Politics

McCrory Expects Perdue to Make Good

Nov 11, 2008

Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory is picking up the pieces after his narrow loss to Bev Perdue last week in the race for governor. It was the first time the record seven-term mayor lost a bid for office. WFAE's Simone Orendain has more.

Early Voting for South Carolina?

Nov 10, 2008

For years now, Democrats in the South Carolina State Legislature have tried to get early voting approved. They plan to try again this year, too. State Democratic Representative Joe Neal hopes the success of early voting elsewhere - coupled with long lines voters experienced in South Carolina - will finally change things. "What we need is to make voting as easy as possible for the citizens of this state," says Neal. "And we've seen it done successfully in NC and roughly 32 other states, so we know it works.

Gov. Perdue Debuts in Charlotte

Nov 7, 2008

Libertarians Win Spot on Future Ballot

Nov 5, 2008

2008 Brings Big Changes for Elections in Meck Co

Nov 5, 2008

Bigger Majority for Dems on MeckCo Commission

Nov 5, 2008

Kissell Upsets Incumbent Congressman Hayes

Nov 5, 2008

Area Democrats Celebrate Obama Win

Nov 5, 2008

It was an emotional night for Democrats in Charlotte - particularly those who were involved in the Civil Rights movement. County Commissioner and civil rights activist Vilma Leake was overcome with emotion at news that Barack Obama had won. "I can recall the '60s when we marched. When we strove to vote. And tonight God has answered our prayers. Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, I am free at last," Leake exclaimed. She joined hundreds of exuberant Democrats in celebrating the election results at a party in Charlotte last night.

Hagan Defeats Incumbent Senator Dole

Nov 5, 2008

McCrory Loses Gubernatorial Bid

Nov 5, 2008

JCSU Students Root for Obama

Nov 4, 2008

Election Going Smoothly in North Carolina

Nov 4, 2008

Election watchdogs say North Carolina voters are experiencing very few problems at the polls today. Bob Phillips of Common Cause North Carolina says lines are common everywhere, and wet weather damaged some ballots in the Raleigh area. But he says the 40-percent of voters who cast an early ballot seem to have made things easier today. "That's not to say that we will completely go through this period without any problems," says Phillips.

NC Voters Excited, Relieved

Nov 4, 2008

Battleground Status Brings NC Voters Out

Nov 4, 2008

North Carolina is one of a handful of so-called battleground states the nation is watching closely today. Not since before 1976, has the state has chosen a Democrat for President. But polls show Barack Obama with strong support from North Carolina. "I think it's kind of exciting that North Carolina, our vote really counts," says voter Marge Godfrey. Sometimes you feel like it doesn't, but it does. So vote!" Godfrey waited about 30 minutes to vote at her Charlotte polling place this morning.

WFAE News' latest reports from Mecklenburg County and across North Carolina and analysis of election returns.

Senator Dole's Concession Speech

Nov 4, 2008

Senator Elizabeth Dole addresses her supporters as she concedes the North Carolina US Senate race to Democrat Kay Hagan.

Ready for the Big Day

Nov 3, 2008

Democrats Republicans Harold Cogdell, Jr. Listen Dan Murrey Listen Jennifer Roberts Listen Hal Jordan Listen Dan Ramirez Listen Susan Walker Listen Mecklenburg County residents may vote for three candidates.

Low blow? Dole ad paints Hagan as atheist

Oct 29, 2008

Sen. Elizabeth Dole's latest ad implies that Kay Hagan is an atheist. The Dole campaign also leaves the impression that the Godless Americans Political Action Committee hosted a fund-raiser for Hagan. This isn't true.

$477 Million in Bonds on Ballot in Mecklenburg

Oct 29, 2008

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