Dan Bishop has won narrow victory over Dan McCready in the special election in the 9th district in North Carolina:
— NBC Politics (@NBCPolitics) September 11, 2019
BREAKING: RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — GOP's Dan Bishop wins North Carolina congressional seat with boost from Trump after ballot fraud forced do-over election.
— Stephen Ohlemacher (@stephenatap) September 11, 2019
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – GOP's Dan Bishop wins North Carolina congressional seat with boost from Trump after ballot fraud forced do-over election.
— Ken Watling (@KenWNCT) September 11, 2019
— POLITICO elections bot (@politicoelex) September 11, 2019
And it looks like the margin of victory is over 4,000 votes. Trump is going to be so happy! He’s called this the first election of 2020, even though it’s technically the last election of 2018. And he led a major rally last night in Fayetteville.
North Carolina’s state Board of Elections called for a new election after the state never certified the 2018 results because of voter fraud.
Mark Harris, who’d beaten McCready by just under 1,000 votes, called for a new election and then dropped out due to health reasons. The voter fraud occurred from a GOP contractor hired by Harris.
Here’s a few interesting tweets on how terribly McCready performed tonight:
There's no other way to say it: McCready (D) has turned in a terrible performance in low-income Robeson Co., where registered Ds outnumber Rs 60%-13% (not a typo) but Trump *won* in 2016.
McCready (D) won Robeson by 15.3% in 2018, but he's only ahead by *3.1%* w/ 92% reporting.
— Dave Wasserman (@Redistrict) September 11, 2019
The race is over, but Bishop also flipped Cumberland county #NC09
— Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) September 11, 2019
Overheard at the Dan McCready party, as the race tilts toward Republican Dan Bishop: “Well, at least i wasn’t as invested this time as last time."
— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) September 11, 2019
— A.P. Dillon 🤨 (@APDillon_) September 11, 2019
UPDATE: Trump tweets!
Dan Bishop was down 17 points 3 weeks ago. He then asked me for help, we changed his strategy together, and he ran a great race. Big Rally last night. Now it looks like he is going to win. @CNN & @MSNBC are moving their big studio equipment and talent out. Stay tuned!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 11, 2019