DISTRICT 9: Election Day arrives for embattled NC congressional race


IMPACT SO FAR FROM 321 HEADING NORTHBOUND INTO UPTOWN CHARLOTTE . CANDIDATES FOR THE NINTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT MADE THEIR FINAL PUSH TO VOTERS, TODAY IS A SPECIAL ELECTION BETWEEN REPUBLICAN DAN BISHOP AND HIM DEMOCRAT DAN McCREADY. LAST YEAR ABSENTEE BALLOT FRAUD WAS EXPOSED LAST YEAR WHICH THIS NEW ELECTION, LESS THAN 30 MINUTES POLLS OPEN FOR ELECTION DAY, ANTHONY KUSTURA LIVE OUTSIDE OLD PROVIDENCE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN THE ELECTION GETTING A LOT OF NATIONAL ATTENTION. Reporter: SOME EXPERTS SAY BECAUSE DISTRICT 9 HAS A LONG HISTORY AS REPUBLICAN STRONGHOLD IT COULD BE A PREDICTOR OF WHAT IS TO COME FOR THE 2020 ELECTION. PRESIDENT TRUMP WON THE DISTRICT BY 12 POINTS IN 2016, ALTHOUGH IT IS QUIET NOW, WHEN THE DOORS OPEN AT 6:30 AM BOTH CANDIDATES ARE HOPING THE VOTERS TURN OUT IN BIG NUMBERS. TO FIRE UP SUPPORTERS AND MORE TO MOTIVATE PEOPLE TO GET OUT AND VOTE THE CANDIDATES FOCUS EFFORTS IN FAYETTEVILLE LAST NIGHT, DAN BISHOP BROUGHT IN HIGH PROFILE SUPPORT FROM PRESIDENT TRUMP AND VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE, BISHOPS PITCHES HE WILL BE A RELIABLE ALLY FOR THE PRESIDENT IN D.C. UPHOLDING THE SECOND AMENDMENT AND THE TOUGH PROTON IMMIGRATION OURS KEEP PROMISES. SOME SAY THE DO OVER COULD BE AN EARLY INDICATOR FOR 2020, LISTEN TO BISHOP AND PRESIDENT TRUMPS EXCHANGE AT THE RALLY LAST NIGHT. NOT TIRED OF WINNING. A VOTE FOR ANY DEMOCRAT IN 2020, AND A VOTE FOR ANY DEMOCRAT TOMORROW IN NORTH CAROLINA IS A VOTE FOR THE RISE OF RADICAL SOCIALISM AND THE DESTRUCTION OF THE AMERICAN DREAM. MEANWHILE VETERANS AND MILITARY FAMILIES JOINED DAN McCREADY FOR HIS BOOTS ON THE GROUND APPROACH KNOCKING ON DOORS AND COURTING POTENTIAL VOTERS, THE LATEST POLLS OF THE RACE BETWEEN BISHOP AND McCREADY IS A TOSSUP, McCREADY TOLD HER OUR POLITICAL REPORTERS BECAUSE HIS PLATFORM COUNTRY OVER PARTY IS RESONATING PEOPLE ARE TIRED OF POLITICS AND READY FOR LEADERS WILL PUT OUR COUNTRY FIRST. WE ARE TOLD McCREADY WILL BE HERE LATER THIS MORNING GREETING VOTERS, POLLS CLOSE TONIGHT AT 7:30 PM. HAVING THE PRESIDENT AND THE VICE PRESIDENT IN NORTH CAROLINA YESTERDAY SHOWS HOW IMPORTANT THE SELECTION IS BECOME. Reporter: YES AND RIGHT NOW THE WEBSITE SAYS THIS IS THE SECOND MOST EXPENSIVE SPECIAL ELECTION IN U.S. HISTORY. MORE THAN $10 MILLION HAS BEEN POURED INTO THE ELECTION FROM OUTSIDE GROUPS AND OF THAT MORE THAN $6 MILLION FROM OUTSIDE GROUPS SUPPORTING DAN BISHOP HAS GONE TO THE ELECTION. BACK TO YOU. ANTHONY KUSTURA LIVE, THANK YOU. TODAY SPECIAL ELECTION 10 MONTHS IN THE MAKING, HERE’S THE TIMELINE OF HOW WE GOT HERE, THE ORIGINAL ELECTION WAS LAST NOVEMBER 7 BETWEEN McCREADY AND MARK HARRIS, SHORTLY AFTER McCREADY CONCEDED IN DECEMBER, CHANNEL 9 UNCOVERED EVIDENCE OF BALLOT HARVESTING, WE LOOKED INTO THE PAST OF BLAINE COUNTY ELECTION, DALLAS AFTER SERIES OF HEARINGS THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS CALLED FOR THE NEW ELECTION, IN MARCH HE WAS CHARGED IN A BALLOT HARVESTING SCHEME, IN MAY 14 DAN BISHOP WON THE REPUBLICAN PRIMARY. CHANNEL 9 IS YOUR ELECTION SOURCE FOR DISTRICT 9 AND THERE ARE SEVERAL OTHER LOCAL RACES




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