Politics

North Carolina Goes For Obama

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Well, it’s not official yet, but with Missouri all but certain to be called for McCain in the next day or so the final electoral tally should shape up like this…

Obama: 364
McCain: 174

By the way, is anybody else blown away that Obama beat McCain by more than 2 to 1?

And also…North Carolina went blue???

In any event, here’s more about NC…

Democrat Barack Obama is the unofficial winner in North Carolina, but the victory over Sen. John McCain won’t be sealed until provisional ballots are counted and certified next month.

Unofficial returns show Obama ahead by 13,746 votes.

Trends over the last 14 years point to Obama having a wider lead after the provisionals are counted, said Gary Bartlett, executive director of the State Board of Elections.

“It widens the lead for the winner, no matter who that may be,” Bartlett said.

His office will know tomorrow how many provisional ballots the counties have. Usually, about 65 percent of the voters who cast provisional ballots were eligible.

And scene.