Democrats’ share of NC early vote lags 2018, GOP slightly higher | Eastern North Carolina Now

As of Halloween morning, 1,160,747 ballots have been accepted in the N.C. 2022 midterms, and Democrats are seeing a 3.54% reduction in their usual early-voting advantage.

    Publisher's Note: This post appears here courtesy of the Carolina Journal. The author of this post is David Larson.

    As of Halloween morning, 1,160,747 ballots have been accepted in the N.C. 2022 midterms, and Democrats are seeing a 3.54% reduction in their usual early-voting advantage. The numbers can be viewed on the John Locke Foundation's Vote Tracker, which is constantly updated with data from the State Board of Elections (NCSBE).

    Andy Jackson, director of the Civitas Center for Public Integrity, posted some insight on Twitter about the current state of the election, with eight days to go before Election Day.

    Jackson said that the returns so far in 2022 ( 1,160,747) are higher than they were at the same point in 2018 (1,143,060), the last midterm election. This is the case despite there having been one additional day of early voting at this point in 2018.

    The Civitas Center director also noted that while Democrats have maintained their typical early-voting advantage (which tends to balance out the Republicans' Election Day advantage), this year, the Democrats' vote share isn't as strong. Democrats have 39.36% of the vote, down 3.54%; Republicans have 30.9%, which is up 0.74%; and the unaffiliated have a 29.52% share, which is up 2.82%.

    "What we don't know is how much of the difference is due to changes in turnout and how much is due to shifting voting patterns," Jackson said of these numbers. "Are fewer Democrats voting in 2022, are they voting later in the early voting period, or are they shifting towards election day voting?"

    If unaffiliated voters continue to break towards Republicans, which polling suggests they are doing, this could mark an unusual early-voting period with more overall Republican votes than Democrat ones. Unaffiliated voters tell pollsters that they are most concerned with inflation, the overall economy, and crime and that they are more confident in Republicans' handling of these issues.

    The latest John Locke Foundation poll found that unaffiliated voters now favor Republicans by 4% after favoring Democrats by 6% in the September poll.

    Early voting ends Saturday, Nov. 5, and Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 8.
Go Back

Leave a Guest Comment

Your Name or Alias
Your Email Address ( your email address will not be published)
Enter Your Comment ( no code or urls allowed, text only please )

U.S. Supreme Court wrestles with fate of UNC’s race-based admissions Carolina Journal, Editorials, Op-Ed & Politics There’s Nothing “Market-Driven” About Cooper’s Trucking Order


Latest Op-Ed & Politics

12% spike in heart-related deaths from eating plant-based fake meat
Reform leader Nigel Farage says his party will be new voice of conservatism in UK
lower courts can deport illegal aliens who miss their hearings
Not a dime's worth of difference between D's and R's in the GA leadership
Democrat strategist James Carville raged against the legacy media this week, demanding that they take an even more biased approach when reporting on former President Donald Trump.


Dominion Voting Systems to incorrectly calculate vote totals
Stopping its attempt to rewrite Title IX to force Texas schools to adopt radical “transgender” policies
Republican congressman Byron Donalds said it would be a “great honor” if former President Donald Trump were to ask him to be his running-mate for 2024, saying the ultimate goal is for Trump to win and he’ll do whatever he’s asked to help him do that.
weaponized political FBI needs major reform or replacement
2019, 40 Democrats signed a letter saying they condemned the Nazi Azov Battalion in Ukraine
Voters in Arizona will have the opportunity to enact broad border security measures in November as the state faces a flood of illegal immigration after the Republican-led state legislature passed a resolution that will put the measures on the general election ballot.
51 ex-spies lies to the American people threw the 2020 election


The former White House physician for Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump says that a new report this week about how President Joe Biden is struggling to function behind closed doors represents a serious threat to the U.S.
The Tikva Forum for Families of Hostages, an Israeli group created to represent the families of those taken during Hamas’ October 7 terrorist attack, urged President Joe Biden to stop interfering with Israel’s campaign to destroy the terrorist group.
how the Democrats set up the January 6 riot at the Capitol
this is why the left is now attacking Supreme Court justices
Addiction is not just a physical issue, it is also deeply spiritual
told to let all single males just walk in excpet for 6 countries


Back to Top