It was an historic election night Tuesday, and the Mountain Xpress was there to capture the highs and lows with photos and video.
From the subdued Republican gathering at the Grove Park Inn to the exuberant party local Democrats held at the Crowne Plaza Resort, Asheville rolled with the ups and downs of an historic election that ended with the United States electing its first African-American president. Go here to see scenes from from Election Day, and click here and here for photos from gatherings of locals watching the returns come in.
— Jason Sandford, multimedia editor
Click below to see David Gantt’s acceptance speech after winning the chairmanship of the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners.
URTV’s Ralph Roberts interviewed local Republicans during their gathering Tuesday night. Click below to see his report for Xpress.