Election

Sunday Headlines
10:07 am
Sun November 18, 2012

County Commission Must Decide How To Address Meck Revaluation Flaws

How Mecklenburg County responds to complaints about flaws in the 2011 property revaluation is now up to county commissioners. An outside consultant who reviewed the revaluation delivered a final report to the county Friday, and it’s on the agenda for Tuesday’s County Commission meeting.

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The Party Line
11:15 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Expect North Carolina To Remain A Battleground State

Michael Bitzer

The 2012 Election: It’s a New North Carolina

Now that the dust has settled in the and we have all (hopefully) survived the general election, some thoughts on the aftermath of the 2012 election.

First, North Carolina is more like Virginia than South Carolina.

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Election 2012
4:31 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

McCrory Set To Make Transition Announcements

Jack Hawke and Pat McCrory

Pat McCrory says he’s moving quickly in preparations to take over the governor’s office.  He plans to announce his transition team tomorrow. 

North Carolina will soon have a Republican governor and Republican majorities in the state house and senate. 

At a press conference Wednesday, McCrory said he’ll reach out to leaders of both parties. 

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Election 2012
3:04 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Obama Loss In NC A Blow To Local Democrats

President Barack Obama was re-elected to a second term last night in race that see-sawed back and forth late into the night. This time four years ago, it was still unclear which way North Carolina had gone in the presidential race. Not so today. Republican Mitt Romney won the state by 96,000 votes – dealing a blow to local Democrats.

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Election 2012
1:46 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Pittenger Cruises To Congress In 9th District

Credit Briana Duggan / WFAE

The 9th district congressional seat will remain Republican. Former state Sen. Robert Pittenger defeated Mecklenburg County Commissioner Jennifer Roberts 52 to 46 percent. Pittenger will replace Republican Sue Myrick, who is retiring after 18 years in office.

In his victory speech at the Marriott SouthPark, Pittenger spoke of freedoms under attack, “especially the free enterprise system.”

And he pledged that he will work to that system. from the government.

“The greatest anecdote to poverty is the free enterprise system, not the government.”

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Local And State Elections
12:26 am
Wed November 7, 2012

McCrory Elected NC Governor

Pat McCrory
Credit The Charlotte Observer

The so-called “Charlotte curse” has been broken.  Former Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory is now Governor-Elect McCory. He beat Democrat Walter Dalton tonight.  

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Developing
10:35 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

Some NC Races Decided

North Carolina Governor-elect Pat McCrory
Credit www.PatMcCrory.com

Former Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory is now Governor-elect Pat McCory. He gave his victory speech around 9 p.m. shortly after receiving a concession call from Democratic opponent Walter Dalton.

“Our goal was not just to become governor and get elected to this great office. Our goal was to be governor to lead. That’s what we plan to do and we plan to start that work tomorrow,” McCrory said from a ballroom at the Westin hotel in Uptown Charlotte.

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Election 2012
9:36 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

Scenes Of Election Day In NC

Supporters waiting for Governor-Elect Pat McCrory at the Westin in Charlotte
Lisa Miller
Election 2012
5:15 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

Explaining NC's Strange Straight-Party Voting Law

North Carolina voters got an extra bit of instruction at the polls today regarding a quirk in the state's straight-party voting rules.  It's nothing new – in fact, it's been the law since the 1960s – but it's a perpetual source of confusion. The quirk is this: in North Carolina people who choose to vote straight-party still have to vote separately for president.  

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Elections
4:38 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

Voting Goes Smoothly In Charlotte So Far

Volunteers campaign more than 50 feet away from the entrance to First Ward Elementary School, which served as a polling place for the election.
Credit Michael Tomsic

Election officials say there have been few problems – none major – with voting in the Charlotte area Tuesday. For the most part, people have obeyed laws preventing campaigning too close to polling places, voting machines have functioned properly, and voters have faced short lines. Many election officials say the short waits are in part because of the state's record turnout of early voters. Some precinct chairs say almost half of their precincts' registered voters cast their ballots before Tuesday morning.

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