The ballot up and down elections in 2021 have clearly indicated that there will be a red wave next year.
Republican Daniel Rickenmann won the runoff mayoral race in Columbia, South Carolina, with 52% of the vote, according to Government news outlet on Wednesday.
– Chris Trainor (@ChrisTrainorSC) November 17, 2021
“It was an unbelievable thing,” Rickenmann said in his victory speech, WLTX-TV reported. “All the people who have supported us. It’s about a Columbia. We are not divided; we are a group!”
According to The State, the election results will be confirmed on Thursday by the city’s election commission.
Councilman Tameika Isaac Devine has turned against Rickenmann and will be replaced by someone else Democratic Party member, Aditi Bussells, on the city council.
“I’m so proud of the race we ran,” Devine told WLTX. “Our vision of a more equitable and inclusive Columbia may be delayed, but it is not going away.”
Rickenmann’s victory may not seem like a big deal, but the region’s recent political past is remarkable. Columbia is the capital of South Carolina and the largest city in Richland County, which elected Joe Biden for president with 68.4% of the vote in the 2020 election, according to Politico.
Will the Republicans win more in 2022?
Yes: 100% (74 Votes)
No: 0% (0 votes)
Even more amazing is that Columbia is in the congressional district where Democrats have a 17% party registration advantage, and Biden agent Jim Clyburn is their representative.
The mayor seat is currently held by Democrat Steve Benjamin, who held the office for 11 years.
Congratulations Mayor-Election Daniel Rickenmann @Rickenmann & Councilmember-Election Aditi Bussells @aditisrivastav about their big win tonight. @CityofColumbia is a special place and I know they will serve us well.
– Steve Benjamin (@SteveBenjaminSC) November 17, 2021
Columbia is safer than just 2% of US cities, according to Neighborhood Scouts, which means residents are looking for a change in their community.
Ballot elections often have low voter turnout, which is why seemingly impossible outcomes can happen.
Democratic voters probably assume that their favorite candidate will have no problem winning, so they don’t bother voting.
Regardless, Rickenmann’s victory is a huge opportunity for him to bring leadership and conservative policies to a major city that needs them.
This victory will energize Republicans nationwide who are active with local campaigns, such as political miracle maybe.
https://www.westernjournal.com/republican-wins-columbia-sc-mayors-race-the-county-voted-68-biden-in-2020/ Republicans Win Columbia, SC, Mayor’s Race