2008 v. 2012 Election By the Numbers in NC, Watauga

Published Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 12:20 pm

By Jesse Wood

Nov. 6, 2012. Below are some numbers to compare the 2008 election to the 2012 election at this stage in the game. Data comes from the N.C. State Board of Elections and Civitas Vote Tracker. 

2008 General Election

Registered Voters in Watauga County: 43,415

Unaffiliated: 32 percent
Republicans: 36 percent
Democrats: 32 percent

Registered Voters in N.C.: 6,226,204

Unaffiliated: 22 percent
Republicans: 32 percent
Democrats 46 percent

Votes Cast Before Election Day in NC: 2,618,419

Unaffiliated: 18 percent
Republicans: 30 percent
Democrats: 52 percent

Votes Cast Before Election Day in Watauga: 18,925

Unaffiliateds: 30.55 percent
Republicans: 32.5 percent
Democrats: 36.78 percent
Libertarians: .17 percent

 

2012 General Election

Registered Voters in Watauga County: 44,853

Unaffiliated: 37 percent
Republicans: 33 percent
Democrats: 29 percent

Registered Voters in N.C.: 6,621,631

Unaffiliated: 26 percent
Republicans: 31 percent
Democrats: 43 percent

Votes Cast Before Election Day in NC: 2,738,943

Unaffiliated: 20.7 percent
Republicans: 31 percent
Democrats: 48 percent

Votes Cast Before Election Day in Watauga: 16,471

Unaffiliated: 33.33 percent
Republicans: 32.69 percent
Democrats: 33.18 percent
Libertarians: .8 percent

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