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Charlotte Talks: 308 Days Later, The 9th District Is Settled, Just In Time For 2020

Erin Keever / WFAE

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.

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)