Tuesday, August 17, 2004

Early numbers from Journalnow.com

The Winston-Salem Journal is reporting that Foxx has an early lead.

North Carolina polls closed at 7:30 tonight, and early results show Virginia Foxx leading in the 5th Congressional District race.

Foxx, a state senator, has 60 percent of the vote as of 8:35 p.m., and Vernon Robinson, a Winston-Salem City Councilman, has 40 percent, according to the State Board of Elections.

In Forsyth County, Foxx is slightly ahead with 50.41 percent of the vote. Robinson has 49.59 percent, with 11 out of 66 precincts reporting.

And by early I mean reeeal early.

They're also showing a 55-45 lead for June Atkinson over Marshall Stewart in the Democratic runoff for state superintendent.

2 Comments:

At August 17, 2004 at 10:14 PM, Blogger M. Compton said...

God, I really wish they had held the runoff another day. It's just ridiculous. The attendence is just going to be an tragedy. I'm ashamed to say that I couldn't even vote today because I couldn't get to my polling place in Cedar Grove without a car.

 
At August 18, 2004 at 12:22 AM, Blogger Nathan Denny said...

I don't know whether it's good or bad that Vernon Robinson lost. On one hand, we're spared Helms-like (but black, lest we forget the campaign slogan) embarrassment among our delegation.

On the other hand, I really think Jim Harrell could be competitive v. Robinson.

Can he still? Foxx is weak. Divided party. But she still raised over $500,000 while he was somewhere in the $150,000 range.

If nothing else, a serious campaign can gain a few more Kerry-Edwards votes.

 

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