Obama using voter registration to stay close in NC

Obama using voter registration to stay close in NC

Obama using voter registration to stay close in NC

Print
Email
|

by Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on September 28, 2012 at 5:10 AM

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Dozens of volunteers armed with clipboards and voter registration forms gather at President Barack Obama's Raleigh, N.C., field office every day. Their mission: Fan out across the city seeking new voters in the rapidly growing state. 

Obama's team says the effort has apparently borne fruit -- to the tune of more than 250,000 new registered voters in North Carolina since April 2011, more than the campaign has registered anywhere else in the country. 

It's an eye-popping total in a state Obama won by just 14,000 votes four years ago. And the flood of new voters -- presumably a chunk of them Democrats -- could help keep North Carolina within the president's reach in a year when everything else in the state seems to be going Republican Mitt Romney's way.
 

Print
Email
|