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Letter: Don’t be fooled — this election was a great one for Republicans

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Montana gubernatorial candidate and Republican U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte raises his fist after the Montana gubernatorial race was called by The Associated Press in Bozeman, Mont., Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020.

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While the Democrats gloat about their predicted win of the presidency all over social media and television, know the Republican Party was the quiet winner.

The GOP, with the leadership of President Trump (who received more votes than any Republican in history), came away with significant victories. With conservative momentum in the U.S. House, it looks like Nancy Pelosi’s embarrassing rule as speaker will finally end in 2022 if the GOP further erodes the Democratic majority. The congressional election outcomes also grew the diversity of Republican Party representatives.

Strong Republican women flipped seats throughout the country, like Cuban American Maria Elvira Salazar in Florida, Cherokee Nation member Yvette Herrell in New Mexico, South Korean immigrant Michelle Steel in California, and Nancy Mace, the first woman to graduate from The Citadel, in South Carolina.

Along with a strong performance in the House, where the Democrats will narrowly hold a majority, it looks like Republicans will keep the Senate, with just a split in the Georgia run-off come January. The stock market has also reacted well to the projected split between Democrats in the White House and Republicans in the Senate. The Biden/Harris administration will thankfully be kept in check from any radical left agenda.

State elections also saw the continued success of Republican candidates. Republicans retained every state legislature they controlled, as well as flipping New Hampshire back to the GOP. Along with the New Hampshire legislature, Montana voted to flip their governor’s office from blue to red.

So, despite the Democrats’ celebration and the call for transparent and fair elections that continually fall on so many deaf ears, know that the Republican Party is in great shape and will be ready for the next election.

Skyler Beltran

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