Thursday, November 08, 2012

Ocracoke Election Results

The Hyde County unofficial election results were released yesterday about 1 pm. Frankly, I found the information a tad confusing*.

Anyway, this is what I gleaned about Ocracoke's votes:

Obama -- 193 votes on election day/117 one-stop votes/total of 310 votes
Romney -- 94 votes on election day/60 one-stop votes/total of 154 votes
Johnson -- 6 votes on election day/0 one-stop votes/total of 6 votes

There were also a number of Hyde County absentee votes, but these were not listed by precinct.

All told, Hyde County cast 1157 votes for Obama (Democrat), 1183 votes for Romney (Republican), and 15 votes for Johnson (Libertarian).  Goode received no votes in Hyde County.

You can read the entire list of results here:

* For example, one category was listed as "Presidential Preference (DEM)" (the choices were O'Bama [sic]/Biden, Romney/Ryan, Johnson/Gray, & Virgil Goode) and another category was "Straight Party" (the sub-categories were Democratic, Republican, & Libertarian). I couldn't tell if the "Presidential Preference" category (Why was "DEM" in parentheses?? There was no "REP" counterpart.) also included the "Straight Party" numbers or not (I am guessing they did). 

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  1. Debbie Leonard7:52 AM

    Makes me happy to know my favorite place voted for Obama. :)

  2. Anonymous8:15 AM

    It makes me feel sick to my stomach.

  3. Anonymous11:07 AM

    Hey goes to show even people in paradise can be misinformed!

  4. Anonymous12:13 PM

    Never underestimate the stupidity of the American voter.

  5. Anonymous2:24 PM

    "Makes me feel sick to.." Sure it does, all GOP, or is that the G.O.D party, wouaaa wouaaa wu wu wouaaaaaaaaaa, I just pooped a pile, now someone for minimum wage, no Heath insurance, clean me up, wouaaa wouaaa wu wu wouaaaaaaaaaa.

    Sore, nasty losers in more than one way, "it's my football and since things aren't going my way I am taking it home, wouaaa wouaaa wu wu wouaaaaaaaaaa."

  6. Anonymous2:31 PM

    If you remember from your ballot, NC straight party votes do not vote for president. So, the straight party votes are not in the presidential totals, nor should they be...

    The interesting question is whether they're included in the governor (eg) numbers...

  7. Anonymous2:40 PM

    "If fascism comes to America, it will come wrapped in the flag, waving the cross, and preaching free markets (trans. economic imperialism.)" or wearing magic underware it would seem.

    "Long live the Republic", yes Virginia the US is a Republic, not a democracy, in a Republic the minority is protected from the condescending Majority, who grant rights to the minority at their whim. Smells like the GOP.

    Democracies usually have an official religion, zero tolerant from the norm. If you like this, there are plenty of country i can think of you can move, most have a lot of oil and we have a short fuse to pick a fight with. Enjoy your new, one religion country, where it is the Republican's wax poetic yesteryears, you know, women and children are property, only males know best.

    Just so you are one if Bush's child left behind, and my guess you are, for any territory to become a state it must first declare itself a Republic, don't like it then move somewhere else, hillbilly.

  8. Anonymous4:08 PM

    No worries, we'll see the state of the economy, and the country as a whole in 4 years. I suspect few will be happy with their choice. Oh, except the entitlement folks who don't work and don't contribute to society. They'll be fine for a time, there free lunch will eventually run out.

  9. Anonymous4:16 PM

    (this post is from the anonymous poster who feels sick to her stomach)

    Yes, people who did not vote for obama are disappointed and confused at what just happened, but we're not name-calling or being rude. Most of the people who voted for Romney aren't bitter - we're profoundly sad, as would you be if you thought the country just elected someone who is making monumental mistakes.

    If we're wrong, we're wrong and we'll eat our words, but if you are wrong America may never recover.

  10. debbie s.5:53 PM

    well said, anon 4:16

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  12. Anonymous7:59 AM

    For all of you who are sad, or furious, at the outcome of the election, I can totally relate. I recall how outraged I was when the Supreme Court handed the White House to GB.

    We need to help ourselves get out of this mess. We have been giving away the jobs since the GI's came back from WWII...We are self-centered and over indulgent. We have only ourselves to blame and only we can save ourselves.

    Stop blaming everyone else and take that energy and let's turn this country of ours around.

  13. Anonymous1:05 PM

    Thank God Obama I don't have to move.