Election

Black Voters Agree To Disagree With Obama On
6:31 pm
Mon May 14, 2012

Black Voters Agree To Disagree With Obama On Same-Sex Marriage

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Romney Returns To Rally Charlotte Supporters
6:31 pm
Sat May 12, 2012

Romney Returns To Rally Charlotte Supporters

Mitt Romney delivered a 15 minute speech to supporters Friday at Charlotte Pipe and Foundry. Photo: Julie Rose

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The Party Line
12:00 am
Mon May 7, 2012

Primary Serves As General Election For Many Legislative Seats

Tuesday’s primary election is full of interesting competitions on the ballot: several competitive U.S. House districts (including the 9th and 8th here in the Charlotte area), a battle among Democrats to go up against Republican Pat McCrory, and the constitutional amendment regarding marriage.

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Election 2012
12:00 am
Fri May 4, 2012

Campaign Ads Confuse The Voting Landscape

As we get to the May 8th primary election, we are seeing more and more television advertisements for various candidates, particularly in the hotly contested 9thCongressional District, but also in the 8th Congressional District just to the east of Charlotte.


In modern campaigns, the vehicle of choice among candidates has consistently been television. For political advertisers, TV offers a number of advantages that other forms of political communication can’t meet.

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The Party Line
12:00 am
Tue May 1, 2012

Young Vote Still Strong For Obama. Question Is Turnout

2008 National Exit Poll Results by Age (percents under age groups indicate percentage of the electorate)

With President Obama’s visit to North Carolina and to UNC Chapel Hill last week, commentators have been observing that it’s the opening salvo in the Democrat’s attempt to re-energize the youth vote — a critical bloc that in 2008 helped to give Obama the win.

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The Party Line
12:00 am
Thu April 26, 2012

Judges Will Likely Have Final Say On Amendment One

With early voting under way, North Carolinians have a variety of offices and issues to resolve leading up to the May 8th primary election.  But the voting contest that seems to be attracting the most attention is the proposed amendment to the state constitution regarding marriage.

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The Party Line
12:00 am
Fri April 20, 2012

Kickoff To 2012: A Redux Of 1980′s Most Memorable Lines

Romney’s visit to Charlotte to “prebut” Obama’s upcoming September acceptance speech made headlines, but on the same day the Romney campaign released a second blow against the president, in the guise of Obama himself.

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Two More Years for Mayor McCrory
12:00 pm
Tue November 8, 2005

Two More Years for Mayor McCrory

(11/08/05) It's a good thing Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory likes his job, because he's got a few more years in office. McCrory easily defeated Democrat challenger Craig Madans with 56 percent of the vote. This will be McCrory's sixth term in office. In other election news, voters rejected a multi-million dollar Charlotte Mecklenburg School bonds package, although they did approve one for Central Piedmont Community College. 

Charlotte Mayoral Preview
12:00 pm
Tue November 1, 2005

Charlotte Mayoral Preview

(11/01/05) Next week, Charlotte voters will go to the polls to, among other things, choose a mayor. Their options are clear: five-term incumbent and, very visible, Pat McCrory, or his challenger, Democrat Craig Madans. McCrory has defeated Madans in the past, but Madans is more confident than ever that he'll be able to unseat the Republican. It sets up a showdown that some say isn't much of a showdown at all. WFAE's Scott Graf reports.

Bond Referendum: For and Against
1:00 pm
Fri October 28, 2005

Bond Referendum: For and Against

(10/28/05) Mecklenburg County voters will decide on November 8 whether to approve a $427 million school bond package. County voters have rejected just two bond referenda since 1966. But this is one of the larger amounts in recent years that Charlotte-Mecklenburg Scools is requesting. WFAE's Simone Orendain explores what's at stake for those who support it and those who oppose it.

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