Low voter turnout in Charlotte's election
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This week on Flashpoint, WCNC's Ben Thompson talks to Catawba College Professor Michael Bitzer about Charlotte as well as the upcoming Senate race.

Voting data from the second week of early voting showed democrats were over-performing when it came to voting, republicans were right on track, and unaffiliated voters were lacking when it came to getting to the polls.

Charlotte is increasingly dominated by democrats and unaffiliated voters, and Bitzer said that can create voter apathy.

"When you don't have a competitive two-party system, that often affects turnout," he said.

READ MORE: https://www.wcnc.com/article/news/politics/flashpoint/abysmal-turnout-fewer-than-10-percent-of-voters-expected-to-cast-ballots-in-charlotte-election/275-f364ccfe-9394-4b42-9845-eba0260b7e44


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