The 2020 presidential election was supposed to be a “blue wave” of Democrats in Congress. Instead, there is more good news for the GOP.
President Donald Trump has won the state of Alaska, picking up an additional three Electoral College votes. In addition, Fox News reported Wednesday that Alaskans have re-elected Republican Sen. Dan Sullivan to the U.S. Senate. This means the party now has 50 senators to the Democrats’ 48 senators.
Although there are two seats left to be decided in Georgia run-off elections in January, these results further chip away at what was supposed to be a sweep by Democrats. Instead, it’s now quite possible that Republicans will keep their majority in the Senate.
In the House of Representatives, Republicans also unexpectedly picked up more seats. So far, nine seats have flipped to the GOP, narrowing gap to 201-215. Included in that is an unprecedented number of Republican women elected to the House including 13 female freshmen.
Alaska is a Republican stronghold state, but they were slowly counting ballots a full week after the election. Sullivan had a 20-point lead over Democratic opponent Al Gross, leading outlets to call the race for the Republican Wednesday.
“I want to congratulate my fellow Marine, Senator Dan Sullivan on his victory,” Republican Sen. Todd Young of Indiana, National Republican Senatorial Committee chairman, said in a statement to Fox News. “Alaskans know Dan as a man who always puts service before self and who has championed the unique needs of his state in Washington. The state will be well served with another six years of his representation.”
This race took a considerably long time to call, but that isn’t unusual in this election cycle. Although major news outlets have already deemed former Vice President Joe Biden the winner over the GOP incumbent, many states have yet to settle their counts. Furthermore, states like Michigan, Arizona, and Nevada are still in litigation over recounts and possible fraud, the Daily Wire reported.
It appears as if Biden will remain the President-elect unless something drastic is uncovered, but the good news is that it likely won’t be with a Democratic Congress. Biden and Vice President-elect California Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) have a radical agenda, but Sullivan and other Republican senators will be able to keep the government in check. Meanwhile, the Biden/Harris administration will be beholden to their “woke” leftist base — and that conflict could set up Republicans to sweep in 2022.