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Tue Sep 10, 2019, 09:11 PM

GOP's Bishop headed to victory over McCready in tight NC District 9 race

Last edited Tue Sep 10, 2019, 10:29 PM - Edit history (2)

Source: Charlotte Observer

Republican Dan Bishop narrowly defeated Democrat Dan McCready Tuesday night in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District, with a strong showing in Union County and three rural eastern counties.

With 95% of precincts reporting, Bishop led McCready 50.6% to 48.8%.

Bishop rolled up big margins in Union County and carried Richmond and Cumberland counties, which McCready won last fall over Republican Mark Harris. He trailed McCready by just over 200 votes in traditionally Democratic Robeson County.

Read more: https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/election/article234890702.html



This is a breaking story updated around 10:30 pm ET

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Reply GOP's Bishop headed to victory over McCready in tight NC District 9 race (Original post)
alp227 Sep 10 OP
James48 Sep 10 #1
mainstreetonce Sep 10 #2
still_one Sep 10 #3
Drunken Irishman Sep 10 #4
still_one Sep 10 #5
Legends303 Sep 10 #6
Starseer Sep 10 #7
James48 Sep 10 #9
Starseer Sep 10 #12
LenaBaby61 Sep 10 #8
kimbutgar Sep 10 #10
Owl Sep 10 #11
unc70 Sep 10 #13
littlemissmartypants Sep 10 #14
marybourg Sep 10 #15
littlemissmartypants Sep 10 #16
marybourg Sep 10 #17
littlemissmartypants Sep 10 #18
alp227 Sep 10 #20
bluestarone Sep 10 #19
Amaryllis Sep 10 #21
bluestarone Sep 10 #22
SergeStorms Sep 11 #23
former9thward Sep 11 #24
onetexan Sep 11 #25
Texin Sep 11 #26
duhneece Sep 11 #27

Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 09:14 PM

1. UPDATE: NC 9th- with 53% reporting- McCready (D) 52.8%, Bishop (R) at 46.7%

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Response to James48 (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 09:15 PM

2. Looking good

Thinking blue

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Response to James48 (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 09:20 PM

4. I'm seeing 61.23% in with Bishop up 50.12%.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Reply #4)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 09:22 PM

5. Yup

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 09:22 PM

6. Not good

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 09:26 PM

7. Bishop has temporarily pulled ahead, but...

... the majority of the remaining vote that is out is from Mecklenburg (D+20), Robeson (D+6), and Cumberland (D+6).

This is looking good for McCready despite the short-term lead for Bishop. Union County is Bishop's big stronghold at R+20, but it only has about 10,500 votes left to count. Adding in Richmond and Bladen won't be enough to propel Bishop to a win.

Just my $0.02.

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Response to Starseer (Reply #7)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 09:29 PM

9. Correct- Still majority of Mecklenberg not counted.

its looking VERY good for the Dem!!

they still have 20+ precincts in Mecklenberg to count- that very well COULD be enough!

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Response to James48 (Reply #9)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 09:39 PM

12. Now looks like

about 10K R votes total left in the big R areas. And roughly 30K in the D areas.

Would welcome correction if I'm looking at the numbers wrong, but this is looking like a win for McCready outside any recount margin.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 09:27 PM

8. YIKES .....

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 09:38 PM

10. Looks like Bishop won

But the margin of his win was very narrow.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 09:38 PM

11. Getting worse. Ugh.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 09:52 PM

13. Still doable. Key is Mecklenburg

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #14)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 10:00 PM

15. What? Why?

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #16)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 10:07 PM

17. So we erase the history of a discussion?

There was nothing offensive in the thread. I don’t see any reason at all to delete it. Deleting it won’t delete the loss of the election.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #16)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 10:43 PM

20. I've updated this excerpt as the story has been updated.

You can view the edit history.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 10:10 PM

19. Can we trust the count?

Just asking. Any Bullshit going on with the counting?

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Response to bluestarone (Reply #19)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 11:10 PM

21. Can we trust the whole process before we even get to the oount? NC elections are hardly pristine.

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Response to Amaryllis (Reply #21)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 11:11 PM

22. Well my answer is

NO! (I for sure can't)

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 12:49 AM

23. This was a Trump +12 district in 2016.

The GOP poured millions into this little race, and brought all of their "big guns" to this party in hopes of winning. The GOP can't spend this amount on every race they need to win in 2020. They can't. This was their full court press to win an already red district. So they won. They were supposed to, and they used every resource they had to do it. If the GOP and Trump are proud of this showing they're going to be shitting their pants come 2020.

Just my two cents.

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #23)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 07:56 AM

24. What you say is true.

But Democrats also spent millions which can't be spent on every race next year. Trump was +12 in a district where he was on the ballot in year where there was a presidential vote turnout. This was a special election and it is difficult to compare them to regular presidential turnouts and make predictions.

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Response to former9thward (Reply #24)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 08:09 AM

25. Agree, there is always less turnout in elections between general elections, where turnout is higher.

I certainly hope NC will go blue next year.

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Response to onetexan (Reply #25)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 11:09 AM

26. Of course, but Dems need to improve their turnout in them regardless.

I realize that they had excellent early turnout, but the effort needs to be re-amped on election day proper with massive get-out-the-vote drive, caravans, etc. Even in this heavily gerrymandered district, the Dems had this race within their grasp. They could have done it, IMO, but they didn't drive enthusiasm on the last day - the most important day. The reality is that while early voting is great in that people can more or else pencil in a convenient time to go to the polls, the rest of eligible voters are not being sufficiently to get motivated and quit giving themselves excuses for not doing so for … reasons.

The only way to increase Democratic voters is to turn over rethug seats so that they start controlling some of those previously gerrymandered districts. I know that the gerrymandering process is a state-controlled process, but Washington needs to be setting voters on fire to start making changes that will drive local state elections.

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #23)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 11:17 AM

27. Yup. They can't go to every county in 2020

They’d have to cheat AND go to every county to win in 2020..unless everyone of us does nothing

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