Charlotte Mayor Elect Vi Lyles, center, is congratulated by family and supporters on Tuesday after defeating Republican Kenny Smith. The victory for Lyles, a Democrat, makes her the first African American female to hold the office. Jeff Siner jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
Charlotte Mayor Elect Vi Lyles, center, is congratulated by family and supporters on Tuesday after defeating Republican Kenny Smith. The victory for Lyles, a Democrat, makes her the first African American female to hold the office. Jeff Siner jsiner@charlotteobserver.com

Democrats score big in Tuesday’s election – and say NC is next

November 08, 2017 05:50 PM

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