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Republican pulls off critical win in North Carolina
« on: September 11, 2019, 08:34:38 AM »
Republican pulls off critical win in North Carolina
By Max Greenwood - 09/10/19 10:16 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Republican Dan Bishop edged out Democrat Dan McCready in the special election on Tuesday to represent North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District, narrowly holding on to a House seat that has been in the GOP’s hands for nearly 60 years.

With 99 percent of precincts reporting, Bishop led McCready nearly 4,000 votes, or a little over 2 percent of ballots cast – a large enough margin to avoid the possibility of a recount.

Bishop’s win brings to an end a political saga in the 9th District that has spanned more than two years.

A regularly scheduled election in the district last year showed then-Republican candidate Mark Harris leading McCready by a scant 905 votes. But state officials scrapped the results of that race earlier this year after uncovering a massive ballot fraud scheme allegedly operated by a contractor for Harris’s campaign.

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Re: Republican pulls off critical win in North Carolina
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2019, 08:36:56 AM »
THIS IS HUUUUGE! TREMENDOUS! BEST ELECTION EVER!
AND TRUMP IS ALREADY TAKING CREDIT FOR THE WHOLE THING! LOL!
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Re: Republican pulls off critical win in North Carolina
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2019, 08:45:50 AM »
THIS IS HUUUUGE! TREMENDOUS! BEST ELECTION EVER!
AND TRUMP IS ALREADY TAKING CREDIT FOR THE WHOLE THING! LOL!

It is good news, yes.

But I do like the way you paired the tone of your post with the all-caps font.  Well done.
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Re: Republican pulls off critical win in North Carolina
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2019, 10:16:47 AM »
The slim margin is worrisome, though on the plus side it's larger than the tainted 2018 results...
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Re: Republican pulls off critical win in North Carolina
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2019, 11:49:49 AM »
THIS IS HUUUUGE! TREMENDOUS! BEST ELECTION EVER!
AND TRUMP IS ALREADY TAKING CREDIT FOR THE WHOLE THING! LOL!

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Re: Republican pulls off critical win in North Carolina
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2019, 12:29:05 PM »
The Dems are trying to spin this as a win.

Considering they put up a golden boy, spent a boatload of cash, in a special election stemming from fraud by the previous Rep candidate, and the replacing Rep was a recycled establishment guy, they came up short.

They can put on a good face for the public, but they are definitely reeling today about their '20 chances.
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Re: Republican pulls off critical win in North Carolina
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2019, 01:14:36 PM »
The Dems are trying to spin this as a win.

Considering they put up a golden boy, spent a boatload of cash, in a special election stemming from fraud by the previous Rep candidate, and the replacing Rep was a recycled establishment guy, they came up short.

They can put on a good face for the public, but they are definitely reeling today about their '20 chances.
Jon Ossoff/Beto O'Rourke all over again.

The Democrats dump huge amounts of money into unwinnable races, lose those races by somewhat narrower than expected margins and claim it as a moral victory.

Which makes me even angrier at Roy Moore for blowing it in Alabama.
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Re: Republican pulls off critical win in North Carolina
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2019, 01:22:17 PM »
Jon Ossoff/Beto O'Rourke all over again.

The Democrats dump huge amounts of money into unwinnable races, lose those races by somewhat narrower than expected margins and claim it as a moral victory.

Which makes me even angrier at Roy Moore for blowing it in Alabama.

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Re: Republican pulls off critical win in North Carolina
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2019, 01:27:51 PM »
The slim margin is worrisome, though on the plus side it's larger than the tainted 2018 results...

1. While the guy who did the ballot fraud was not part of the local R Party structure, I'm sure it did not help the R brand in the district.

2. The Dem who ran was one of the victims of the fraud - a sympathetic position - and was nowhere near the kind of crazy that define pretty much all Den candidates for President.

3. The Dems well outspent the Rs.

Throw that all together, I do not think Trump is in trouble in that district.
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Re: Republican pulls off critical win in North Carolina
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2019, 01:50:37 PM »
2. The Dem who ran was one of the victims of the fraud - a sympathetic position - and was nowhere near the kind of crazy that define pretty much all Den candidates for President.

Great point. Should have had high name recognition and sympathy from the recent election, enough to sway some Indies.

And Dems of late have turned out their rabid base in special elections.

All that will not be lost on the DNC strategists whether they admit it or not.

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Re: Republican pulls off critical win in North Carolina
« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2019, 02:10:27 PM »
...rabid base ...

That seems a little bit redundant and repetitive, but I take your point.
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Re: Republican pulls off critical win in North Carolina
« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2019, 02:12:41 PM »
Which makes me even angrier at Roy Moore for blowing it in Alabama.

Considering what was thrown at Roy it is a wonder it was even close. At least Jesus  had a few folks that rooted for them against Barabbas. Kavanaugh thankfully had folks that questioned and dared probe for a shred of proof before throwing him under the bus.

$8 million is the amount of money the Senate Leadership Fund — a super PAC aligned with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) — spent during the GOP primary and primary runoff elections in Alabama unsuccessfully attempting to boost Sen. Luther Strange.

$0 is the amount of money the Senate Leadership Fund has spent boosting Republican Roy Moore after Moore bested Strange in the GOP primary runoff election.

Seem the more milquetoast a candidate is on moral principles the more likely political friends are willing to stand by them. More to lose with someone that stands on the rock. Further to fall, and afraid they will drag them down with them. Perhaps a Jimmy Baker syndrome... Job placed in the political realm with the devil at the wheel...


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Re: Republican pulls off critical win in North Carolina
« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2019, 03:00:26 PM »
The slim margin is worrisome, though on the plus side it's larger than the tainted 2018 results...
The loss of minority voters seen here for the Dems should be what's more worrisome for the Dems.  Without them, they have almost nothing.

Why NC-9 Should Frighten the Democrats: Minority voters are starting to walk away.

https://spectator.org/why-nc-9-should-frighten-the-democrats/
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