DML News brings you the following information from TheHill.com:
The Democratic candidate in a Florida state Senate special election overwhelmingly defeated her GOP opponent, a delegate for President Trump during the 2016 election.
Democrat Lori Berman easily won the special election in the state’s 31st District with 74.8 percent of the vote. Republican Tami Donnally earned about 25.2 percent with nearly all precincts reporting, according to the Florida Division of Elections.
The article went on to state the following:
“This is a win for the people of Palm Beach County on the issues that matter to us,” Berman, a current state lawmaker, said, according to the Palm Beach Post.
The Hill noted that lack of Republican votes in the area:
Donnally, the vice chair of the Palm Beach County Republican Party and a 2016 delegate for Trump, told the Post that she was “disappointed” that more Republicans didn’t turn out to vote.
“And I don’t know why … but Palm Beach County is so blue and it feels as if it’ll never happen for the Republicans,” she added.
The #BlueWave continues!
Lori Berman, a Democrat, easily defeated a Trump delegate in the Florida special election for a State Senate Seat, with 74.8 percent of the vote.
— Ed Krassenstein 💎 (@EdKrassen) April 11, 2018
Thank you to all the voters of District 31 for placing your trust in me to be your State Senator. I am humbled & honored & appreciate everyone who made this victory possible. In the Senate, I will work hard for Palm Beach County and represent our values.https://t.co/jpYC4l5fyl
— Lori Berman (@loriberman) April 11, 2018