Kenosha County Office Flips To The GOP

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Republican Samantha Kerkman defeated Democrat Rebecca Matoska-Mentink to flip the Kenosha County office from Dem to the GOP.

This is the first time since at least 1998 that the seat will be held by a Republican.

From The Washington Examiner:

Kenosha County, Wisconsin, just elected a Republican to serve as its county executive. Given what Democrats and Black Lives Matter activists allowed to happen to the area in 2020, it isn’t a surprise that the GOP flipped the position.

Republican Samantha Kerkman defeated Democrat Rebecca Matoska-Mentink in the race to fill the officially nonpartisan position. According to Fox News, it’s the first time a Republican will hold the office since at least 1998. According to the Associated Press, Kerkman will be the first Republican ever to hold this office.

Historically, Democratic seats and districts have seen Republican winners over the last year and a half for a variety of reasons, as President Joe Biden and the Democratic Party have overseen disaster after disaster. Kenosha’s problems date back to before Democrats took unified control of Washington, D.C., when the party was propping up the Black Lives Matter movement ahead of the 2020 election.

The riots began after Jacob Blake was shot in the act of arming himself with a knife to use against police officers who had ordered him to surrender. The police were arresting Blake for violating a restraining order taken out against him by a woman he was accused of sexually assaulting. Blake himself admitted to the Wisconsin Department of Justice that he was armed when shot by a police officer.