CHARLOTTE, NC: All 12 voters in last night’s Mayoral and City Council primary races met at Benny Pennello’s today to celebrate the election results with one large pizza.
“Me and the rest of the voters wanted to do something a little fun to celebrate doing our civic duty,” said primary voter Chris Targen.
The Democratic primary was hotly contested, with 5 candidates running for mayor, and 8 candidates running for 4 at-large City Council positions.
Vi Lyles defeated incumbent Mayor Jennifer Roberts by a shockingly wide margin. Lyles secured 46% of the vote – or 5 of the 12 total voters.
In addition, millennial contenders Largen Egleston, Braxton Winston, and Dimple Ajmera secured their place on the ballot for at-large City Council seats.
Despite the differences in their votes, the electorate did not let that stop them from enjoying their pizza party.
“Yeah, I would have liked to see Mayor Roberts win,” Jessica Smith, a disappointed Roberts voter lamented, “But it was great to put aside our differences and enjoy some delicious pizza!”
“Next year we might have to order two!” Targen added.