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Charlotte Talks Politics: Ready Or Not, 2020 Is Here. A Preview Of The Year Ahead.

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Monday, Jan. 13, 2020

With a momentous year in politics now underway, Charlotte Talks will be spending every Monday looking at the 2020 election. Let's start off with what's on the ballot and what's at stake in North Carolina.

Think the 2020 election is still a ways off in North Carolina? Guess again.

The state's Super Tuesday Democratic presidential primary is less than two months away, and early voting ballots are going out Monday.

North Carolina will have the third-most delegates up for grabs in the primary, which takes place just days after South Carolina's historically pivotal primary.

The primary will also set the field for a closely-watched U.S. Senate race that could set another spending record. 

After years of court fights over gerrymandering, new political maps for Congress and the state legislature will be in effect.

And that's just a snapshot of the year ahead in politics.

GUESTS

Steve Harrison, WFAE political reporter and co-host of the Inside Politics podcast (@Sharrison_WFAE)

Jim Morrill, The Charlotte Observer, political reporter (@jimmorrill)

Scott Huffmon, Winthrop University, professor of political science and director of the Winthrop Poll (@HuffmonPolitics)

A veteran of Charlotte radio news, Chris joined the "Charlotte Talks" staff in January 2016, but has been listening to WFAE since discovering the station as a high schooler.