CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Meet Robert! He's been an Uber driver in Charlotte for a couple years. Today, he says his rides mean more, to him and his riders.
The lack of transportation has been a big reason people say they didn't cast their vote in the past. In the majority of those cases, the people unable to get to their polling locations had a disability.
Right before Robert picked up NBC Charlotte's Rachel Lundberg, he gave a 30-year-old blind man a ride home from South Mecklenburg High School, his polling location.
"He was visually impaired, now at this point in his life he is legally blind, so he needed a ride back from the place," Robert said. "I'm assuming he must've had an Uber drop him off as wel, but he said he was glad that he at least got a chance to get out and vote, and we both talked about the importance of that."
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"I think everybody wants a fair opinion of exactly what's going on out there," Robert told NBC Charlotte. "Now everybody can get out there and vote, and maybe we will get a better representation of what the people want."