According to an unofficial report from a member of the Hyde County Board of Elections, Ocracoke residents cast 457 votes yesterday. 305 ballots went for Barack Obama, and 143 went for John McCain. Hyde County as a whole cast 1225 votes for Obama and 1203 for McCain. According to the NC State Board of Elections web site's unofficial results, 49.6% of the state's voters supported Obama, and 49.4% supported McCain. Apparently, since the numbers are unofficial and so close, the electoral votes have not yet been awarded.
Our latest "newsletter" is a link to my new web site, Black Squall Books, with information about my forthcoming book, Digging up Uncle Evans, History, Ghost Tales, and Stories from Ocracoke Island, which is expected to be available by mid-November. Click HERE to go directly to the web site to learn more.