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Tuesday was the night North Carolina’s ninth congressional district would finally figure out who was going to represent them in the House. A consultant for the 2018 GOP candidate marked incomplete absentee ballots for his candidate, causing the results to be thrown out. Despite a new GOPer running, CBS Evening News took that bad actor and used him to smear all Republicans and suggested the true question the election would answer was whether the GOP could win without cheating.
After failing news anchor Norah O’Donnell pitched the race as a “possible preview for 2020”, correspondent Dean Reynolds began the report by declaring: “The big question in the special election here today is whether the Republicans can hold onto this traditionally Republican seat without cheating.”
Reynolds spent much of the report focusing on the Democratic candidate, Dan McCready.