North Carolina politics in two pictures

North Carolina may well be the “2000 Florida” of the 2016 election, being very close and being the state that decides the electoral college



2012 statewide results for Obama vs Romney by county


Mecklenburg County by precinct

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17 Responses to North Carolina politics in two pictures

  1. Fred Stiening says:

    Live from Selma

    Snoop Dog is Trump’s close personal friend…

    National anthem was played, but stage is still empty 7:17

    They might be stalling because the crowd is all stuck at the shopping center waiting for a bus

    • Fred Stiening says:

      The speech started about 45 minutes late. Trump said they handed out 15,000 tickets. It was literally held in a farm field. Much of the content was related to the military – Fort Bragg is nearby, so he had maybe 20 generals and admirals on stage behind him. Trump,is getting more clear about his belief that Hillary is a criminal and belongs in jail. Now if some Republicans would agree, we would be onto something. If Trump does win, it will be interesting how much he tries to purge Republican leaders and how much success he has.

    • Fred Stiening says:

      There was one unforced error – they played the Battle Hymn of the Republic. Selma NC is not Charlotte – People there remember who wrote that song and why

      • Parrott says:

        >”There was one unforced error – they played the Battle Hymn of the Republic. Selma NC is not Charlotte – People there remember who wrote that song and why”

        OOPs ! LOL maybe thirty years ago he could got by playing ‘Dixie’, but not today( would have been close).
        Maybe Alabama’s ‘Song of the South’, but it mentions FDR and the TVA . That might have been bad too. Its tough to choose in-offensive music sometimes,
        (especially when you have ‘candy-ass, millennials’ in the crowd).
        If he had brought Melania and walked her across the stage, he could have played Bob Segar’s ‘ Her Strut’


        • Fred Stiening says:

          The crowd got suddenly quiet. I think Trump might have even adlibbed that it was a wonderful patriotic song. He had like 20 generals and admirals sitting behind him, and he was pitching for the military / veteran vote. I think the people who did understand the significance just chalked it up to him being a Yankee carpetbagger and not knowing any better. Southern Evangelicals had many chances to jump off the Trump train before now.

          One of the things that confuses me is the people like Glenn Beck and Mark Levin (and a few regulars here) who raise the creation of the United States to a divine creation of the God of Jesus, and put the 10 Amendments on equal footing with the 10 Commandments. The “red coats” of the British military were all Christians too who believed they were fighting to protect the Kingdom of God.

          The idea of engaging in military conflict because you think God is on your side is very risky. If you lose the war (Vietnam?), you just proved that God doesn’t exist. Writing a song saying that God is on your side so you can kill your fellow countrymen is not something to celebrate.

  2. Fred Stiening says:

    Just randomly, I was doing my NC czar testing and bumped into the radio station for Selma. It is useful to know Selma is 40% black. There is no mention of Trump’s visit, but this story seems to confirm that blacks in NC are not going to vote,

    The Farm

    Facebook page has details about the Trump rally – it’s a pretty small venue. It will be held outdoors in the Farm Field™. Parking is very limited.

    Quite a busy day – Florida at noon, Pennsylvania at 2 pm, concord at 4 ans Selma at 7

    Livestream from Concord

  3. Parrott says:

    Donald has two stops in NC today, Nov. 3. Concord, Cabarrus Arena 4pm, and then in Selma NC, at ‘The Farm’ 7pm.

    • Fred Stiening says:

      Obama was in Chapel Hill Wednesday preaching to the choir. I need to look at that video – I suspect it will be white old female professors, not the Bernie crowd.

      I don’t remember “W” Bush campaigning for Romney at all.

      • Parrott says:

        If he did ( “W” for Mittens) it was very little. Yeah ‘O’ is saying some serious lies out there. “You can keep your doctor” , “You will save some money on health care” ooops that was 2012 LOL
        second verse same as the first,
        LOL I hope he just goes away but some dumb-ass, 4 years from now, will put a microphone in front of his mouth and he will think people give a rats arse about his opinion.
        Like howard ‘ye-haaa’ Dean.

      • Fred Stiening says:

        The crowd has 99% white privileged UNC students there to take pictures on their iPhones. One of the systemic voting fraud problems has always been college students who vote absentee “back home” and then vote a second time in their college town

    • Fred Stiening says:

      Selma is close to Smithfield. That is where the CIA is protecting Assange so Hillary can’t drone him.

      • Parrott says:

        LOL I wondered where ‘Selma’ was, I had been to the Alabama one.
        I had been to Smithfied NC , looking at old ACL yards now mostly weeds. I-95 really should be six lanes. The Virginia ‘Smithfield ‘ smells somewhat.

  4. Fred Stiening says:

    A third map that correlates very closely with the state map – percentage of residents who identify as black in the census. Not a huge surprise. Whether they will vote for Hillary is the real question.

  5. Fred Stiening says:

    The blue precinct at the very top of the map is Davidson, the location of Davidson college, where 2/3 of the students come from places other than the Southeast US

  6. Parrott says:

    It’s always interesting the map of counties and how they roll. LOL ‘asheville’ its like they are a outpost. Its interesting how ‘cities’ were republican and business oriented. Now they attract liberal or or is it liberal leaning? Then the people compalin about the gov’t they have. weird.
    It was funny to see the Asheville island.

    • Fred Stiening says:

      Asheville definitely stands out. I have a second cousin who lives there, a retired college professor. One of the mysteries for me is why my nephew who is a hardcore progressive makes a yearly pilgrimage to Biltmore House in his “green” motor home to admire a building built by a man who inherited his money from a robber baron and had this fantasy of turning North Carolina into a make believe European plantation. They used to run a dairy but that was too much like real work.

    • Fred Stiening says:

      Asheville’s police chief

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