Charlotte elections http://wfae.org en Forum Draws Differences Among At-Large Candidates http://wfae.org/post/forum-draws-differences-among-large-candidates <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>A forum featuring eight Charlotte City Council candidates Tuesday found little support for a streetcar, grudging support for business incentives and lingering resentment over the state’s effort to transfer control of the airport.</p><p>Eight contenders for four at-large seats met for a forum at WTVI sponsored by the League of Women Voters. Taking part were four Democrats, a Libertarian and three of four Republicans. Republican Vanessa Faura did not attend.</p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 15:39:21 +0000 Jim Morrill 38242 at http://wfae.org Forum Draws Differences Among At-Large Candidates GOP's Slide In Charlotte Elections Likely To Continue http://wfae.org/post/gops-slide-charlotte-elections-likely-continue <p>With Washington’s mess garnering the nation’s attention, many voters would like a chance to register their complaints against DC right now. And while they will have to wait until next spring’s primary elections and the general election a year from now, some voters will have their chance to express their votes in the coming weeks.</p><p>I say “some” voters because very few voters cast their ballots in odd-year elections, one of which is Charlotte.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 15:35:40 +0000 Michael Bitzer 37455 at http://wfae.org GOP's Slide In Charlotte Elections Likely To Continue As Charlotte Grows, GOP Precincts Get Some Blue http://wfae.org/post/charlotte-grows-gop-precincts-get-some-blue <p>With the primary elections for the City of Charlotte concluded and the candidates for city offices selected, can any analysis be done in looking at the fall’s general election for the Queen City?</p><p>An analytical approach known as the “partisan voting index,” or PVI, can give us a sense of how each of the county’s 195 precincts politically “behave” in their voting patterns.</p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 02:07:33 +0000 Michael Bitzer 35235 at http://wfae.org As Charlotte Grows, GOP Precincts Get Some Blue