Trump Visit Pushed Republican Bishop’s Win as U.S. Representative in North Carolina
Sept. 11, 2019 (EIRNS)—President Donald Trump’s election eve visit to Fayetteville, North Carolina on Monday, Sept. 9, to turn out the vote on Tuesday, Sept. 10 for Republican State Sen. Dan Bishop succeeded in victory for the Republican candidate in the special congressional election in North Carolina’s 9th C.D. Before Trump’s last-minute decision to appear at an election rally Monday night to support Bishop, Democratic candidate Dan McCready held a 4% lead in the Sept. 10 election.
Democrat McCready also held a narrow lead over Bishop in an Inside Elections poll less than two weeks before the election. That survey, conducted from Sept. 2-4 by Harper Polling and Clarity Campaign Labs, showed McCready ahead of Bishop, 46% to 42%, with two third-party candidates receiving a combined 3%. Some 8% of voters were “unsure” and the survey had a margin of error of plus or minus 4.19%.
Today, Vox media couldn’t handle the outcome, claiming Trump brazenly rewrites history, by giving himself credit for Dan Bishop’s win. According to Vox, Republicans saw worrying signs in the narrow victory, but Vox’s day-after complaint is that Trump is trying to turn the GOP candidate’s victory into a come-from-behind story. Vox’s headline rants: “Trump Brazenly Rewrites History While Giving Himself Credit for Dan Bishop’s Win.”