A lot has been said about the narrow gap expected to decide what becomes of North Carolina's 15 votes in the Electoral College, and political operatives are all over the state making sure all their party's supporters cast a ballot.
Maybe it's time for attention to shift to one of the few remaining constituencies chock full of undecided voters – The Craigslist Vote.
If a series of emails forwarded to the state Board of Elections gives any indication, The Craigslist Vote is very concerned with very certain economic issues.
A Cary resident in September apparently offered up a couple absentee votes in return for the best offer.
"Due to there being no viable canidate for me to choose from I am selling mine and my wife's vote," said the Sept. 20 post. "I will fill out the absentee ballot with you."
Buying or selling a vote is against federal and state law, so when the state caught wind of the post, an employee tried to respond to the post to put a name with the beacon of democracy who was offering the votes for "cash offers or trades."
The post had already been deleted, so the state can only wonder – and hope similar posts are forwarded a little sooner next time around.
During the last presidential election, an N.C. State student made national headlines for jokingly trying to sell her vote on Ebay.