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Campaign signs dwindling in yards

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Usually people know it is election time by the large number of signs and bumper stickers supporting a particular candidate, but when you drive around the Wilmington area, these signs are few and far between. Signs in our area may have to do with not being able to get them at local headquarters, but experts say voters are showing their support for candidates in other ways. David Weber, a professor of Communications at UNCW, thinks he knows why. “To use a bumper sticker or put a sign on your lawn is to express yourself about your ideological position, your political position, and your candidate preference. I think that type of political expression is accomplished in other ways, through a blog, through a personal website, posting on lists that you may belong to." Even with the changing technology, voters in our area are still showing their support. "There is always a need and a want for people that want to support their party, this year with the addition of Sarah Palin. It's been incredible the number of people coming in a requesting signs." said Chris Dean, head of the New Hanover County Republican committee. If you do not want a sign in your front yard, experts say not to worry. A cardboard sign most likely will not sway many voters anyway. The McCain headquarters just got five hundred new signs in over the weekend. The Obama headquarters is expecting a shipment of their signs later this week.

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