Two special elections will be held Tuesday in North Carolina to fill the state’s vacant U.S. House seats — one in North Carolina’s 3rd District, the other in the 9th District.
The 3rd District covers most of North Carolina’s coastline, including the Outer Banks. The 9th District stretches along the South Carolina border, including portions of the Charlotte and Fayetteville metro areas. Both districts voted for Donald Trump in 2016.
Last Updated: Sep 10, 2019, 10:28 PM, Source: AP
|Total votes from 100% of precincts||113,607|
The 3rd District seat became vacant in February, when Rep. Walter Jones (R) died at age 76. He had represented the state since 1995; his father, Walter B. Jones Sr., was a House member from North Carolina from 1966 until his death in 1992.
Greg Murphy, a representative in the state’s General Assembly, won the Republican nomination for the seat after a runoff in July. Murphy will face Democratic nominee Allen Thomas, the former mayor of Greenville.
Last Updated: Sep 10, 2019, 11:30 PM, Source: AP
|Total votes from 100% of precincts||189,363|
The race in the 9th District is a redo of the 2018 general election. Last November, Republican Mark Harris appeared to have narrowly defeated Democrat Dan McCready, but accusations of mail-in vote fraud by a Harris operative surfaced, prompting an investigation. A state judge declined to certify the results, and in February the North Carolina Board of Elections unanimously called for a new election.
Harris bowed out of the new race, citing health reasons, but McCready remains the Democratic nominee. He’s competing against Republican State Sen. Dan Bishop for the seat.