The Polls Close at 7:30

Jameson

The Special Election in North Carolina 9

In 2018 the Very Reverend Mark Harris (R-Whited Sepulcher), candidate for Congress in North Carolina’s Ninth District, tried to steal the election. Hence today’s do-over.

The Ninth District normally leans Republican to the tune of 14 percentage points. In advance of today’s do-over election, four polls have been conducted. One shows the Republican candidate ahead by 1. A second shows the Democrat ahead by 5. The other two show the voters evenly split.

One may hazard the guess that, whoever wins today in the Ninth District, it will be very close.

In sum, the arrow is blue, it points left, and it is about 14 percentage points in length.

The Special Election in North Carolina 3

There is also an off-year election in North Carolina’s Third Congressional District, where the incumbent Republican up and died. The Third District normally leans Republican by a whopping 24 points. (Aren’t you glad that you don’t live in the Third District?)

One poll has been taken in advance of this election, and it shows the Republican winning 51 to 40.

In sum, the arrow is blue, it points left, and is about 13 percentage points in length.