Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant on Wednesday said President Donald Trump won his re-enactment of the 2020 presidential election despite record numbers of early voting.
Bryant, who was sworn in by Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday, said Trump won by 5,000 votes, while Democratic rival Jon Ossoff had 1,800 more votes than Trump.
He said the new tally is a good sign for Democrats in a close election, though he also said he expects Republicans to do well in November.
“That’s what’s going to happen,” Bryant said.
Ossofs win a big upset in a Democratic district that President Donald Trumps victory would have needed to flip.
Democratic challenger Jon Osweg won Tuesday’s special election by 10,766 votes.
That’s a 3,700-vote margin over Democratic challenger Rep. Steve Scalise, who won the same district in the 2018 midterms.
Democratic candidate Jon Osos win with 7.5 million votes.
It’s the first time Ossof won a special election, the Associated Press reported.
Osos, who had been the Democratic nominee in the special election last year, also won a majority of the votes cast.
The race for a second term in the U.S. House of Representatives was a competitive race for Democrats, with Ossofc’s victory in his district the first in the state since Republicans took the majority in both houses of Congress in 2023.
Democrats lost their majority in the House in 2019, and Republicans regained it in 2020.
In 2018, Democrats won both chambers in the Georgia governor’s race, which was considered a referendum on the president.
The House voted to impeach Trump in 2020 for obstruction of justice and lying to the FBI.
Democrats regained the governorship in 2019 and then won back the House again in 2020, when President Trump won re-nomination.
In 2020, Democrats picked up the governoral election and won in a special House election.
They also picked up a majority in 2018 when Trump was defeated by Democratic candidate Phil Bredesen.
The Republican governor, Phil Bryant, speaks to reporters on the steps of the Capitol on January 21, 2021, in Washington, DC.
Bryant said on Wednesday that Trump won the 2020 election despite a record number, including early voting, that the White House announced during the campaign.
The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.