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North Carolina voting results

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

The elections are over. North Carolina, a “battleground state,” has not yet been officially counted to a satisfactory number representative of the citizens’ votes one way (Democrat) or the other (Republican) regarding its choice for President of The United States.

What can be said, however, is that an amazing number of voters turned out and what an historic occasion this has become. Below are the total votes thus far in the presidential race in North Carolina, as well as the [mostly] solid results in the rest of the positions being sought.

PRESIDENT
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Updated 11:44AM EST, Nov. 5, 2008
State-wide Presidental Votes: (100% of precincts reporting)
(D) Barack Obama – 2,101,991 (50%)
(R) John McCain – 2,089,828 (49%)

Buncombe County Presidential Votes: (100% of precincts reporting)
(D) Barack Obama – 69,313 (56%)
(R) John McCain – 52,198 (43%)

U.S. SENATE
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Updated 11:44AM EST, Nov. 5, 2008
State-wide U.S. Senate Votes: (100% of precincts reporting)
(D) Kay Hagan – 2,207,821 (53%)
(R) Elizabeth Dole (incumbent) – 1,855,353 (44%)

Buncombe County U.S. Senate Votes: (100% of precincts reporting)
(D) Kay Hagan – 70,405 (58%)
(R) Elizabeth Dole (incumbent) – 46,584 (38%)

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
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Updated 12:18PM EST, Nov. 5, 2008
District 11 [includes Buncombe County] (100% of precincts reporting)
(D) Heath Shuler – 210,270 (62%)
(R) Carl Mumpower – 121,668 (36%)

NC GOVERNOR
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Updated 11:45AM EST, Nov. 5, 2008
State-wide NC Governor Votes: (100% of precincts reporting)
(D) Beverly Perdue – 2,104,082 (50%)
(R) Pat McCrory – 1,967,120 (47%)

Buncombe County NC Governor Votes: (100% of precincts reporting)
(D) Beverly Perdue – 69,421 (57%)
(R) Pat McCrory – 47,034 (39%)

 

Of course, there are more results; Lieutenant Governor, State Auditor, and many more. Find the complete Buncombe County election results here. If there are any major changes, this page will be updated to show the most current information.

Leaf collection begins Nov. 3, 2008

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

Unfortunately, the beautiful fall leaf season will soon be in its final days. The City of Asheville will be conducting bagged leaf collection twice a month during the season (length TBD).

Asheville city residents wishing for their leaves to be picked up should bag or contain all leaves and place them curbside by 7AM on the Monday morning of their scheduled collection week. The City asks residents to please not put leaves in storm drains or near storm grates.

Note: Asheville City ordinance bans the burning of leaves within the city limits. A popular alternative to bagging leaves is to use a mulching mower, which will provide your lawn with a mild compost. Also, leaves can be raked into piles and left to provide a good compost for Spring gardens!

Residents with questions can contact the sanitation department at (828) 251-1122.