As you know, North Carolina is considered one of five toss-up states in this election. But, if for some reason you needed more reasons to make this election day memorable, see the "More Reasons" section below. Don't spend Election Night sitting at home flipping through the channels or even (gasp!) turning in early and waiting to hear the results the next day. Instead, join us at Amra's after work for some bipartisan partying - all night long! We'll have:
- Free Food - Sub sandwiches, snacks, desserts
- $5 red or blue martinis, $2 Budweiser American Lager
- Election coverage on EVERY TV plus a 10 foot screen
- Wear your "I Voted" sticker - 1/2 off beer and wine
- Election/Presidential Trivia "Are You Smarter Than a Democrat/Republican/Independent?"(Great PRIZES for every question answered correctly)
Prizes donated by local businesses:
- Revolver Consignment Boutique - Thanks Liz
- Catch 22 - Thanks Heather
- Salon 21 - Thanks Toni
- Kelly Odom Flowers
- Tobacco Road Sports Cafe
- Harris Wholesale (Budweiser)
- Southern Wine & Spirits - Thanks Kevin
- Mutual Distributing
- Cupcake Shoppe - Thanks Sara
- and more, including golf items, cigars, wine...
1. The 2008 election is particularly notable because it is the first time in U.S. history that two sitting senators will run against each other for president,
2. and because it is the first time an African American is a presidential nominee for a major party,
3. as well as the first time both major candidates were born outside the continental United States—Hawaii for Obama and the Panama Canal Zone for McCain.
4. Since the Republican nominee for vice-president is a woman, the eventual winning ticket is very likely to be historic, as neither an African American nor a female has achieved either office.
5. Also, the Republican presidential candidate, John McCain, would be the oldest first-term president
6. and the Democratic nominee for vice-president, Joe Biden, would be the first Roman Catholic vice president.