State Senator Dan Clodfelter has been appointed Charlotte mayor. He will have to resign from the NC Senate before being sworn in as mayor.
Now the jockeying begins for his replacement in the NC Senate. He was running unopposed in November's general election.
This story is developing.
Update: The final vote was 10 to 1 after a vote for James Mitchell, the former council member who challenged Cannon in the primary last year, failed. The lone holdout was LaWanna Mayfield. I don't think she was voting against Clodfelter as much as representing the wishes of the Mecklenburg LGBT community that had endorsed Mitchell. Mayfield is one of two openly gay members of council. Mitchell and Clodfelter are both strong allies to the gay community.