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Voters Head To Polls May 8th: Constitutional Amendment Passed

Just after lunch time 390 people had voted at one of the two precincts in Carolina Beach for the May 8th primary. Unlike last year’s municipal election, there were no tents, people holding up signs or long lines at the polls. 

By WILLARD KILLOUGH III
Managing Editor

NEW HANOVER CTY - The following are unofficial results for select New Hanover County and statewide races as obtained from the North Carolina State Board of Elections after 11:59PM Tuesday night.
PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE - DEM
Barack Obama: 759,032
No Preference (DEM) : 199,386
PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE - REP
Newt Gingrich: 73,859
Ron Paul: 107,087
Mitt Romney:    634,718
Rick Santorum: 100,661
No Preference: 50,318
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT: Constitutional amendment to provide that marriage between one man and one woman is the only domectic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this State.
For: 1,303,952
Against: 831,788
US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES DISTRICT 7 - REP
Ilario Pantano: 31,501
David Rouzer: 34,342
Randy Crow: 4,947
NC GOVERNOR - DEM
Walter H. Dalton: 425,051
Gary M. Dunn: 27,146
Bob Etheridge:352,242
Bill Faison: 51,713
Gardenia M. Henley: 48,369
Bruce Blackmon: 22,132
NC GOVERNOR - REP
Jim Harney: 26,240
Scott A. Jones: 30,874
Jim Mahan: 29,774
Pat McCrory: 743,756
Charles Moss: 13,690
Paul Wright: 46,970
NC HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES DISTRICT 18 - DEM
Susi Hamilton: 4,759
James A. Knox: 2,015
NC HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES DISTRICT 19 - REP
Ted Davis, Jr.: 5,120
Dean Lambeth: 2,491
NEW HANOVER COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS - REP
Beth Dawson: 9,208
Derrick G. Hickey: 9,804
Frank Meares: 3,899
Claud (Buck) O'Shields: 6,300
Jason Thompson: 8,534
Woody White: 12,905
NEW HANOVER COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS - DEM
Robert C. Murray: 7,631
Stephen M. Vosnock: 5,257
Robert Zapple: 10,232
Jonathan Barfield, Jr.: 12,199
NEW HANOVER COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION - DEM
Erica Fester: 4,804
Elizabeth Redenbaugh: 11,089
Emma Saunders: 9,527
Karen Clay Beatty: 10,103
NEW HANOVER COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION - REP
Lisa B. Estep: 11,611
Tom Heitman: 7,784
Jeannette S. Nichols: 8,583
Steve Bilzi: 7,167
Tammy Covil: 10,181
NC LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR - DEM
Eric L. Mansfield: 378,367
Linda D. Coleman: 483,567
NC LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR - REP
Dale Folwell: 185,474
Dan Forest: 252,210
Tony Gurley: 189,840
Grey Mills: 112,043
Arthur Jason Rich: 25,006

Out of 150,254 registered voters in New Hanover County, 44,391 or 29.4% voted.
North Carolina statewide there are 6,296,759 registered voters. 2,164,074 ballots were cast, or 34.37 %.