North Carolina voters head to the polls to vote in the 9th District special election, just hours after President Trump held a rally in Fayetteville to stump for GOP candidate Dan Bishop.
Voters will head to the polls throughout the day Tuesday as Bishop battles against Democrat Dan McCready to represent the state on Capitol Hill.
President Trump arrived in the Tar Heal State Tuesday to encourage constituents to vote for Bishop while slamming his opponent for advocating open borders and other liberal policies including socialism.
The president also held the rally to mobilize support for GOP candidate Greg Murphy who is running to represent the state’s 3rd District.
President Trump encouraged those watching and in attendance to vote red in the elections saying, “A vote for any Democrat tomorrow is a vote for the rise of radical socialism and the destruction of the American dream.”
Vice President Mike Pence, Donald Trump Jr., and Kimberly Guilfoyle were some of the others who accompanied him to his Fayetteville rally.
Although President Trump won the 9th District by 12 points during the 2016 presidential election, his trip to North Carolina came in an effort to ensure Republican victory.
The special election is essentially a redo since the North Carolina State Board of Elections dismissed the previous results over allegations of voter fraud.
Mark Harris ran against McCready in the previous election and allegedly won, but by a margin of less than one thousand votes.
According to The Hill, the only poll findings recorded have indicated the pair are tied signaling a close race.
President Trump’s visit comes about two months after his latest North Carolina rally which was held at the Williams Arena in Greenville.