Nikema Williams Wins Late Rep. John Lewis’ Congressional Seat By Defeating Trump Ally Angela Stanton-King By Winning 85% of the Votes

Nikema Williams Wins Late Rep. John Lewis’ Congressional Seat By Defeating Trump Ally Angela Stanton-King By Winning 85% of the Votes https://ift.tt/2NdfClv

In a landslide victory earlier this week, Nikema Williams, who was selected by the Georgia Democratic Party to replace the late Rep. John Lewis on the ballot for Georgia’s 5th congressional district, has defeated President Trump ally Angela Stanton-King in the race to keep the late Congressman’s seat, according to theGrio.

In the election for the coveted seat occupied by Lewis before his untimely death earlier this year, Williams convincingly won with an overwhelming 85.1% of votes, while Stanton-King received a paltry 14.9%, the New York Times reported.

Back in July, Williams, a state senator, was selected from a group of 131 applicants narrowed down to five choices by the party’s executive committee. The group selected Williams during a Zoom meeting as it was coming up against a legal deadline.

The president, who pardoned Stanton-King earlier this year after she was convicted in 2014 on federal conspiracy charges, recently showed his support for the candidate.

Stanton-King thanked her supporters after the resounding defeat.

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