It took only five days of Early Voting this year (three days in Watauga) to equal and surpass the Early Vote from the first 12 days of Early Voting in 2010.
In-person Early Voting ballots cast so far this year: 428,383.
In-person Early Voting ballots cast by this same day before the General Election in 2010: 426,305.
So there's panic now on the right. And the Watauga Republican Party Chair has decided she needs to do something beside photograph teenagers' T-shirts.
Becky Johnson in the Smoky Mountain News got it exactly right: This election is a referendum on the new Republican majority in Raleigh, which ain't looking so rosy.