Republican Senator Dan Bishop wins special election in North Carolina following the state’s previous fraud scheme scandal.
What We Know:
- Tuesday, September 10, 2019, Republican and state senator Dan Bishop, 55, won a U.S. special congressional election in North Carolina. He beat Democrat Dan McCready who also ran in last year’s election. According to the state board of elections, the senator led by 50.81% to 48.59%.
- Last year in the original 2018 election, Republican candidate Mark Harris was involved with an absentee-ballot fraud scheme that state officials ruled benefited the candidate. State officials ordered a red-do.
- Mark Harris chose to not run in the re-do election so then Bishop took his place. Both parties have reinvested millions of dollars into the recent re-do election.
- Donald Trump, who visited the state Monday night to rally Republic votes, tweeted his response to the win stating “He then asked me for help, we changed his strategy together, and he ran a great race.” Trump won by 12 percentage points in 2016 in North Carolina and it has been represented by Republicans in Congress since the 1960s.
Following the win, Bishop celebrated stating “Tonight was the first step toward taking back the House of Representatives in 2020 to keep this country on a path of prosperity and strength.”
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