Murphy wins 3rd Congressional District seat

Published 9:10 pm Tuesday, September 10, 2019

All election totals remain unofficial until canvassing concludes on Sept. 20. As of 9:10 p.m., 192 of 236 precincts had reported throughout the N.C. 3rd Congressional District. See updates tomorrow for final totals and additional information on the election. The Associated Press called the election at 8:30 p.m.

Republican Greg Murphy will be the North Carolina 3rd Congressional District’s voice in the U.S. House of Representatives for the next year, after overcoming Democrat Allen Thomas, Libertarian Tim Harris and Constitution Party candidate Greg Holt during a special election to fill the seat left vacant by the passing of Congressman Walter Jones Jr. in February.

As of 9:10 p.m. Tuesday, Murphy was leading with 60.57% of the vote district wide, with Thomas trailing at 38.63%. Holt received .46% of the vote and Harris chalked up .35% of the vote.

In Beaufort County Murphy won by more than 2,000 votes, taking 5,798 votes (63.7%) compared to Thomas’ 3,222 votes (35.4%). Coming in third and fourth locally, Holt earned 55 votes (.6%) while Harris chalked up 22 (.2%).