Monday, November 06, 2006

Election Day to bring out new voters

Election Day is Tuesday, and newcomers will have a big chance to impact local elections.

Given the number of people moving to this region from other states, a mix of new political affiliations and philosophies means the
local races may be hard to call.

I’m working on an article about the impact of newcomer voters for tomorrow's paper; if you’re someone who moved here and registered to vote after Jan. 1 2005, and you’re available to talk before 5 p.m. today, please drop me a line.

Meantime, here are links to today’s WCNC report and my column with some voting tips.

TUESDAY UPDATE: The article about new voters ran in today's paper; here's a link. Thanks to those who got in touch!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

We Newcomers have heard that their are members of the Ku KLUX KLAN sprinkled in the Charlotte City Governmnet and through out the State Government; Now most of us Newcomers wonder if our Northern agenda is getting a fair shake with People in these type of Religious groups. As we have found out Charlotte is a groupie city with MASONS , Churches, Knights of Columbus , Kiwanas , Eastern Star and many ,many more trying to run this city.

9:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Many Newcomers have seen the Confederate flag all over and it never used to represent the White Supremecists groups ; In fact it was a Religious flag of Saint Andrew and has roots to Scotland. It has also been said that the Confederate flag resembles the British Union Jack; Historians have theorized that the British tried to rgain half of their land back once again through the Civil war. Revolutionary War, War of 1812, British ships sent supplies to the Confederates during and after the Civil War. Nice try Brits is the REPUBLICAN and Democrats war the next big step?

10:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Northern Agenda?


Like any "immigrant," you need to forget the HOMELAND ("how we did it back in WHERE-THE-F-YOU-CAME-FROM, Adolph!), and learn to ADAPT!

That's the reason why you don't fit in: you're in a different "country" and you can't (and SHOULDN'T) expect to have the locals fit the mold you expect.

Ever hear of Darwin? Adapt or die!

9:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, when the country divides d*mn near 50-50 between Dems and Reps, it make me wonder:

What if life's not all black and white (although Dems & Reps both seem to be the same shade of vanilla)?

Anybody got testicles out there?

9:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Us Yankees want UNIONS for the Municipal workers like we had in OHIO and New York. Thats what we are telling the Southerners . We Know your living in Poverty because Charlotte is just getting out of the Slavery "Pay Scale " Time line. The Police , Sheriffs and city , County and State workers all are AFSME UNION. These People make a great wage of $60,000 a year and thats what it takes to live in CHARLOTTE and areas . Southerners look around you, This is not your MOM and POPs town no more complete with a $70,000 dollar house. This is not Mayberry RFD no more its the begining of Washington D.C.. Trust me I travel second to "Daniel Boone" your State and others . North Carolina s real estate is getting like New Englands land values.

8:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

North Carolina has so many people coming here that it is artificially inflating REAL ESTATE with no wage influence. Thats why the poverty in N.C. is getting worse for everybody. The reason N.C.Governmnet is encouraging this movement of Rich Yankees to come here " MONEY MONEY MONEY". This new money raises the Tax base for them Now we need Unions to complete the equasion

8:12 AM  

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