Congratulations to Vi Lyles on winning the election! The Democrats pulled out the win as Charlotte now has it’s first African American Female Mayor. According to the Charlotte Observer, this was a sweep victory as early voters for Lyles made the climb for Republican Kenny Smith to overcome.
“It really took us off guard,” Smith said. “That deficit just ended up being too much to overcome”
Read more from the Charlotte Observer here. Vi Lyles Makes History in Charlotte Mayoral Win
Check out more from the Charlotte Observer here.