Official Vote total released Friday for Orange - Obama 70.22%, Transit 58.88% Yes

Officially canvassed election results were releaesd by the Orange County Board of Elections Friday afternoon.

About 160 of the 400 provisional ballots were counted, along with civilian absentee ballots received thru 11/9 and military and overseas ballots received thru 11/15. A total of 77,050 votes were cast (compared with 75,194 in 2008). Prez wound up 70.22% to 28.06%, Dalton had 64.44, to McCrory's 32.42% with the Libertarian 3.08% (above Howe's statewide average of 2.1%)

The official canvass inched the YES on Transit up from 58.83% to 58.88%.

I also got from the BoE some stats broken down by early vote site (the online canvass has all five sites lumped in together - the totals will be broken out by precinct by early January).

Here are some selected races:

                           Rams            Seymour    Carrboro     BoE       MtZion(Cedar Grove)

Obama              76.61%            80.44%         87.20%       56.60%    76.84%

Dalton               68.44              75.44           82.88         51.96      73.85

Coleman            76.70              80.44           87.42         57.31      77.41

Pelissier             77.08              80.64          87.54         56.71       77.24

Price                  77.24              80.79         87.82         57.83        78.14

Ervin IV              67.64             77.53          83.24          56.33       76.56

TRANSIT            70.29              65.98          76.17          43.45       58.64

 some other stats- there were 3,814 absentee ballots, Obama carried 70.01% -- and they went for transit with 62.25% yes (above the county transit YESA average of 58.88% )

issue: 

Total votes: 34

Comments

In addition to the 140 provisional ballots counted, it looks like 516 absentee ballots were added - 393 civilian, 119 overseas, and 4 military -- under a new state law effective in 2012 -- used to be that the cutoff was day before election, this year it was 11/9 for civilians, 11/15 for military and overseas

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