World News: 13:09 GMT Wednesday 11th September 2019. [Yahoo Business News Feed via SPi World News]
Republican Dan Bishop narrowly defeated Democrat Dan McCready on Tuesday night in a North Carolina special election which dragged out for months due to a ballot-tampering scandal that forced Republicans to replace their initial candidate.Bishop, a former state senator, captured 50.8 percent of the vote in North Carolina's ninth district compared to McCready's 48.6 percent. He was tapped to run by the state party after their initial nominee, Mark Harris, was forced to withdraw due to allegations that one of his aides tampered with ballots ahead of the first vote count.President Trump, who won North Carolina's ninth congressional district handily in 2016, took credit for Bishop's narrow victory in a Tuesday night tweet.> Dan Bishop was down 17 points 3 weeks ago. He then asked me for help, we changed his strategy together, and he ran a great race. Big Rally last night. Now it looks like he is going to win. @CNN & @MSNBC are moving their big studio equipment and talent out. Stay tuned!> > -- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 11, 2019
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