Early voting in North Carolina wrapped up over the weekend. The turnout exceeded 2008’s by almost 100,000 votes, and a lot more Republicans cast early ballots this year.
In 2008, early voting gave then-Senator Obama a big lead in North Carolina that Senator John McCain nearly erased on election day.
This year, President Obama still has a comfortable lead. But about 52,000 fewer Democrats and about 65,000 more Republicans cast early ballots.