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Candidate ME 4 - Mr Postman...


In this episode, Tom breaks a campaign promise and asks our political gurus for their pick as the biggest broken political promise in Mecklenburg County.

Then Candidate ME takes a look at absentee mail-in ballots - the potential problems and even a recent scandal with them.

And our completely biased political panel is back in studio talking about how campaigns and their candidates know who votes by mail-an ballot and they fight hard to get those votes. And how they microtarget you if you don’t. Then they share stories of other shady and sometimes illegal things campaigns do during early voting in order to get you on their side.

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Republican Larry Shaheen (left) and Democrat Dan McCorkle (right) are the political strategists that make up our completely biased political panel.


Tom Bullock decided to trade the khaki clad masses and traffic of Washington DC for Charlotte in 2014. Before joining WFAE, Tom spent 15 years working for NPR. Over that time he served as everything from an intern to senior producer of NPR’s Election Unit. Tom also spent five years as the senior producer of NPR’s Foreign Desk where he produced and reported from Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, Haiti, Egypt, Libya, Lebanon among others. Tom is looking forward to finally convincing his young daughter, Charlotte, that her new hometown was not, in fact, named after her.