|Dare Democrats Losing Ground with Voters|
For the first time in local history, Unaffiliated voters outnumber both Democratic and Republican voters in the County of Dare. Once a Democratic stronghold in northeastern North Carolina, Dare County has been slowing losing ground to the Republican Party in recent years, and more recently Unaffiliated voters, mostly discontented Democrats have slowly taken over as the largest voting block in the county. In fact, the local Democratic Party is the only one of the four available voter registrations to lose ground in the first eight eight months of 2014.
As of June 17, 2014, the Dare County Board of Elections reports that the county has 27,668 registered voters, consisting of 9,686 Unaffiliated (up from 9,198 in January), 8,210 Republicans (up from 8,037 in January), 9,615 Democrats (down from 9,691 in January) and 157 Libertarians (up from 135 in January).
See related blogposts:
EXCERPTS: Interesting, much of the discontent that has been expressed and/or displayed around the county during the past year by Moral Monday, teacher and womens' activists appears to have had very little, if any, effect on how new voters are registering to vote. And, arguably, all of the above could well be chasing voters away from the Democratic party and towards the Republican or Unaffiliated voter camps.
EXCERPTS: "voters can expect the challengers to zero in on what many describe as the dismal condition of the Dare County budget and its growing impact on the citizens of the county"