Democrats come out on top in Charlotte and Greensboro elections
Municipal elections and second primaries were held in several parts of North Carolina on Tuesday, and despite Republicans’ hopes, incumbent Democrats nearly swept council and mayoral seats in Charlotte and Greensboro, which were the two biggest cities holding elections.
Although Charlotte and Greensboro are generally Democratic strongholds, Republicans had their eyes on picking up seats in both cities – and they failed to do so. Not only is this good news for Democrats in North Carolina, but across the nation, voters are choosing blue down the ballot.
- On the local level, Democrats Cheri Beasley (U.S. Senate) and Wiley Nickel (13th Congressional District) – who are both running against extremist MAGA Republicans in two of the most important and competitive races in the country – are seeing very solid fundraising numbers. Beasley, who has been rising in the polls, set an all-time fundraising record in July when it was announced she had raised $7.42 million in the second quarter and Nickel has five times as much cash on hand as his challenger.
- According to political polling by FiveThirtyEight, Democrats are predicted to hold the Senate over the extremist GOP and national generic congressional ballot polling shows Republicans with just a 1.1% advantage over Democrats now.
- With so many races so close at this point, keeping extremist Republicans out of Washington will come down to voter turnout, as control of Congress could come down to elections in less than two-dozen counties in America.
Extremist Republicans were let down in the state’s largest cities and most important races on Tuesday, and as the GOP continues to push forth widely unpopular and discriminatory measures, voters can make sure they’re disappointed this November as well.