With 100% of votes in, Dan Bishop has 50.7%, Dan McCready received 48.7%. Bishop won by roughly four thousand votes.
Polls have closed in a pivotal North Carolina special House election that will not only decide the winner of a long-vacant House seat but also potentially signal how President Trump will perform in the 2020 presidential election.
In House district 3, the Republican candidate won by 20%. But all eyes are on District 9, between the two ‘Dans’.
Republican candidate Dan Bishop, a conservative state senator, was hoping a pair of visits Monday to the GOP-leaning 9th Congressional District by both Trump and Vice President Mike Pence would boost him to victory over Democrat Dan McCready.
Should Bishop defeat McCready, it would enable Trump to assert that he pushed Bishop over the top. If McCready prevails or Bishop wins by a whisker despite Trump’s broad support in the Republican Party, it might suggest GOP erosion and raise questions about Trump’s and his party’s viability for 2020, FOX reports.