(RoyalPatriot.com )- Tuesday saw Guam elect a Republican as its non-voting representative to the U.S. Congress for the first time in almost 30 years.
According to the Pacific Daily News, Republican James Moylan, a senator in the island’s senate, defeated Democrat Judith Won Pat by 1,648 votes out of 32,502 votes cast. The outcomes are unofficial and uncompleted.
According to the publication, he was only the second Republican to hold the seat since it was established in 1972 and the first since 1993.
Guam, an island in the western Pacific Ocean, had the first Tuesday midterm decision.
Moylan won’t be able to vote, but the outcome in the Democratic-leaning U.S. territory could be a precursor to the expectedly conservative midterm outcomes.
However, Democrats will continue to hold a nine to a six-member majority in the island’s legislature.
In addition, Democratic Governor Lou Leon Guerrero defeated Republican Felix Camacho, who presided over the territory as governor from 2003 until 2011.
One is reminded of one of the most bizarre errors in contemporary political history when one considers Guam “flipping.”
In a congressional meeting that was videotaped and is currently receiving a lot of attention online and on the radio, Lithonia, Georgia, Democrat U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson expressed his concern that it might be.
Johnson made his remarks when asking Adm. Robert Willard, head of the American Pacific Fleet, about the effects of American forces on the little island, during a meeting of the House Armed Services Committee.
Johnson replied with a straight face and what appeared to be seriousness, “My concern is that the whole island will become so overpopulated that it will tip over and capsize.”
The admiral appeared to be considering the query as well. He continued by describing the Guam population and saying, “We don’t anticipate that.
On Thursday, the online mockery immediately grew in popularity.
A commenter on a blog post at National Review Online wrote: “My son is stationed. On Guam. Just a moment ago, I emailed him the video and instructed him to head to the opposite side of the island. He claimed that one of his shipmates arrived at work wearing a life jacket!”