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Is North Carolina GOP losing its voice in urban areas?


By Charmaine Little | Nov 10, 2019


The political future of North Carolina might not be as predictable as it once seemed, John Hood of Greensboro.com recently reported.

In an article published last month, Hood pointed out that while North Carolina is home to several major cities such as Charlotte, Raleigh and Durham, out of the state's top 10 most populated cities, only High Point has a Republican mayor, who is now in the midst of a reelection campaign.

This raises the question of whether the Republican party still holds the weight it once did in urban areas of the state. Republicans still take home more county races today than ever in history but their wins are coming from more rural areas than large cities.

In addition, Hood wrote, the notion that new people relocating in urban areas at a disproportionate rate could play a factor, which is sparking even more change in the political landscape of North Carolina.

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