2016 Election

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  Republicans had a big night in Mecklenburg County, and across the state in Tuesday's election.  They may have Donald Trump to thank. 

Maps show a change in Pat McCrory's support in Mecklenburg County between 2012 and 2016. Red is Republican (McCrory) and Blue is Roy Cooper (Democrat).
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Democrat Roy Cooper is claiming victory in his bid to unseat Governor Pat McCrory, though results aren’t final. If he loses, the governor can trace the defeat in part to Mecklenburg County. Changing voting patterns and his stand on controversial issues, including I-77 tolls, have eroded the former Charlotte mayor’s popularity at home. 

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President Obama spoke at the White House on Wednesday, a day after the candidate he hoped would carry on his legacy suffered a devastating blow to Donald Trump.

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Hillary Clinton is conceding defeat to President-elect Donald Trump, capping off one of the biggest upsets in modern political history.

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We know the big news. Republican Donald Trump has been elected the 45th President of the United States of America. We also know that he will work with a GOP controlled US House and Senate.

But what do we know about state races and the roll North Carolina played in electing Trump the 45th President of the United States?

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In the North Carolina legislature, Republicans maintained their supermajority in both the House and Senate. That means regardless of who's governor, lawmakers can override him.

Hudson Wins The 8th

Nov 8, 2016

The AP has declared Republican Richard Hudson winner in the race for North Carolina's 8th District of the U.S. House of Representatives. 

Stay tuned to WFAE tonight for more results on this Election Day and listen for updates and analysis tomorrow on Morning Edition starting at 5:00.

Adams Wins The 12th

Nov 8, 2016

The AP has declared Democrat Alma Adams winner in the race for North Carolina's 12th House District.  

Stay tuned to WFAE tonight for more results on this Election Day and listen for updates and analysis tomorrow on Morning Edition starting at 5:00.

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North Carolina's governor's race is not likely to be decided election night, or any night this week. That's because it's so close the state Board of Elections will need to go through provisional ballots and absentee ballots. With all precincts reported, Cooper has a lead of roughly .1 percent. This keeps changing so you can find the current totals here.

Josh Lawson, State Board of Elections General Counsel, joined us during our live election night special. As of 12:30 a.m. on Wednesday the 9th (when the interview took place) here's how he explained the process. 


From NPR

Nov 8, 2016

Today, as results come in across the country, NPR reporters will be updating this breaking news blog in real time. The NPR Politics team, along with Member station reporters, will be providing live updates in the form of photo, video, commentary and analysis for both national and local contested races. 

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