This local news about the GOP offices being vandalized is not surprising. I can’t tell you how many people in the Triangle are beside themselves about the election. Not that it justfies this behavior. (Raleigh News and Observer):

A police officer reported earlier in the night that about 100 people wearing masks and gloves were walking down a street near the headquarters, Raleigh Police Capt. D.S. Overman said. The vandalism happened between 11 and 11:30 p.m., the result of an obviously “planned and orchestrated event,” police spokesman Jim Sughrue said.

…They also found several spent fireworks, poster boards with slogans and spraypainted expletives on the walls. At least two windows were broken and police said it appeared as if the vandals tried to put incendiary devices inside of the building.

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ANYWAY, I looked at the latest print issue of Newsweek where there is a map with the breakdown, by county, of the Bush/Kerry votes. The Triangle area was the same as 2000. Orange (Chapel Hill/Carrboro is here) and Durham counties went Kerry, and Wake (home of Raleigh, the capital, and Cary, both homes of the yuppies) went Bush. You can search and download results here.

Durham: Kerry/72,986, Bush/34,124

Orange: Kerry/42,683, Bush/20,673

Wake: Bush/172,563, Kerry/162,750

Pam Spaulding

Pam Spaulding