Giuseppe Sandro Mela.
«the district, which was in Democratic hands for more than 100 years»
Le elezioni suppletive in South Carolina avevano ricevuto una attenzione minore rispetto a quelle della Georgia, perché i liberals democratici avevano profuso fiumi di denari, ex-pubblici, in questa ultima competizione elettorale.
Consideravano cosa loro la South Carolina, ma si sbagliavano, e sbagliavano di grosso.
L’America non odia Mr Trump: ha semplicemente in uggia i liberals democratici.
Da novembre il Presidente Trump ha vinto cinque consecutive tornate elettorali suppletive.
Il Senato dovrebbe decretargli il trionfo.
Uno sconsolato The New York Times pubblica questo mesto titolo:
Per fortuna a dirigere il partito democratico non c’è un politico intelligente come Lenin: con la leadership di Mrs Hillary Clinton e Mrs Nancy Pelosi l’insuccesso è garantito, è una certezza.
Checché ne gridino i liberals democratici, loro non rappresentano per nulla gli americani, che non condividono in nulla la loro Weltanschauung, la loro linea politica, le loro ambizioni etiche e morali, il loro smodato affarismo.
Il vero volto degli americani è quello che è uscito dalle urne.
Con la South Carolina Mr Trump ha vinto la quinta consecutiva elezione suppletiva: se prosegue così alla fine avrà i numeri per dichiarare fuori legge i liberals democratici.
Sembrerebbe verosimile che in casa democratica si inizi a fare le grandi pulizie.
Non ci si stupisca quindi di terrificanti incidenti aerei e di morti strane.
→ The New York Times. 2017-06-21. Election Results: Republican Wins U.S. House Seat in South Carolina
Ralph Norman, a Republican, defeated Archie Parnell, a Democrat, in a South Carolina special election on Tuesday in a U.S. House race.
Mr. Norman was expected to have an advantage over Mr. Parnell for the seat, which was vacated by Mick Mulvaney, now director of the Office of Management and Budget. However, Mr. Parnell kept the race relatively close, losing by just a few percentage points.
The Fifth District was redrawn to heavily favor Republicans after the 2010 elections. Mr. Mulvaney won his three re-election campaigns easily.
→ Bloomberg. 2017-06-21. Republican Wins House Seat Vacated By South Carolina’s Mick Mulvaney
Columbia, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the race to replace Mick Mulvaney in South Carolina’s 5th District (all times local):
Republican Ralph Norman has won a victory that was closer than expected in a special election to fill the South Carolina congressional seat vacated by Mick Mulvaney.
The Republican won just more than 51 percent of votes cast Tuesday in the 5th District. That’s compared with about 48 percent for Democrat Archie Parnell.
Norman, a former state lawmaker, ran a campaign aligning himself with President Donald Trump. Trump won the district in November by more than 18 percentage points.
Norman emerged as the top vote-getter from a seven-way GOP primary and defeated state lawmaker Tommy Pope by just more than 200 votes in a runoff.
Parnell, a former Goldman Sachs tax adviser, had argued he was best suited to represent the district, which was in Democratic hands for more than 100 years until Mulvaney’s 2010 victory. He said he called Norman Tuesday night to congratulate him on his victory.
Republican Ralph Norman has won a special election to fill the South Carolina congressional seat vacated by Mick Mulvaney, who resigned to work for President Donald Trump’s administration.
The millionaire real estate developer won Tuesday’s special election over Democrat Archie Parnell in the 5th District, which stretches north from Columbia toward the suburbs of Charlotte, North Carolina.
Norman, a former state lawmaker, ran a campaign aligning himself with President Donald Trump, who won this district in November by more than 18 percentage points. He emerged as the top vote-getter from a seven-way GOP primary and defeated state lawmaker Tommy Pope by just more than 200 votes in a runoff.
Parnell, a former Goldman Sachs tax adviser, had argued he was best suited to represent the district, which was in Democratic hands for more than 100 years until Mulvaney’s 2010 victory.
→ Abc News. 2017-06-21. Republican aligned with Trump wins South Carolina House seat
Republican Ralph Norman won a special election Tuesday to fill the South Carolina congressional seat vacated by Mick Mulvaney, battling to a victory closer than many expected to replace the new White House budget director.
“It’s a good win, and we’re excited,” Norman, a real estate developer who aligned himself with President Donald Trump, told The Associated Press. “We’re looking forward to getting to work in Washington.”
Norman, who celebrated his 64th birthday on election night, defeated Democrat Archie Parnell with 51 percent of the vote, with 99 percent of precincts reporting. Parnell had roughly 48 percent of the vote.
Three third-party candidates also ran.
Republicans hoped to extend their hold on the district, where Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in November by more than 18 percentage points. Surrogates like Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and former South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint campaigned with the former state lawmaker, who also received support during a seven-way primary and ultimate runoff from conservative groups like the Club for Growth.
Democrats took interest in the race, too, with Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez campaigning with Parnell. But it was small in comparison to the party’s investment in a special election in Georgia’s 6th District, seen as an early test for the GOP and President Trump: the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee put only $275,000 into South Carolina’s race. That’s compared with a $5 million investment in the special election in Georgia’s 6th District.
In a statement, DCCC Chairman Ben Ray Luj?n congratulated Parnell on a hard-fought campaign that “made huge gains compared to past Democrats who competed here.”
Parnell’s campaign thanked supporters in a statement, saying the stood “against a rising tide of bitterness and division” and offered hope. Parnell also called Norman to congratulate him.
The Democrat put on a strong campaign, outperforming Clinton in a handful of the 11 counties that make up the 5th District, which stretches north from Columbia to the suburbs of Charlotte, North Carolina. In Chester County, which Trump won with 51 percent, Parnell edged out Norman by more than 7 percentage points.
But Norman still performed strongly in the district’s population centers, including his vote-rich home territory of York County.
“Elections are close,” Norman said Tuesday night. “We knew it was going to be close. Archie’s a good candidate.”
Norman, a former state lawmaker, said support from the president resonated positively with voters. Trump recorded a robocall in support of Norman’s campaign and sent out Twitter messages encouraging voters to back him.
“Everybody’s had their differences with President Trump,” Norman told the AP. “He’s a polarizing president, but I think a majority of the people like what he’s doing.”
David L. O’Neal, a retired Army officer and paratrooper from Tega Cay, backed Norman in the primary and said the Republican earned his general election vote in part because of his stance on veterans’ issues.
“As a retired military officer, I feel Ralph is strongest on military issues, wanting a strong defense,” O’Neal said Tuesday. “And I know he is 100 percent with the veterans on their issues.”