Tuesday, May 06, 2008

TODAY'S NEWS HEADLINES for INDEPENDENT VOTERS

CAMPAIGN
  • Gas Tax Moves to Front of Democratic Battle (To The Center) Indiana's Democratic primary is open to Republican and independent voters. While 44 percent polled said they would vote Democrat regardless the winner at the Democratic National Convention, reports the Globe, 38 percent will vote for McCain in November.
  • Clinton and Obama prepare for the primaries, so are the punters (Online Gambling Paper) Odds are...
  • Obama faces big tests in North Carolina, Indiana (Reuters)

NORTH CAROLINA
  • Three Republicans vie to challenge Shuler (Asheville Citizen Times) registered Democrats (195,661), outnumber registered Republicans (166,546). But another 121,582 voters are unaffiliated, according to the N.C. Board of Elections.
  • Polls open in N.C.; some long lines reported (Charlotte Observer) Statewide, 25,296 registered N.C. voters switched to either Democrat or unaffiliated during the first three months of 2008. Just under 6,000 switched to Republican.
  • Young voters getting engaged with politics (Charlotte Observer) trend shows that young adults are increasingly identifying themselves as "independent" or "unaffiliated."

INDIANA
Conflicting Polls As Obama Clinton Head Into Indiana North Carolina Primary (The Moderate Voice)

WEST VIRGINIA
Counties throughout W.Va. must clean up their voter registration rolls (The Herald-Dispatch) The counties with the highest percentages of independents are Jefferson, Berkeley, Morgan, Mineral and Monongalia.

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