“Win” in Georgia Shows Republicans have Big Problems

The South may no longer be safe territory for Republicans. Another special election for a House Seat in a supposedly “Safe Republican” District; the Fifth in South Carolina; was also surprisingly close. Republican Ralph Norman won the June 20, 2017, vote there by 51.1% to Democrat Archie Parnell’s 47.9%. On November 8, 2016, U.S. Representative Mick Mulvaney (R) won reelection by 59.2% and Democrat Fran Peterson only picked up 38.7% of the vote, Ballotpedia reported. That’s right Democrats were able to increase their percentage of the vote in two Southern districts by over 9%.  

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