Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019
After ballot fraud, millions of dollars in spending and a last-minute push by the Trump administration, voters in the 9th District have settled the last remaining race of the 2018 midterm. What do the results say about the political landscape going into 2020?
The hotly-contested race was being portrayed as a bellwether for the presidential race, as well as the battle over control of Congress.
A special election in North Carolina tonight will determine the winner of the last House race of 2018, which is being rerun after a GOP operative's illegal absentee ballot scheme. The results could provide a bellwether for 2020. https://t.co/TbxisejdEr
— NPR (@NPR) September 10, 2019
Meanwhile, unlike the 2017 primary that saw a mayor denied renomination and the ousters of several City Council members, voters were in a status quo mood for Charlotte city hall. Tuesday's Democratic municipal primary kept Mayor Vi Lyles on track for a second term, and the four at-large City Council incumbents are poised to hold their seats for another term.
Michael Bitzer, Catawba College, chair of the Department of Politics (@BowTiePolitics)
Steve Harrison, WFAE political reporter (@Sharrison_WFAE)