(RepublicanDaily.org) – It’s not looking good for Democrats in local elections, primarily when former President Obama endorses them. There seems to be a red wave coming, and it just hit Columbia, South Carolina. Republican, well-established business owner and city council member Daniel Rickenmann beat Obama-endorsed Democrat Tameika Isaac Devine. Rickenmann will replace Steve Benjamin (D) as mayor and be the first Republican mayor in Columbia in three decades.
— Rick Scott (@ScottforFlorida) November 17, 2021
Rickenmann has experience as a business owner in Columbia, which may be why he ran in part to push for a “more business-friendly” city. He ended with just 4% more of the vote than Devine. This Republican win is a warning bell for Democrats, notably since President Joe Biden won the county significantly during the 2020 election. They’re beginning to see the effects of pushing a radical agenda.
Audits had already been planned for some of the polls, citing issues with the election process. As a result, citizens of Columbia can most likely expect some form of at least a recount in the near future.
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