For the first time since 1993, the island of Guam has elected a Republican as its non-voting delegate to Congress
· Nov 8, 2022 ·

Well, here's a sign of a red wave I don't think any of us saw coming.

For the first time in nearly four decades, the US territory of Guam has gone to the right side of the aisle.

Just like that, the calls from Democrats to make Guam a state have suddenly ceased.

It's the end of times, Guam is red!

From the Washington Examiner:

The U.S. territory sends one non-voting delegate to Congress, and that delegate had always been a Democrat going back to 1993. That is no longer true, as Republican James Moylan defeated his Democratic opponent and became the first GOP pick-up in Congress and just the second Republican ever sent to Congress by the island...

Moylan had trailed in exit polls by 13 points, but won by five. The island's Democratic governor held on (though she won by 11 points, compared to the 24 points she led by in exit polls) and Democrats gained a seat in the territorial legislature. Guam voters were apparently content with their local Democratic Party, but not the national Democratic Party.

Thank goodness the island didn't tip over in the Republican surge to the polls.

It's Guam, the delegate doesn't even count toward the total that determines majority control, but this is a good sign for the Republicans!

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