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2The Daily Tar HeelThursday, November 8, 1 990
Republican leaders may take
action over voting problems
From Associated Press reports
RALEIGH Following their tri
umph in the U.S. Senate race, state
Republican leaders said Wednesday
they are considering legal action be
cause of voting troubles in two North
"If we find anything wrong, we're
going to take action. It just depends on
what we find in the investigation,"
GOP political director Chris Gardner
said in a telephone interview.
With 99 percent of the precincts
reporting, voter turnout was at least 60
percent in the Senate race between
Republican incumbent Jesse Helms
and h i s Democrat ic chal lenger, Harvey
Gantt. State Elections Director Alex
Brock had said a turnout of 55 percent
or higher would mark a record for an
Hundreds of Durham County vot
ers waited in line as late as 11:15 p.m.
to cast their votes. But some officials
said those votes might not count.
Disputes and computer problems were
also reported in Guilford County.
'. Durham officials blamed the delays
Candidate complains about election chaos
From Associated Press reports
. RALEIGH I. Beverly Lake Jr.'s
riear miss at becoming the first Re
publican elected to the state Supreme
Court this century left him piqued
Wednesday at Election Day chaos he
said may have contributed to the loss.
- Equipment problems and voting
challenges prompted officials to extend
voting hours in Durham and Guilford
counties Tuesday night.
As returns trickled in Wednesday
morning, the early lead held by many
Republican candidates in statewide ju
dicial races evaporated.
., By Wednesday afternoon, the
Democratic tradition of sweeping ju
dicial races appeared to be reasserting
itself. Lake had only a remote chance of
catching incumbent Democrat John
Webb, who led by 7,000 votes with 99
percent of the vote counted.
.'. "I'm very pleased to be at 50-50,"
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relocation addressed in letter," (Nov.
7), John Lomax was misidentified as
chairman of the student leader com
mittee. The sub-committee of Commu
nity Against Offensive Statues does not
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on all but two of the county's 223 voting
machines and a long list of candidates.
"Everything happened yesterday that
could possibly go wrong," said Durham
County election supervisor Mary
Brogden in a telephone interview. "Even
the absentee counters failed."
Polling sites in Durham were or
dered kept open until 10 p.m. instead of
the usual 7:30 p.m. by Superior Court
Judge Orlando Hudson because of
problems with voting machines.
But Hood Ellis, chairman of the state
Board of Elections, said a state judge
can extend polling by only an hour. An
order from a federal judge is needed to
extend polling beyond an hour, he said.
Gardner accused the Democrats of
trying to rig the election and failing.
"It was a typical step by the Demo
crats. When they were down, they tried
to cheat as usual," he said. "But it came
back to backfire in their face.
"Nothing surprises us with the
Democrats. It's amazing that we're
outregistered 2-to-1 , the press beats us,
but we still win the election," Gardner
said Lake, who declined to admit defeat
Wednesday. "I'm quite disturbed by the
Durham situation. I would say it's a
Webb said he was surprised at how
close the race was and attributed it, in
part, to the fact that Lake's father, I.
Beverly Lake Sr., was so well known in
"His name recognition would be
because his father ran for governor
twice," Webb said. "He (Lake Jr.) hasn't
been around as long as I have."
In other Supreme Court races,
Democratic Chief Justice James Exum
defeated Howard Manning 55 percent
to 45 percent and Democrat Willis
Whichard beat Republican Sam Currin.
Republicans in 1988 won election to
statewide judicial offices for the first
time this century, with Robert Orr
winning a seat on the state Court of
Appeals and Manning taking a Superior
have a chairman or chairwoman.
Chancellor Paul Hardin also did not
receive the letter Tuesday afternoon, as
the article stated. The Daily Tar Heel
regrets the errors. ,
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Bernard Craighead, a Democratic
National Committee consultant, said
the party wasn't cheating but wanted
"to ensure people the basic franchise
of every American."
In Guilford County, Superior Court
Judge Joseph John ordered polls open
until 8:30 p.m. at the request of the
local elections board because of vot
ing challenges and long lines.
Democratic leaders said lines ap
peared longest in black precincts,
which are heavily Democratic. They
blamed having only one campaign
registration book as the cause.
"I think they are trying to make it
inconvenient to vote at the heavily'
black precincts," said Democratic
County Commissioner Katie Dorsett.
Charges arose that poll workers
challenged voters' credentials at Pre
cinct No. 5, a predominantly black
precinct that votes on the North Caro
lina A&T State University campus.
Election officials vigorously denied
the allegation, and election supervisor
George Gilbert said the day went
without major glitches.
In Appeals Court races Tuesday, in
cumbent Democrat Hugh Wells de
feated Republican Randolph Ward,
Democratic incumbent Eugene Phillips
beat Ralph Walker, Democrat Clifton
Johnson beat Republican Carter
Lambeth and incumbent Sarah Parker
defeated Republican Dena Lingle.
Democratic incumbent Sidney Eagles
beat William Neely, while Democrat
Edward Greene defeated Republican
Sherry Alloway and the only Republi
can incumbent on the Appeals Court,
Ally son Duncan, fell to James Wynn Jr.
