posted on Sep, 10 2019 @ 09:47 PM
I realized a short while ago that there were two Congressional votes today in North Carolina: the 9th Congressional district, Dan Bishop (GOP) vs, Dan
McCready (DNC); and the 3rd Congressional district, Greg Murphy (GOP) vs. Allen Thomas (DNC). The 9th district race has been touted as a barometer for
the 2020 elections, especially since it is only happening because the last election results were thrown out due to allegations of election tampering
against one of the Republicans involved in the campaign. I was amazed it wasn't on ATS yet, and more amazed that I actually had to search to find the
Sounds like a perfect opportunity for the Democrats, doesn't it? An election redo, charges of tampering against the GOP, in a district that is
traditionally a close call. Should be an easy win, right?
Both GOP candidates won. Murphy beat out Thomas, as expected, by a wide margin. Bishop also beat out McCreary by over 4000 votes, in a race that was
supposed to have the difference in the "hundreds of votes"
(McCready as quoted on CBS
As of this OP, Politico
is reporting both elections
called for the GOP. Bishop vs. McCready at 50.8% to 48.6% with 99.1% of the polls reporting. The 3rd district has Murphy at 61.7% vs. Thomas at 37.5%,
with all polls reporting.
I believe we are seeing a forerunner of the 2020 results nationwide. The present policies of the DNC (open borders, maximum socialism, higher taxes,
special interests over majority needs, and a slower economy) seem to be too much for the Tarheels, despite recent leftward moves in the state.
(I originally started to post this outside the Political Mud Pit. But then I realized how much it might irritate some of the more progressive members
and feel they should be able to express themselves in the only way that they apparently know how. You're welcome.)