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.
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.
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:
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.
As the state's primary day draws closer, WFAE is bringing you profiles of each of the major candidates for governor. Now, we meet Republican contender and Salisbury attorney Bill Graham. WUNC's Laura Leslie reports.
Democrat Kay Hagan is on the ballot for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Republican Elizabeth Dole. Hagan currently serves as a member of the North Carolina Senate. WUNC's Jessica Jones reports on Hagan and her campaign.
North Carolina's May 6 Primary is a big deal for the Democrats running for president. But it's just a rubber stamp for Republican Presidential Candidate John McCain. Still, the Charlotte Chamber today announced that McCain will pay a visit to speak with local business leaders the day before the primary. WFAE's Julie Rose reports.
The North Carolina State Board of Elections says voter registrations this year are up among all races and political parties compared to four years ago. Mecklenburg County Board of Elections Director Michael Dickerson says the same is true for the Charlotte Region. He spoke with WFAE's Julie Rose: To find early voting locations and registration information, visit www.meckboe.org.
North Carolina is in the political spotlight this Spring - which is unusual since the state's primary is one of the last in the nation. WFAE's Julie Rose reports on the unlikely importance of May 6th, and considers whether it will make a difference come November.