Tuesday, April 29, 2008

2,500 N.C. voters sign petitions calling for state's superdelegates to endorse Obama

For Release: April 29, 2008
Voters for Obama
Contact: Co-organizers Erik Ose or Dana Lumsden, votersforobama@gmail.com

CHAPEL HILL - Voters for Obama announced today that 2,500 North Carolina voters have signed petitions calling for Gov. Easley and the other N.C. superdelegates to back Barack Obama.

"Despite Gov. Easley's endorsement of Hillary Clinton, polls show N.C. voters favor Obama by large margins," said Erik Ose, one of the co-organizers of Voters for Obama. "We hope after the voters have spoken in our primary, Gov. Easley will support Obama in his role as a Democratic superdelegate."

Reaction to news of Easley's endorsement came fast, with news reports suggesting a large volume of calls to his office from constitutents.

Polls have consistently shown Obama is favored by the Democratic and Independent voters who will decide North Carolina's primary on May 6. In a SurveyUSA poll conducted April 19-21, Obama led Clinton by 50-41 percent.

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