politics

Why Charlotte is melting down right now over the Republican National Convention

Charlotte has been talking off and on since February about hosting the 2020 Republican National Convention. While the politics of these things are always...

Charlotte is the front-runner to host the 2020 Republican National Convention — because no one else wants to

I don’t blame Charlotteans for getting “bid fatigue.” Our city likes to play host, and we’re always throwing our hat in the ring for...

5 Charlotte Republican candidates facing challenges at the Board of Elections

An unusual series of political battles have begun in Charlotte, weeks before the primary in what is sure to be a highly contentious election year. Local...

Is Charlotte’s Republican Party dead?

The results of last week’s election have sparked something of an existential crisis among Republicans in Charlotte. All three of the party’s...

How the rejuvenated Black Political Caucus became the most powerful political force in Charlotte

Last month’s primary election results were something of a surprise to most of Charlotte’s political establishment. A political newcomer was the...

What comes next for Charlotte’s former mayors?

The Charlotte mayorship isn’t generally a final political destination. It can be a stepping stone, or it can be a dead end. Of late, the mayor’s...

Does Lake Norman regret booting Pat McCrory from office?

It’s hard to reduce results of statewide elections to a single issue — but last fall’s North Carolina governor race comes pretty darn close....

Apartment building numbers trip up voter registration

If you live in an apartment, you might want to double-check your address when filling out your voter registration. The Mecklenburg County Board of Elections...

Quick advice on getting politically active from 5 Charlotte politicians under the age of 35

From the protests by women and immigrants, to pro-Trump’s rallies, to pretty much everyone’s Facebook feed — it’s not hard to find folks with strong...

Mayoral hopefuls sense a weak Jennifer Roberts

This fall’s mayoral election may not end up being based on two differing visions of what Charlotte should be. It’s shaping up to be a referendum on...

From Obama to Trump – a look back and look ahead at Presidential impact on Charlotte

“The peaceful transition of power is one of the hallmarks of our democracy.” President Barack Obama has uttered these words several times over the last...

The North Carolina governor’s race is finally over. Here’s what happens next

After a month of uncertainty and legal wrangling, North Carolina finally knows who its next governor will be. In a video message transmitted from the...