Dog bites man: Democrat wins special US House election in gerrymandered “safe Democratic” district

Source: NBC News

“Health care CEO Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick was elected to fill the seat of late Democratic Florida U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings on Tuesday, boosting the Democrats’ slim majority in the House. Cherfilus-McCormick defeated Republican Jason Mariner in the 20th Congressional District, which is firmly Democratic. Hastings was the longest-serving member of the Florida delegation before he died in April of pancreatic cancer. Democrats outnumber Republicans by a nearly 5-1 ratio in the district, which includes parts of Broward and Palm Beach counties.” [editor’s note: Most of these news stories don’t mention the actual vote totals / results — Cherfilus-McCormick 78.98%, Mariner 19.39%, Libertarian Mike ter Maat 0.7%, independent Jim Flynn 0.47%, and independent Lenny Serratore 0.46% – TLK] (01/11/22)