Republican Jeff Landry shocked America by defeating Democrat Shawn Wilson in a landslide victory on Saturday to become Louisiana's next governor.
Landry claimed 52% of the vote in Saturday's election which was a large enough sum to bypass a runoff election that many expected to see.
Louisiana's gubernatorial election is set up so that the two top vote-getters generally advance to a runoff which is held in November.
While many expected Landry to claim one of the top two spots, very few expected him to win by such a margin as to prevent a runoff election entirely.
Landry will now replace Governor John Bel Edwards, who is a Democrat. Many are pointing to Bel Edwards's close relationship with President Joe Biden as part of the reason why Republicans had such a successful election.
This election could signal a greater movement forming ahead of the 2024 presidential election that should worry Democrats.
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