Incumbent Charlotte mayor stunned in primary upset

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Vi Lyles pulled off an upset Tuesday in the Democratic primary for mayor with 46% of the vote, putting incumbent Jennifer Roberts out of a job. By surpassing 40%, Lyles avoided a runoff and will face City Council colleague Kenny Smith in the November general election. Smith, a Republican, cruised to victory with 89% of the votes against two lesser-known opponents. Turnout was 7.9% with just over 43,000 people going to the polls, a slight decline from the last city primary in 2015, when 8.8% of registered...

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