Last-minute campaign efforts go door-to-door

November 5, 2012 2:19:16 PM PST
It is crunch time to get out the vote, and campaign headquarters in Wake County for both parties have been bustling with activity.

"At all our offices throughout the state we have people working phones and door knocking, doing both, which are very important to get in touch with voters, let them know tomorrow's it, it's game day," NC GOP spokesman Rob Lockwood said.

"We are just making as much voter contact as we can whether that's at the doors, on the phone. Our main goal is to make sure that voters are educated and aware," NC Obama press secretary Cameron French said.

With the race for president in a dead heat across the country, both sides have ramped up their efforts in North Carolina, a key battleground state.

Democrats said in the weekend before the election, they knocked on more than 200,000 doors in North Carolina.

As for the GOP, they said they have done 78 times as many door knocks this year compared to 2008. Republican headquarters report their volunteers have made six times as many phone calls as compared to the last election. They're hoping their efforts will pay off, especially in Wake County.

"I think Wake County is very important for Governor Romney. He's going to do well here, Pat McCrory is going to do well here," Lockwood said.

Democrats also remain optimistic that Obama will take the ticket, but either way, both sides realize the candidate who wins will owe that victory to the groundwork being done at campaign offices.

"We're talking about five votes per precinct, and it's important that the volunteers and supporters out there know and recognize that they all play a very critical role in this election," French said.

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