TO THE EDITOR:
Even as a Republican, I must disagree with the non-fact-based opinion presented in Justin Crowder's column (Your O.C. votes won't make real difference, Oct. 8) about blue voting in a historically red state.
Not only would the Young Democrats have you believe that North Carolina is a battleground state" as Crowder asserts but so would almost every current poll.
An average of the results in North Carolina over the past two weeks from 10 of the top polling agencies reveals a 48 percent-47 percent Obama-McCain lead (plus 2 percent and 3 percent Independent and undecided respectively).
Keeping this in mind it is of great importance to support your candidate of choice" as our state's electoral votes will likely be decided by an unprecedentedly slim margin.
North Carolina's 15 electoral college votes make us a major player on the national stage. Go vote. Our ballots will help decide whether N.C.'s red state status will kick the ""bucket"" this year or not.
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