July 4, 2022

Republican wins mayoral victory in town Biden won by nearly 40 points

Republican Daniel Rickmann has been elected the new governor of Columbia, South Carolina, defeating Democrat Tameika Isaac Devine in a county President Joe Biden won by nearly 40 points.

Florida Republican Gov. Rick Scott congratulated Rickmann, calling his victory part of the red wave sweeping the nation.

“Columbia, SC has been led by Dem mayors for 30 years. @JoeBiden won this city by 30 points in 2020 and @BarackObama campaigned for the Democrat,” Scott tweeted.

“But last night, Republican @Rickenmann had a big win. The red wave is coming!” he added.

“According to unofficial numbers from the Richland County elections office released just after 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Rickenmann had tallied 10,550 votes (52%), while opponent Tameika Isaac Devine had 9,751 (48%),” The State announced.

“The results of the election will be certified Thursday morning by the city’s election commission,” the report added.

Rickmann’s win is good news for the GOP, adding another victory to a surprisingly list of wins for 2021 as the party seeks to rebound following losses in 2020.

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