Local issues, national climate, bring cross-generation Black voters to polls

Economy, education, health care and environment are top concerns named by these Charlotte voters.
By Michael J. Solender | October 6, 2020

Another defeat for North Carolina’s voter ID law

A three-judge panel of the North Carolina Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that Senate Bill 824 was written with an “intention to target African American voters.”
By Glenn Burkins | February 19, 2020

Mecklenburg Sheriff Garry McFadden takes voter education into county jail

Starting today, McFadden will partner with the nonprofit group You Can Vote to inform county inmates about their rights to cast ballots in the November election.
By Glenn Burkins | September 30, 2019

Judges toss N.C. legislative maps; extreme partisan gerrymandering, they say

The judges gave Republican lawmakers two weeks to draw new legislative boundaries, and the maps must be drawn using strict criteria and without partisan consideration.
By Glenn Burkins | September 4, 2019

Groups call on Apple and Amazon to help kill voter-ID amendment

Progressive organizations, including the NAACP and Color of Change, say the tech giants should pressure leaders in the House and Senate to reconsider a plan to amend the North Carolina Constitution to require voter ID.
By Glenn Burkins | June 25, 2018

NAACP calls for boycott of North Carolina over voting, bathroom laws

Among other demands, NAACP leaders said state lawmakers need to create fair election districts that do not dilute the black vote.
By Colleen Jenkins, Reuters | February 25, 2017

Setting aside campaign rancor, Obama and Trump meet to discuss transition

The 90-minute meeting in the White House Oval Office, with no aides present, took place just two days after Trump's stunning election defeat of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
By Steve Holland and Jeff Mason, Reuters | November 10, 2016

Charlotte residents react to Trump victory (video)

African Americans in North Carolina turned out to vote, but not in high enough numbers to give Hillary Clinton an advantage over Donald Trump.
By QCity Metro | November 10, 2016

Pat McCrory unwilling to concede in tight race

Roy Cooper, the state's attorney general, declared victory after unofficial election results showed him leading McCrory by fewer than 5,000 votes.
By By Colleen Jenkins, Reuters | November 10, 2016

Trump defeats Clinton in stunning White House upset

Republican Donald Trump stunned the world by defeating heavily favored Hillary Clinton in Tuesday's presidential election, ending eight years of Democratic rule and sending the United States on a new, uncertain path.
By Steve Holland and John Whitesides, Reuters | November 9, 2016