Republican Dan Bishop narrowly won Tuesday's special election in North Carolina's 9th Congressional District, defeating Democrat Dan McCready, The Associated Press projects. With 95 percent of precincts reporting, Bishop has 50.6 percent of the vote, compared to McCready with 48.8 percent. The district is reliably Republican, and President Trump won there in 2016 by 11 percentage points. This was a do-over election, after the November 2018 election results were invalidated once evidence of vote tampering was discovered. McCready ran against Republican Mark Harris in that race; Harris chose not to run again this year. Bishop is a conservative and was the lead writer of the bill prohibiting which bathrooms transgender people can use.
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