Republican Dan Bishop narrowly wins N.C. special election

Republican Dan Bishop defeated Democrat Dan McCready on Tuesday in a closely watched special congressional election in North Carolina, the last undecided race of the 2018 midterms.

 

Bishop received 50.7 percent of the vote to McCready’s 48.7 percent.

The election was a do-over following state election officials’ refusal to certify the results of November’s original contest because of evidence that the previous GOP candidate, who narrowly led McCready, benefited from absentee-ballot fraud.

Bishop won some areas McCready won last fall.

The contest was considered a test of President Trump’s ability to hold onto suburban districts.

Trump spoke at a Bishop rally on the eve of the election.

Republicans also won the state’s other special election, keeping the seat of late Rep. Walter Jones in a safe GOP district.

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