Republicans challenged for five of
35 Superior Court seats up for election.
Incumbent Republican Leon
Henderson lost to Quentin Sumner in
District 7-A. Another Republican ap
pointed to the seat James Booker
lost to Democrat Bill Wood Jr. Incum
bent Republican Ray Warren lost to
Democrat Marcus Johnson in 26-A.
In District 26-B, Republicans Sam
Wilson, an incumbent, and Jack Wolfe
lost to Democrats Robert Johnston and
Julia Jones for two seats. And in District
29, incumbent Democrat Loto Greenlee
and fellow Democrat Zoro Guice beat
Republicans Charles Burrell and Mark
Powell. . ...
Gubernatorial race results brinj
surprises for both political parties
From Associated Press reports
WASHINGTON S ix governors
found themselves out of a job
Wednesday after elections that gave
Democrats a new hold on two high
growth Sun Belt states, Florida and
Texas, while producing Republican
surprises in the Northeast and Midwest.
The results in the governor's races
didn't fully satisfy either party but
produced one clear winner inde
pendents. Former Republicans, running
as third-party candidates, won in Con
necticut and Alaska.
Voters, angry over taxes and eco
nomic unease, appeared to be behind
some of the incumbents' losses, in
cluding the ousters of Republicans Bob
Martinez in Florida, Kay Orr in Ne
braska, Mike Hayden in Kansas and Ed
DiPrete in Rhode Island.
The Democratic incumbents who lost,
Rudy Perpich in Minnesota and James
Blanchard in Michigan, both were
longtime political fixtures who were
seeking third terms and whose person
alities had become an issue.
"This is simply an overpowering
moment," said John Engler, the Re
publican winner in Michigan. A week
ago he was far behind in the public
Sen. Pete Wilson's victory in Cali
fornia, keeping the state in Republican
hands for a third term, was the GOP's
top priority, party spokesman Charles
Black said. Wilson defeated Democrat
Dianne Feinstein and now gets to appoint
his own successor to the Senate.
The victory also means Republicans
will have veto power when California's
Democratic-controlled legislature draws
new congressional district lines. Cali
fornia will gain seven House seats as a
result of population shifts, and Texas
and Florida also will pick up seats.
Republicans captured five state
houses that had been in Democratic
control: Massachusetts, Ohio, Vermont,
Michigan and Minnesota.
Massachusetts winner William Weld
had campaigned with a call for cuts in
state spending, but he appeared to benefit
most from lingering anger at retiring
Gov. Michael Dukakis and a series of
mean-sprited remarks from Democratic
nominee John Silber. Silber had called
Weld a "backstabbing son of a bitch"
and an "orange-headed WASP," and
displayed startling anger in a network
television talk show interview three days
before the election.
Democrats captured seven gover
norships from Republican control.
They will replace retiring GOP
governors in Texas, New Mexico and
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Campus Y Lounge. All members please attend.
4 p.m.: The Math Club will meet in 38S Phillips.
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Oklahoma, as well as the incumbents
unseated in Florida, Kansas, Rhode Is
land and Nebraska.
One state was still in doubt, and
seemed likely to remain that way for a
Arizona Republican Fife Symington
led narrowly over Democrat Terry
Goddard, but he was below the majority
required by a new state law passed in
the turmoil of Evan Mecham's im
peachment two years ago.
Write-ins won enough votes to deny
Symington 50 percent of the vote. The
Arizona law calls for a runoff, but no
one knew when it would be held.
"Overtime," declared Goddard. "The
rules of this game haven't been written
The results produced a net decline of
one governorship for the Democrats, to
28, and a drop of one for the Republi
cans, to 20, if Symington prevails.
The gains were the independents
in Alaska, former governor and Nixon
era interior secretary Wally Hickel, and
in Connecticut, Lowell Weicker, reborn
as an independent after losing his GOP
Senate seat two years ago.
Numbers and independents aside,
Democrats looked like the bigger win
ners. Ann Richards victory in Texas was
a stinging embarrassment for President
Bush, who claims Texas as his home
and spent the last three days there
stumping for Republican Clayton Wil
liams. "Bush doesn't make any difference,"
said Mark Gearan, director of the
Democratic Governors Association.
"He doesn't have any coattails and in
some cases he burdened the candidates."
The overriding issue in Texas ap
peared to be Williams himself, and the
gaffes he committed in squandering a
once-overwhelming lead in the pre
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workshop to discuss available and potential resources,
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election polls. The last straw may have
come last week when the millionaire
oilman offhandedly admitted he paid
no income taxes in 1986.
Williams acknowledged that his
damage was mostly self-inflicted.
"Maybe I'm a little too open, maybe
straightforward," Williams said.
The loss of Martinez to former
Democratic Sen. Lawton Chiles in
Florida was also an embarrassment to
Bush, who had made three campaign
visits to the state. The victory gave
Democrats the chance to claim they
have halted at least for now -Florida's
clear trend toward Republ icans
in recent years.
