Republican candidate Karen Handel won the special election for Georgia’s 6th congressional district by beating Democrat Jon Ossoff, and MSNBC host Rachel Maddow thinks the weather impacted the outcome, 100% Fed Up reports.
The liberal anchor claimed there weren’t enough votes for Ossof because Democratic voters didn’t turn out to the polling stations because of the rain on Tuesday.
The 55-year-old Handel, Georgia’s former secretary of state, fended off the 30-year-old Democrat upstart despite a deluge of campaign contributions from liberal donors for the Democrats’ candidate to win a special House election in Georgia 6th congressional district.
With the win, she will become the first female GOP member to represent Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives, officials of the party said.
In a statement, House Speaker Paul Ryan said: “Democrats from coast-to-coast threw everything they had at this race, and Karen would not be defeated.”
Democrats are now 0-4 in congressional elections since Donald Trump assumed office, having been beaten by Republicans in earlier special elections in Kansas and Montana.