One under the radar upset that should make liberty conservatives proud was Republican Nancy Mace’s defeat of Democrat Joe Cunningham in South Carolina’s first congressional district on November 4, 2020.
In beating Cunningham, Mace became the first Republican woman to ever be elected to the U.S. House in South Carolina. The first woman ever elected to Congress from South Carolina was Democrat Liz Patterson. She was the representative of the Palmetto State’s fourth congressional district and served from 1987 to 1993.
“We made what many thought was impossible possible,” Mace said to her supporters. Mace defeated Cunningham by a 50.6 percent to 49.4 percent vote margin.
Cunningham was a media darling and was favored to win by many political experts and pollsters. Mace is a solid conservative option for South Carolina voters. She volunteered for Ron Paul’s presidency in 2012 and received an endorsement from Kentucky Senator Rand Paul back in December 2019.
2020 was touted as a wave year for Democrats at all levels of government. Fortunately for liberty conservatives, this did not materialize. A Democrat trifecta at the federal level would have been horrific. Similarly, Democrats failed to flip many state houses in 2020.
Overall, voters have become skeptical of Democrats taking complete control of governing bodies due to their positions on defunding the police, banning fracking, and promoting racial discord. We should not forget that America has multiple branches of government that check each other. This is a mechanism that can be used to thwart tyranny and prevent the Left from carrying out its despotic agenda.
Many conservatives should remember the importance of voting locally and at the state level. Similarly, federal level political involvement should not just consist of voting for presidential candidates. It’s important for us to vote for good candidates at each branch of government to guarantee that our agenda is coherently implemented.