‘May I assume?’ Media reports about Charlotte, NC mayor’s arrest spark game of ‘name that party’

The mayor of Charlotte, N.C., Patrick Cannon, has been arrested on corruption charges. The fact that Cannon is a Democrat seems to be a piece of information that some media outlets don’t seem to think their readers need to know, and it’s truly amazing:

Who is up for another game of “name that party”?

The mayor of indeterminate party affiliation faces fines of $1.5 million and up to 50 years in prison.