Politics

Election Officials Expect Record Turnout

May 6, 2008

Election officials expect Mecklenburg County residents to vote in record numbers today. WFAE's Julie Rose reports.

Young Charlotte Voters' Impressions

May 6, 2008

Around 100 students from West Charlotte High School walked in groups to a polling place to vote for the first time ever. WFAE's Simone Orendain reports.

Young Charlotte Voters Go to the Polls

May 5, 2008

Some students from West Charlotte High School took time out of class for early voting. WFAE's Simone Orendain reports.

Election returns throughout the Presidential primary show a large gap between generations. Older people tend toward Hillary Clinton. Younger voters are Barack Obama's. But as WFAE's Julie Rose reports, the ongoing Democratic race is also opening conversation across generations.

Early Voting Sees Record Turnout

May 5, 2008

A record 43,000 people in Mecklenburg County voted early - many waiting in line for hours on Saturday before polls closed. County officials are bracing for another mad rush for Primary Election Day. WFAE's Julie Rose reports. Polls open at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday and close at 7:30 p.m. Tune to 90.7 WFAE for breaking coverage of election results throughout the evening.

Perdue in Race for Democratic Nomination

May 5, 2008

Lieutenant Governor Bev Perdue is one of two major contenders for the Democratic nomination for governor. WUNC's Laura Leslie has this profile of Perdue.

Former state Supreme Court Justice Bob Orr is one of four major contenders for the Republican nomination for governor of North Carolina. WUNC's Laura Leslie provides this profile.

Judicial Races Pose Problems for Voters

May 2, 2008

North Carolina voters will have their say on some high profile races Tuesday, including President and Governor. There are also some lesser-known races on the ballot - including a couple of the state's top judicial positions. That choice poses a tricky problem for many voters. WFAE's Julie Rose explains:

Fred Smith Vies for Republican Nomination

May 2, 2008

In these days leading up to the primary election, WFAE is bringing you profiles of all six major candidates for governor. In this profile, we meet our third Republican candidate, State Senator Fred Smith. WUNC's Laura Leslie reports.

In this first of six profiles of the major candidates for NC governor, WUNC's Laura Leslie takes a look at Republican Pat McCrory.

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