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BPR 2022 Elections Coverage

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Coverage of local, regional and state elections from BPR's news team and our reporting partners. What questions do you have about candidates? What issues matter most to you and your community? Email us or send a voice memo to voices@bpr.org.
Esther Manheimer was elected to her third term as the mayor of Asheville Tuesday night, according to unofficial election results. First elected mayor in 2013, Manheimer defeated Kim Roney, a progressive independent serving her first term on the Asheville City Council.
Election coverage from BPR
  • Chuck Edwards has served three terms as a state senator for District 48.
    Courtesy of NC Legislature
    In the closely-watched race for North Carolina’s 11th Congressional district, Republican candidate Chuck Edwards has won 10 percent more votes than Democratic candidate Jasmine Beach-Ferrara.
  • East Asheville polling place during early voting.
    Matt Peiken/BPR News
    As election day draws to a close, Democrats are hoping to fend off Republican hopes for a supermajority in the North Carolina General Assembly. That balance depends on three seats in the North Carolina House of Representatives and two seats in the North Carolina Senate. Here's what happened in WNC.