2019 North Carolina special election results

Two special elections were held 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.

[ Coverage of the showdown for North Carolina's 9th District ]

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District 3

Greg Murphy (R) has won, 100% of precincts reporting.

Last Updated: Sep 10, 2019 at 10:28 p.m. EDT

Asheville

Greensboro

Charlotte

Raleigh

LEAD/WON

Democrat

Republican

CandidateVotes Pct.
Greg MurphyMurphyGOPCheck
70,14261.7%
Allen ThomasThomasDEM
42,57037.5
Greg HoltHoltCST
5020.4
Tim HarrisHarrisLIB
3930.3
Total votes from 100% of precincts113,607

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.

District 9

Dan Bishop (R) has won, 100% of precincts reporting.

Last Updated: Sep 10, 2019 at 11:30 p.m. EDT

Asheville

Greensboro

Charlotte

Raleigh

LEAD/WON

Democrat

Republican

CandidateVotes Pct.
Dan BishopBishopGOPCheck
96,08150.7%
Dan McCreadyMcCreadyDEM
92,14448.7
Jeff ScottScottLIB
7670.4
Allen SmithSmithGRN
3710.2
Total votes from 100% of precincts189,363

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.

By Jason Bernert, Lenny Bronner, Madison Dong, Simon Glenn-Gregg, Jason Holt, Isabelle Lavandero, Erik Reyna, Ashlyn Still and Susan Tyler

Sources: AP