2018 NC Absentee Ballot Trends So Far…

A sample ballot for North Carolina's House District 50 is seen in a photo illustration as early voting for the 2016 general elections begins in the state, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, U.S. October 20, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Drake

RALEIGH – The 2018 midterms were already going to be of a different nature than previous midterm elections simply because of who is in the White House. That dynamic has likely contributed to the hefty fundraising hauls the N.C. Democratic Party has been reporting, significantly outraising their previous numbers and making Republicans nervous. If that wasn’t enough, Hurricane Florence came along and decimated South Eastern N.C. just as absentee voting was getting under way.

So how are absentee voting trends are shaping up so far? Old North State Politics, published by Dr. Michael Bitzer, is out with some numbers that shine a light on just that topic.

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