Adam Bink Director of Online Campaigns and Cait Alesio Maloney, the data director are typing away at a much faster pace than I, so surf over for their real-time results at Prop8 Trial Tracker. See a shot of them in action here:
The war room…beer and pizza (though your blogmistress abstained).
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