"I think all Republicans are breath
ing a huge sigh of relief because there
was so much doom-and-gloom going
on," said Michele Davis, director of the
Republican Governors' Association.
"Obviously Texas was a heartbreaker,
but Michigan takes a little of that pain
Gearan said Democratic losses in
Ohio and Michigan, and the party's
failure to regain Illinois, were in part
due to a weakened economy and in
creased burdens on state governments
as a result of 10 years of Republican
presidents. Democrats, he said, were
blamed for their states economic
"We took the fall," he said.
One of the most startling outcomes
was in Minnesota. The winner, Repub
lican Ame Carlson, had been a loser in
the GOP primary. But hi was placed on
the general-election ballot just 10 days
before the election when the GOP
nominee, Jon Grunseth, withdrew from
the race amid allegations of sexual
In victory, Carlson compared himself
to Lazarus, the biblical character who
rose from the dead.
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5 p.m.: Youth For Elderly Service of the Cam
pus Y will meet in the Y Lounge.
6 p.m.: The Presbyterian Campus Ministry
will have an undergraduate dinner at the Presbyterian
Student Center, 1 10 Henderson St.
Brothers discussion group for and about African-American
male students will meet in the first
floor lounge of Ehringhaus donn. Tonight's meeting
will explore. "Black Male Sexuality and Relation
ships: Myths and Realities.
National SEAC will hold a New Office Wanning
Party at our new location above Anajana's and Salon
135. All welcome. See you there.
Student Homeless Outreach Coalition is meet
ing to discuss plans for Human Rights Week ami
upcoming events in the Campus Y Ijoungc. All arc
6:30 p.m.: The Black Prc-Professional Health
Society will hold a meeting in the BCC. Dr. Mctcall
from the ECU Medical School will discuss admission
requirements and minority opportunities at I-'CU.
7 p.m.: The Outing Club will meet in 20S Union
to discuss upcoming trips.
UCPPS announces a presentation by J.C. Bradford
at the Carolina Inn.
UCPPS announces a presentation by Morgan
Stanley & Company in the U Ballroom at the Carol ina
7:30 p.m.: The Black Cultural Center and The
Chapel of the Cross present a panel discussion with
UNC athletes. "Racism: Our Common Bondage, in
Gerrard Hall. Reception following in BCC.
8 p.m.: Chimera, UNC's science fiction and fan
tasy club, will have a panel discussion, "What is a
Fan?" in 208 Union.
rrEMS OF INTEREST
Human Rights Week: T-shirts ($10) and raffle
tickets ($ 1 ) will be on sale through tomorrow in the Pit
(10 a.m.-2 p.m.). Over 15 great prizes being raffled
off. Monies are used to pay for speakers such as
Randell Robinson and Winnie Mandela during Hu
man Rights Week.
The Elections Board announces that positions
are now available for Student Congress candidates for
an open seat in Undergraduate District 1 5 (Northeast,
off-campus) which is East of Airport Road and North
of Franklin St. Stop by the Elections Board Office in
Suite A, Union for details. Petitions arc due by 5 p.m.
on Nov. 27.
Tar Heel Recycling Project announces that the
mobile drop-off site for today is behind the dumpsters
between Hanes Art Center and Hill Hall.
Campus Y announces Pit registration for Foot
falls, a 10K road race and two-mile fun-run on Sun
day. Nov. 1 1. at 2 p.m. Runners of all abilities are
welcome and prizes will go to the top runners and
teams. All proceeds go to the Campus Y! Please sign
GPSF offers information on the application pro
cess for in-stale tuition. See the bulletin board outside
Suite D of the Union.
The 1991 Yackety Yack. UNC's official year
book, is on sale now through Friday, Nov. 9 in the Pit
from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Order your copy today!
SAFE Escort needs you! Applications now avail
able at Union desk and in the Steele Building base
ment. Return or mail to SAFE Escort. CB 5100, 13
Steele Building, ASAP.
The Student Union Gallery Committee present
Extremely Visible: "Art and Artifacts of the Helms
Era," an exhibit of work by local artists and artifacts
from national artist expressing concerns about
scapegoating and censorship, in the Union Gallery
until Nov. 17.
PlayMakers Repertory Company will present
the Southeastern premiere of "Nothing Sacred." by
Canadian playwright George F. Walker. Oct. 24 -Nov.
1 1 at the Paul Green Theatre in Chapel Hill. For
more information, call 962-PLAY. We need ushers
for these performances. Usher sign-up sheets are
located outside 203 Graham Memorial building. For
more information call Mary at 962-2489. PlayMakers
will also present "The Nutcracker: A Play," Nov. 28
Dec. 22 at the Paul Green Theatre.
The Dept. of Dramatic Art presents "Hogan's
Goat,"by William Alfred Nov.7-1 1 in the Play makers
Theatre. Call 962-PLAY for more info.
SENIOR CLASS 1991
Look in today's
Classifieds for infor
mation about the all new
Senior Nights Out If
you have any questions.
comments or concerns about the Senior Class, stop
by the Class Office, Suite B or the Union, 9-5, M-F.