election 2020

Here’s how much Charlotte’s most powerful have donated to Biden and Trump

Every election cycle, millions of dollars pour in from individual donors and corporations to presidential candidates. This year will set more records, with...

How Charlotte voted in the past 7 presidential elections. Plus, 2020 turnout so far

Election Day is one week away, and so far, turnout is high. We’re about a week ahead of the state’s count in 2016. As of Monday morning, 3.17...

Get to know the candidates vying to become North Carolina’s chief banker

Think of the state treasurer as North Carolina’s chief banker. The position oversees a $100 billion pension plan that provides benefits for more than...

Will the Charlotte suburbs send President Trump to a second term?

Suburban voters in swing states like North Carolina could decide the 2020 presidential election. People living in close-by communities played outsized roles in...

FAQ: How can I be sure my vote counts? And 8 more reader questions

For all of the passionate calls to vote this November, there are equally passionate, but often unfounded, claims about whether those votes will be counted...

6 tips from Charlotte therapists for dealing with your ‘crazy’ uncle’s political rants

Presidential elections are always heated, but this year’s feels even more intense — especially in a swing state like North Carolina in the midst of a...

What it was like to vote in North Carolina on the first day of this monumental election

At Allegra Westbrooks Library on Beatties Ford Road on Thursday morning, I met an Army veteran who built a supply route over the Himalayas during World War II....

Early voting starts today in North Carolina. Find the Mecklenburg County site that’s most convenient for you

We can vote in person today. From the sea to the mountains in North Carolina, and from Cornelius Town Hall in north Mecklenburg to Ardrey Kell High School in...

Democrats can’t win without the Black vote. Here’s what that means in Charlotte

In her big chance to share Charlotte with the world, Cozzie Watkins chose to stand in front of the sign for the Hidden Valley neighborhood. The 69-year-old...

Where presidents eat: 13 NC restaurants that fed Obama, Bush, Clinton, and more

When presidents and presidential candidates visit North Carolina, you usually won’t see them at a fancy steakhouse. Instead, they tend to stick to the...

N.C. governor’s race: Where the candidates stand on 9 key issues facing Charlotte

The race for North Carolina governor is one of the most-watched gubernatorial races in the country this fall. For many voters, it’ll be a referendum on...

From legalizing pot to solving food insecurity: Understanding NC’s agriculture commissioner race

This story was updated on Friday, October 2, at 4:25 p.m. Jenna Wadsworth and Steve Troxler are both farmers who went to N.C. State. That’s pretty much...