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PoliticsThe Latest: GOP claims voter confusion in special election

21:55  10 september  2019
21:55  10 september  2019 Source:   msn.com

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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the special election for a North Carolina congressional seat (all times local):

The Latest: GOP claims voter confusion in special election© Provided by The Associated Press President Donald Trump, left, gives his support to Dan Bishop, right, a Republican running for the special North Carolina 9th District U.S. Congressional race as he speaks at a rally in Fayetteville, N.C., Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Chris Seward)

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North Carolina Republicans claim election officials in one county provided the wrong address for a voting precinct ahead of a hotly contested special congressional election.

North Carolina special election: Democrats have a chance in a heavily Trump district

North Carolina special election: Democrats have a chance in a heavily Trump district The seemingly never-ending election to represent North Carolina's 9th Congressional District will (probably) come to a close on Tuesday. © Getty Images/AP Democrat Dan McCready and Republican Dan Bishop For those who don't recall, credible allegations of ballot fraud caused the State Board of Elections to order a new election in the district after the final tally found Republican Mark Harris ahead of Democrat Dan McCready by fewer than 1,000 votes. Harris decided not to run again in the special election. Instead, McCready will face off against Republican Dan Bishop.

But state election officials say voters were notified of the address change weeks ago.

Polls opened Tuesday for the special election in the Ninth Congressional District. Democrat Dan McCready is in a tossup battle against conservative state Sen. Dan Bishop for a vacant seat.

North Carolina GOP Executive Director Jonathan Sink said in a statement that the Union County Board of Elections failed to update a precinct address in its polling district list and on its website for "at least six weeks."

But state election officials said in a statement that the county mailed notices of the change to all registered voters on July 29.

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Democratic presidential contenders are expressing support for a North Carolina congressional candidate in a hotly contested special election that could serve as a bellwether for 2020.

Republican Greg Murphy wins special election in NC's 3rd District

Republican Greg Murphy wins special election in NC's 3rd District Republican state Rep. Greg Murphy is projected to win the special election Tuesday in North Carolina's 3rd District for a seat vacated following the death of Republican Rep. Walter Jones Jr. earlier this year.Murphy bested Democrat Allen Thomas, the former mayor of Greenville, in the coastal North Carolina district by about 20 points with 75 percent of the district's precincts reporting.The district, which backed President Trump over Hillary Clinton by more than 23 points in 2016, was expected to remain in Republican hands. "One down, one to go - Greg Murphy is projected to win in the Great State of North Carolina! #NC03," Trump celebrated on Twitter.

Former Vice President Joe Biden and South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg tweeted support Tuesday for Democrat Dan McCready.

McCready is a former Marine with a Harvard business degree. He's is in a tossup battle against conservative state Sen. Dan Bishop for a vacant seat in North Carolina's 9th Congressional District.

Polls opened Tuesday morning in the GOP-friendly district in and around Charlotte.

Biden tweeted that McCready will "fight to protect North Carolinian's health care & take on prescription drug companies." Buttigieg tweeted to voters that McReady "needs your help."

President Donald Trump stumped for Bishop on Monday.

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Republicans are hoping an eleventh-hour pep talk from President Donald Trump will help them win Tuesday's special congressional election in North Carolina. The race could shed light on Republicans' chances of retaking the U.S. House and Trump's reelection prospects in 2020.

At a rally in Fayetteville on Monday night, Trump campaigned for conservative state Sen. Dan Bishop. Opposing Bishop is moderate Democrat Dan McCready, a former Marine who narrowly trailed in an election for the seat last year that was invalidated after evidence of election fraud surfaced.

Trump carried the district by 11 points in 2016. Both sides see the race as too close to call.

More than half the district's votes likely will come from Charlotte's suburbs. When Democrats retook the House in 2018, many of their pickups were in suburbs.

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