Light polls: Turnout for Marshall-Cunningham runoff slim

Turnout light for the Marshall-Cunningham runoff to pick a Democrat to challenge U.S. Sen. Burr? Judging by this Tuesday, June 22, afternoon photo by Xpress intern Halima Flynt … yes. Fewer than 60 voters had turned out by the time Flynt snapped this shot at the Montford Community Center. Nonetheless, Elaine Marshall appears to have carried Buncombe County, where turnout was less than 5 percent of registered voters.( Buncombe results)

Statewide, Marshall — North Carolina’s current Secretary of State — has garnered about 61 percent of the vote. In the regular election earlier this year, she had not received enough votes to win outright and avoid a runoff. Marshall will face U.S. Sen. Richard Burr, Republican, this fall.

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4 thoughts on “Light polls: Turnout for Marshall-Cunningham runoff slim

  1. tatuaje

    Maybe if the Xpress would’ve done a better job informing/reminding voters….

  2. tatuaje

    My bad. Apparently Forbes posted something after noon today.

    Lazy voters after all.

  3. Jim Donato

    It seems that Montford was a hotbed of voter activity! In my district, I was voter #39 at 6PM.

  4. Unaffiliated Voter

    speaks volumes about stopping these foolish expensive run off elections…PLUS, these two
    candidates werent worth voting for. period.
    NEITHER is FIT for service in US Senate.

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