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    Republican wins #NC09 special election touted as bellwether of Trump support

    Republican wins #NC09 special election touted as bellwether of Trump support

    Trump held a rally on Monday night for Republican Dan Bishop. His efforts paid off.

    Democrats and the media have been saying for days that this special election in North Carolina would be a referendum on Trump and his chances for winning in 2020.

    Trump held a rally in the state on Monday night for Republican Dan Bishop. His efforts paid off, as Bishop declared victory 24 hours later over Democrat Dan McCready.

    Steven Shepard reports at Politico:

    Republican Dan Bishop narrowly wins North Carolina special election

    Republican Dan Bishop narrowly defeated Democrat Dan McCready to win a North Carolina battleground district on Tuesday, holding a traditionally Republican seat in a rare do-over election following a 2018 race marred by allegations of fraud.

    The Associated Press called the race in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District with Bishop leading McCready 50.6 percent to 48.8 percent, with 95 percent of precincts reporting.

    The two candidates were battling for a seat Republicans have held for decades but which has sat vacant since the 2018 midterm election result — an apparent 905-vote victory for Republican Mark Harris over McCready — was thrown out over credible evidence of election fraud committed by one of Harris’ campaign contractors. Harris declined to run in the new election ordered by the state elections board, and Bishop won the Republican nomination in a primary this spring.

    Here are two clips of Bishop’s victory speech:

    Mike Pence called to congratulate him:

    You can see the results below:

    As usual, Trump and Republicans lose by winning, and Democrats win by losing:

    The last word goes to this guy:

    Featured image via YouTube.


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    snopercod | September 11, 2019 at 2:19 pm

    So had McCready conceded yet?

    Of course, they don’t want to bring up the other NC special election in district 3, where the republican won by over 20%…

    District 3 includes the Outer Banks where I am cleaning up after the hurricane. Deplorables everywhere. Beautiful.

    Any bets that this “bellwether of Trump support” will end up like the 2017 Georgia 6th special election was a “bellwether” for the GOP in 2018?

    oldgoat36 | September 11, 2019 at 8:42 pm

    The Propaganda machine of the DNC are toting this as it shouldn’t have been close, this despite the huge money difference the leftists spent compared to the Republicans. And McCready was campaigning for a lot longer time too.

    The spin machine is saying it shouldn’t have been close, never mind that this result isn’t close enough to demand a recount.

    In the special elections, the votes can be tough to count on because they are outside the normal voting schedule, and the GOTV efforts as well as the voter fraud machines of the left work them pretty hard.

    Trump’s rally had a positive impact. Just a short time ago McCready was way ahead in the polling, though I have a hard time trusting polls these days. I don’t think they have the validity they used to, and they have been used far too much to push political agendas rather than just being simple polls.

    The same exact things were said by the Propaganda machine with The Hispanic Irishman and Cruz, then it got spun the opposite way once the votes didn’t fall as expected.

    There is no A in bellwether, guys. A wether is a sheep who leads the flock; he wears a bell so the shepherd can keep track of him and thus the entire flock.

      Milhouse in reply to McGehee. | September 12, 2019 at 1:29 am

      Ahem. A wether is not “a sheep who leads the flock”. A wether is an ex-ram, whether or not it’s a leader. One wether that displays alpha traits (for which it’s no longer anatomically suited) gets a bell on it, and that’s the bellwether. The other wethers and ewes follow it.

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