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Despite N.C. Gov's Wishes, National Elections Will Be Held

2:00 PM, Sep 27, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
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One year ago today, North Carolina governor Bev Perdue suggested suspending national elections.

"I think we ought to suspend, perhaps, elections for Congress for two years and just tell them we won't hold it against them, whatever decisions they make, to just let them help this country recover. I really hope that someone can agree with me on that," Perdue famously said. "You want people who don't worry about the next election."

Well, a year later, national elections are still on track to be held in just over a month.

That's a good enough reason for North Carolina Republican party to celebrate. Today, they've released this "anniversary" card:

"The North Carolina Republican Party is thrilled with the candidates we have recruited and the ground game we have built. We have knocked on more than 100x the amount of doors and made 20x the amount of phone calls than we had at this point in 2008," says Rob Lockwood of the North Carolina Republican party. "And with today being the anniversary of Gov. Perdue’s ‘suspend elections’ comment, we’re happy to report that the election will go on as planned in 40 days."

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