WINGATE, N.C. (AP) – Vice President Mike Pence joined North Carolina 9th District Republican candidate Dan Bishop for a campaign rally one day before voters go to the polls.
Appearing at Wingate University on Monday, Pence implored the audience to vote for Bishop to help bring a Republican majority back to the U.S. House.
Bishop is facing Democrat and former Marine Dan McCready in Tuesday’s special election. McCready lost the election last November, but state officials invalidated the results following allegations of voter fraud by a GOP operative.
Nearly two dozen students and faculty members appeared outside the rally, many carrying signs and chanting slogans. Part of their protest centered on the fact that classes were canceled at the school on Monday for the rally.
The campus is 30 miles southeast of Charlotte.