Republican strategist Larry Shaheen tells his clients to forget conventional wisdom when it comes to unaffiliated voters. They're not breaking for Republican candidates in the way they did before in cities - and Charlotte stands as an example of the shift. This week, the elections board released more detailed voting statistics by age, ethnicity, gender and party affiliation for the Nov. 7 races swept by Democrats.
First, the NBA decided to move the 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte because of House Bill 2, the controversial state law requiring bathroom use on the basis of biological gender and preventing any local ordinances for gay and transgender non-discrimination protection. Then, this week, the NCAA wiped out all seven championships scheduled for North Carolina cities this school year - including March Madness in Greensboro - because of the same law.
Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon has submitted his resignation in a letter to city officials following his arrest Wednesday on allegations that he violated federal public corruption laws. A criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in the Western District of North Carolina charges Cannon with theft and bribery, wire fraud and extortion, accusing him of accepting bribes from undercover FBI agents on five separate occasions.
More @ACCFootball: What a difference a year makes. In 2016, due to HB2, championship moved to Orlando, drew 51K, all-time low since championship started in 2005. Including 2017, Charlotte will have sold out ACC game 4 of last 7 years at 74K-seat BofA Stadium
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