World Republicans win North Carolina 9th and 3rd Congressional District special elections - Lead up to 2020

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Edit: Repulbicans have won
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Republican Dan Bishop edged out Democrat Dan McCready in the special election on Tuesday to represent North Carolina's 9th congressional district, narrowly holding onto a House seat that has been in the GOP's hands for nearly 60 years.

Bishop's win brings to an end a political saga in the 9th District that has spanned more than two years.

A regularly scheduled election in the district last year showed then-Republican candidate Mark Harris leading McCready by a scant 905 votes. But state officials scrapped the results of that race earlier this year after uncovering a massive ballot fraud scheme allegedly operated by a contractor for Harris's campaign.

The controversy prompted Harris to step aside as the GOP nominee in the district, kicking off a 10-way primary race. Bishop, a conservative state senator and the North Carolina Republican Party's preferred candidate, emerged as the winner of that contest.

Bishop's victory in the 9th District is a respite for Republicans after the party lost 40 House seats in the 2018 midterm elections, a phenomenon driven largely by suburban and female voters, who have begun to move away from the GOP under Trump's presidency.

The special election was also seen as something of a bellwether for 2020, when Trump himself will face reelection.

Republicans sought to downplay that notion, pointing to McCready's more than two years on the campaign trail and massive fundraising warchest. Asked in an interview on Monday whether the results of the 9th District election foreshadowed what's to come in 2020, Kayleigh McEnany, the national secretary for Trump's reelection campaign, offered a firm "no."

There were signs, however, that Republicans were concerned about a possible loss in the special election. Republican and conservative groups spent millions on paid advertising in recent months, and Trump and Vice President Pence made last-minute appearances in the district on Monday in an effort to rally support for Bishop ahead of Election Day - efforts that ultimately appeared successful.


Voting ends in an hour or two:
84/210 districts:
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Trump had a rally nearby in Fayetteville and Republicans had this since 1963. In 2016 Trump win this district by 12 points.


This is occurring because the last vote which went Republican was voided for electoral fraud by the North Carolina State Board of Elections in the 2018 election that Republican rep. Mark Harris blamed on 2 strokes.
 
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59% reporting as of 9:19PM Eastern.
One more thing to say, this is going to be pretty funny for CNN tonight, who as of right now, is reporting on this election and trying to say everytime Bishop loses a district "REMEMBER TRAMP WON THIS DISTRICT THAT MEANS IF BISHOP LOSES THIS DISTRICT, TRAMP WILL LOSE THIS DISTRICT. REMEMBER ACCORDING TO CNN POLLS, 39% OF PEOPLE APPROVE OF TRAMP'S PRESIDENCY, SO THAT MEANS IF ORANGE MAN WANTS TO HAVE A SINGULAR CHANCE OF WINNING, HE NEEDS TO PUNCH UP."

So if the Republican wins, this will be their first taste of relatively minor cognitive dissonance before 2020.
 
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One more thing to say, this is going to be pretty funny for CNN tonight, who as of right now, is reporting on this election and trying to say everytime Bishop loses a district "REMEMBER TRAMP WON THIS DISTRICT THAT MEANS IF BISHOP LOSES THIS DISTRICT, TRAMP WILL LOSE THIS DISTRICT. REMEMBER ACCORDING TO CNN POLLS, 39% OF PEOPLE APPROVE OF TRAMP'S PRESIDENCY, SO THAT MEANS IF ORANGE MAN WANTS TO HAVE A SINGULAR CHANCE OF WINNING, HE NEEDS TO PUNCH UP."
And if so, get ready for a hell of a 2020 + a constant election cycle for 4 years because "WE GOTTA CAMPAIGN FROM DAY 1 TO STOP THE NATZEE REPUBLICANS!".
 

Dr W

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If my very quick math is correct, there are roughly 29,080 votes left to be counted. Dem Dan is behind 3.2k right now, meaning that, in order for him to win, he needs to get that 3.2k + ~14k ish. Not doing the math off the top of my head, but he needs around 17k, while Rep Dan needs only 14.5k to win. The last county seems pretty damn red.
 
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